Spotlight On Braxton Anjo
Braxton is a kind hearted, brave and energetic 5 year old. He always seems to make people smile with his unique personality and sense of humor. Braxton lives on his family’s apple farm with his Dad Mark, Mom Chelsie and two dogs, Sissy and Franky. He is most happy and himself playing outside. Braxton loves to swim, camp, learn about apples and tractors, go on vacation and spend time with all of his family, especially his cousins. This year Braxton has taken on many new adventures such as Pre-K, Camp Good Days Jr, soccer camp and swimming class. When Braxton grows up he wants to be a farmer.
Braxton was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September 2013 when he was just two years old. He has been on treatment for over 3 years. With his mom and dad by his side on December 21st, Braxton rang the bell signifying his end of chemo!! Braxton is so brave and such an inspiration to anyone that loves him, knows him or has heard his story. Way to go Braxton!!
Focus of This Month
Frank was diagnosed with A.L.L. in May of 2013. Surrounded by his family, he rang the bell of hope signifying his last chemo treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong!
Our friends at Lacy Katzen LLP
Thank you to our amazing friends at Lacy Katzen LLP for their very generous donation to CURE! They also donated food baskets which were donated to CURE families this holiday season. CURE is blessed to have friends like you.
Every year at the holidays CURE provides holiday assistance to over 50 families. We could not do this without the amazing help and generosity of our wonderful community. We would like to give a HUGE thank you to some of our awesome CURE friends who sponsored families this holiday: Wendy Monks, Sonya and Family, Frontier Pioneers, Rowe Family, Lanie Bittner, Home Depot of Rochester, Diana Stanton Bronson, Laurie Bauer, Rochester Youth Hockey Bantam Minor Red Team, Pixos Print, Lacy Katzen LLP, Kevin & Ann Marie Clar, Kara Long, #TeamAngeline, Mark’s Pizzeria, Fight Club of Rochester, Anna’s Wish, Greater Rochester Orthopedics, Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Pre-Med Club and Fairport Spanish National Honor Society. We would also like to thank Janelle, Loretta and Connie for volunteering your time to help us wrap gifts for all of the families.
3rd Annual Tacky Sweater Party
Despite being a snowy cold night, our 3rd Annual Tacky Sweater Party was a huge success! We are so appreciative to our friends at Nosh, ButaPub and Black Button Distilling for hosting an awesome food and drink throwdown.
Some of our friends dressed in their tacky sweaters from the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside and the winner of the tackiest sweater contest was Carlos.
Honorable mention goes to Norah Pritchard, who had the tackiest getup, but was unable to attend the event due to the weather.
Check out all these amazing hats that were donated to CURE by Jeremy from Hatsgiving. They donated 175 hats for our CURE families to help them stay warm in the cold winter months. Jeremy started Hatsgiving in 2012 when he was just 8 years old and since has donated over 5,771 hats to pediatric cancer patients across the country. Thank you Jeremy and Hatsgiving for all the great work you do!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities to Support:
8th Annual 5K and Fun Walk
New Year’s Resolutions tend to revolve around improving oneself and the environment around you. If your resolutions involve becoming more active in your community and helping others, CURE has opportunities for you!
We are currently in the planning stages of our 8th Annual 5k and Fun Walk which will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Lower Seneca Park. If you would like to join a committee for this event, you would be fulfilling your promise to yourself to become more active in your community AND you would be helping out a great local cause! We need help in the areas of participant recruitment, sponsor recruitment, registration, and much more! If you would like to become involved with this event and have an area that you would like to work on, please contact Kim Collins (email@example.com)
We want to hear from you!
- We have a “Wall of Fame” at the Twelve Corners Starbucks that features artwork of our CURE kids. We would love to feature your work and the wall could use a little love. Please do not include last names on your pieces. They can be sent to the CURE office or given to Kiersten or Tonia at the hospital.
- Has CURE helped you? We would love to hear stories about how CURE has helped you and your family. These stories will be shared with grantors, donors, on our website and social media. We want the community to know their contributions are making a difference! Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- What programming would you like to see at CURE? We are working on developing more Parents’ Night Out events (where would you like us to set one up??) as well as joint programming with other local organizations. What would you like to see us work on? Please send suggestions to email@example.com
- Are we doing a good job? Share stories about staff members helping you and your family. We’d love to hear!
Our most sincere condolences…
Abigail Spring– November 26th
Brianne Margeson– December 3rd
Braddock Young – December 6th