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Giant Food's Triple Winner Program Begins
The ninth annual Triple Winner game benefiting the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center began April 11. Triple Winner has raised over $11 million for pediatric cancer research, making it one of the most successful cause-marketing programs in the nation. This year Giant has committed to raise $1.6 million, a $100,000 increase from 2012, in critical funds for the fight against children’s cancer.
Customers can donate $1 at their neighborhood Giant to receive a Triple Winner scratch card. Every card is a winner, and prizes include a free product, gift card, or cash up to $10,000. One hundred percent of the donations will go directly to the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Read more about the Program and meet this year’s Patient Ambassadors
Proceeds from Ways to Live Forever Film Benefit Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology
Joining forces to beat childhood cancer and raise awareness, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology has been selected by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation to receive a portion of the proceeds from the upcoming film, Ways to Live Forever. Johns Hopkins, along with other cancer-related organizations will receive a portion of the box-office proceeds from the North American release of the film, Ways to Live Forever.
"The funds will be used for research on childhood cancers such as leukemia. Types of funding sources are even more critical in these days of federal cutbacks of research funding," said Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D., director of the pediatric oncology division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
The film, scheduled to be released this summer, is based on the acclaimed British children's novel by Sally Nicholls. It tells the inspiring story of an ambitious 12-year-old named Sam and his best friend, Felix. Sam has leukemia and although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected.
Singer Savannah Outen Dedicates Song to Teen Cancer Patient
On March 18, YouTube sensation and Disney recording artist Savannah Outen will sing her newly-recorded song “Brave and True” to 16 year-old Bo Oliver, a cancer patient at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Outen was paired with Oliver this past summer through Music is Medicine’s Donate a Song project. Outen wrote and recorded the song in Oliver’s honor. The song and music video will be sold to raise money for Johns Hopkins pediatric oncology research.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Awards Hopkins Pediatric Oncology with Grants
The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research presented Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Division of Pediatric Oncology with a check for $204,865 on November 13, awarding grants to two physicians.
Colleen Annesley, M.D., a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, and Kathy Ruble, Ph.D., both of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology, have been awarded grants totaling $204,865 by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation during the check presentation.
Rally Foundation Supports Dr. Loeb
The Rally foundation raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer at Johns Hopkins. Members of the foundation, Zach, Luke, Ryan, and Hannah raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research by bike riding down the east coast, holding fundraisers, and visiting hospitals. Although there were many obstacles riding down the east coast, such as the weather, physical demanding bike rides, and emotional journeys; this Rally Team has done incredible things. Track their journey on their blog for more stories of their expedition.
Dr. Loeb received a grant from the Rally Foundation to fund his research in the metabolism of Ewing’s sarcoma. Sarcoma is found in bone and tissue. Dr. Loeb will be researching to see if the genes that are causing this cancer to develop are directly causing metabolic changes in these cells and possible treatments. The funding is essential since no improvement in survival of patients with this cancer has happened in over 15 years.
Music is Medicine Program Makes Dream Come True for Patient
Leora Friedman is 19 years old, a sophomore at Princeton, and the CEO of Music is Medicine, a youth-run organization that harnesses the power of music to make a difference in the lives of seriously-ill children.
What started out as a local service project in 2008 when Leora was 15, Music is Medicine has shot up to celebrity level status with “Donate a Song,” a project that empowers celebrity artists to use their talents to fund childhood disease research.
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WHEN: May 18, 2013
3rd Annual Cole and Dylan's Gala
WHEN: June 1, 2013
13th Annual Outback Steakhouse Charity Clay Classic
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013, Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pintail Point Farms in Queenstown, Maryland
Price: $200 per Shooter, $40 guest (non-shooting)
A favorite amongst shooters and spectators, this unique Sporting Clays tournament promises a day of fun sport, great food, and good company. Shooters begin the day with breakfast and side games like The Flush and The Long Bird. On the course, they visit 14 stations, take their best shots, and break for delicious Outback Steakhouse favorites. Participants finish the day with a refreshing Billabong Hour and an elaborate Outback Steakhouse dinner.
For information about this event please contact Cindy Santure Hearn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the Outback Steakhouse Charity Clay Classic.
Bay Ridge Marlins Swimathon
WHEN: July 27-28
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WHEN: August 3-9, 2013
Heather Brooke Foundation Bull & Oyster Roast
WHEN: Saturday, September 7
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
WHERE: Kurtz's Beach
2070 Kurtz Avenue
Pasadena, MD 21122
The 21st Annual Outback Steakhouse Charity Golf Tournament
WHEN: Tuesday October 15, 2013, Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Queenstown Harbor Golf Course in Queenstown, Maryland
PRICE: $1,250 Five-some on the River Course or $1,125 Five-some on the Lakes Course
This amateur golf tournament is one-of- a- kind and promises fun and excitement! Over 350 golfers enjoy Outback Steakhouse food and hospitality on two beautiful courses. Teams consist of five players. Player fee includes greens fees for 18 rounds of golf, cart fees, a personal cart liaison, a commemorative gift, and food and beverages throughout the day. When rounds are completed, golfers enjoy an Aussie dinner (more food!) and an Awards ceremony. Prizes are awarded to winning teams and individuals. Participants are also able to bid for impressive silent auction items.
Competition is friendly and fun, while the ultimate goal remains to help children fight cancer. Specifically, this fundraising event strides to have a significant influence on the research and treatment of cancer at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
For information about this event please contact Cindy Santure Hearn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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