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The Northeast Ohio CureSearch Walk

May 8th, 2011 by jnedley

Last year The Carter Nedley Foundation was well-represented at the first-ever Northeast Ohio CureSearch Walk.  The walk attracted more than 500 participants to University Circle, and raised more than $45,000.  (You can read about our experience at last year’s walk here.)

For those of you who don’t know, CureSearch (known, also, as CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation) raises private research funds for the Children’s Oncology Group, a worldwide network of more than 5,000 physicians, nurses, and scientists whose collaboration, research and care have turned childhood cancer from a disease thought virtually incurable to nearly 80 percent curable.

Currently, more than two-thirds of CureSearch’s budget is derived from Federal grants.  However, Congress is considering a significant cut — perhaps as much as ten percent — to current levels of funding, of which childhood cancers already receive less than three percent.  So, to keep clinical trials open, increased funding from private sources is needed.

And The Carter Nedley Foundation is ready to help.

We are proud to announce that we again are participating in The Northeast Ohio CureSearch Walk, scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 4 at University Circle/Wade Oval.

Please click here to access our team page, where you can join “Carter’s Crew” either live at the event or as a “Virtual Walker” (which means you can participate without having to attend).  You can click on the CureSearch Walk logo above, also, to reach the “Carter’s Crew” team page.  Registration is just $10.

The Carter Nedley Foundation is proud to announce, also, that it is making a separate gift to CureSearch in the amount of $1,000.

Finally, we will be registering donors for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, an associate registry for The National Marrow Donor Program.  Joining the registry is free, and requires only a painless cheek swab.  (Click here for a copy of the wonderful flyer they’ve assembled for us.)

We hope to see you at this year’s Northeast Ohio CureSearch Walk.

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