Press On Completes $450,00 Pledge

By Sarah Turner Davis · December 5, 2017

Press On Fund Completes Investment in Pioneering St. Jude Study on NK Cell and Stem Cell Transplantation for Neuroblastoma   Augusta, GA – The Press On Fund has completed a 2014 pledge of $450,000 with an investment of $130,806.18 in a pioneering study that provides the world’s first Bone Marrow Transplant immunotherapy strategy for relapsed and…

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Press On Contributes $250,000 to TpAML

By Sarah Turner Davis · November 27, 2017

Press On Fund Contributes to Multi-Million Dollar TARGET Pediatric AML Initiative Augusta, GA – November 27, 2017 – Press On Fund is combining forces with TARGET Pediatric AML (TpAML) to establish the largest ever collaborative research initiative to cure pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Press On’s $250,000 investment in TpAML represents its first commitment to…

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Announcing 30 Days to Press On

By Sarah Turner Davis · August 22, 2017

This September, join Press On as we take Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to the next level! Sign up for 30 Days to Press On and receive a daily email with stories, updates, and easy ways to turn your AWARENESS into ACTION. This year, all donations during the month of September will go to Target Pediatric…

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Registration Open ~ Play for Patrick 2017

By Sarah Turner Davis · July 26, 2017

Registration is now open for Play for Patrick 2017 in Atlanta, GA! See below for the schedule of events and links to each registration. All events take place at Druid Hills Golf Club, September 22nd-25th. We can’t wait to see you there! Women’s Doubles Tennis Tournament Friday, September 22nd, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration…

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Veterans United’s Surprise Donation!

By Sarah Turner Davis · July 1, 2017

Veterans United Foundation surprised our teammates at the Community Foundation for the CSRA on Friday with a HUGE check! Literally! Shell Berry, President/CEO of the CFCSRA, on behalf of Press on Fund, accepted a $10,000 donation from the Veterans United Foundation. Employees of Veterans United Home Loans donate a percentage of their salary to a fund held by…

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RACE for Children Act

By Sarah Turner Davis · June 6, 2017

The Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act would close a key loophole that currently allows potentially life-saving drugs to be tested for adults but not for children. “If the Senate passes this act, necessary studies will be conducted to provide physicians with more information for treating children with cancer. This wouldn’t be the…

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Play It Forward: The Spirit of Press On

By Sarah Turner Davis · December 23, 2016

By now, all of you have heard us use the words Play It Forward. Many of you participated in our social media challenge, and some of you even created your own fundraisers. Take Eric Neevel, an Avett Brothers fan who approached the Crawfords in July hoping to raise money in honor of Hallie. His idea…

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Medical University of South Carolina Visit

By Turner Simkins · December 5, 2016

Last week, I met with Bobby Houck and Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs along with Barbara Rivers of MUSC and Dr. Jackie Kraveka to discuss Dr. Kreveka’s breakthrough neuroblastoma research at MUSC.  Through the Blue Dogs and Friends concert this December 28, all monies directed to Press On will be reserved for the support of this…

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Holiday Shopping for Press On!

By Sarah Turner Davis · October 17, 2016

Below is a list of vendors with items that support Press On. We will update it as more items become available. CauseNetwork: Online Shopping at Over 1000 Stores! When you shop through our personal CauseNetwork Press On Marketplace a percentage of your purchases at hundreds of online stores will go to Press On. Special deals on hotels, as…

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Press On Welcomes a Third Family to the Team

By Sarah Turner Davis · September 21, 2016

You’ve met the Chances and the Simkins, and now Press On is proud to announce that we are adding another family to the team: The Crawfords! Bob and Melanie Crawford’s daughter Hallie was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011; the Crawfords and Simkins met while at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You may know Bob as…

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GoPro for a Cause

By Sarah Turner Davis · June 30, 2016

Did you ever see the GoPro for a Cause video for Turner’s song “Possibilities,” recorded by Darius Rucker for St. Jude? Thanks GoPro, Darius Rucker, and St. Jude! Find the song on iTunes today!

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A Great Day at the Georgia Cancer Center

By Tara Simkins · June 14, 2016

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, touring the research labs and clinical trials units, and listening to updates from Drs. Ted Johnson and David Munn regarding the Phase I relapsed brain tumor immunotherapy trial using the drug indoximod, the arms of this trial, and…

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T-Cell Research Showing Promise!

By Turner Simkins · November 11, 2015

Augusta, GA.     Research premised in altering the human T-Cell to attack cancer cells in much the same way that they would attack a virus or bacteria is showing much promise, as recently published in a New York Times article.   The Press On Fund has invested in two separate studies for NK Cell therapy,  for…

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Press On Pleased to Announce Long Term Georgia-Regents University Partnership

By Turner Simkins · September 1, 2015

Press On is pleased to announce its long term partnership with Georgia Regents University in establishing a translational pediatric oncology research program for the State of Georgia. The landmark grant which made possible through was achieved with the valuable support of Janus Research and Tony and Jeanie Loop. For more information about this announcement, on…

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