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12 Bands Looks Beyond Holidays
By Kelly Jasper Staff Writer
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Joe Stevenson bets the Christmas spirit that fuels giving to pediatric cancer research through the 12 Bands of Christmas isn’t limited to December. Or Augusta, for that matter. read on

Pupils Join Cancer Battle in Big Way
By Nikasha Dicks Staff Writer
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

Episcopal Day School fifth-grade pupils were busy last week working for a good cause. The pupils raised more than $4,000 for Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer. The fundraising drive was in honor of Brennan Simkins and Patrick Chance, who are fighting cancer. read on

Irish Honor Young Fan Before Win
By John Boyette Sports Editor
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Brennan Simkins led the Aquinas football team the short distance from the gym to the football stadium, then helped the Irish tear down the banner as they raced onto the field Friday night. read on

The Children School Supports The Press On To CURE Childhood Cancer Fund
As written in The Children’s School Newsletter
August 9, 2010
Character education and community service are a part of daily life at The Children School (TCS).  On May 26, Wilma Pollard and Amanda Thwaits’ first grade class ended their year of service by completing a fundraising project that had an extra special meaning for them. read on

Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer: A Named Fund Truly Making a Difference
Kristin Conner: CURE Childhood Cancer
July 2, 2010
The Press On fund mission changed in an ironically positive direction in 2009 when Tara and Turner Simkins, dear friends of the Chances and early supporters of Press On, joined forces with the Chances as a result of their son, Brennan’s, diagnosis with AML on the eve of his seventh birthday. read on

The Children’s School Raises Money for CURE
Kristin Conner: CURE Childhood Cancer
July 2, 2010
In March, kindergartners at The Children’s School in Midtown performed extra chores for parents and friends to raise money for their class community service project.  The children donated the money, a total of $587.51, to a special cause,  Press On: The Patrick R. Chance Fund for Neuroblastoma Research of CURE Childhood Cancer. read on

Jeff Foxworthy Help CURE Childhood Cancer
May 28, 2009
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Play for Patrick Tennis Tournament – May 29 – 30
Kristin Conner: CURE Childhood Cancer
April 24, 2009
This years Druid Hills Golf Club Charity Weekend with Play for Patrick and Tennis Pro AM will be held on Friday, May 29-30 to benefit Press On: The Patrick R. Chance Fund for Neuroblastoma Research through CURE Childhood Cancer. read more

Community Shows Support to 7 -Year -Old with Leukemia
By Barclay Bishop
Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2009

Augusta, GA — Turner Simkins, son diagnosed with Leukemia: “He’s a strong little boy, and he still has a great smile…” read on

Children Show Support For Sick Pupil
Stephanie Toone Staff Writer
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
On Monday the eight-grader at St. Mary on the Hill School got a buzz cut to show support for the first-grader Brennan Simkins, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. read on

Patrick’s Paperwhites
Kristin Conner: CURE Childhood Cancer
January 6, 2009
Give a gift of fragrant, white, super easy care paperwhites and support childhood cancer research at the same time! read on

Patrick Chance Day at Nanuet Fire Department
March 31, 2008
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Chances CURE Childhood
February 13, 2008
Cancer kills more children than any other disease. Until there is a solution for every child diagnosed with cancer, CURE will be there.
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