May Newsletter

Why CURE?

WHY CURE?

As you may know, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary here at CURE. We have been in the community making a difference to families being treated at Strong (Golisano Children’s Hospital) for 40 years! We are funded primarily through internal fundraisers, one of which is RAPIDLY approaching on April 30th. We’ve set an aggressive goal of $20,000 and we know we can do it with your help. As of today, here is where we are at with our goal:CURE-fk_thermometer2-01

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YOU have all helped us to assist families throughout the past.

Are you thinking to yourself: “There are SO MANY organizations that help families in Rochester. Why should I choose CURE?

We started asking the question: “Why CURE?”

Here are some of our findings:

It seems only fitting that I start things off, as Executive Director of CURE. For those of you who don’t know me, I have my background in Accounting. Community service and helping those around me is something that is rooted deep in my soul, planted within me by my parents, who believe in the spirit of giving and helping those around you. This idea runs through to my core. Working in the business world, I wasn’t feeling fulfilled – I knew I had more to give. I started volunteering with CURE, created my own fundraising event, joined the Board of Directors and eventually joined the Staff. But why? I truly want to help the families CURE helps. If I was in their position, I would want someone like me fighting for my family, doing whatever they could to help in whichever way they could. That’s why CURE is here. I am constantly inspired by our CURE families, who may be experiencing the most difficult days of their lives, yet they make it through…with grace and courage and strength. CURE families inspire me to face each day with grace…and strength…and courage…and kindness. I consistently am amazed by the kindness shown by our CURE families for each other.

 

Longtime Volunteer: “YOU! Seriously, CURE is so small. I know I am really needed and can really do something and I always feel like I’m appreciated and making a difference. Some other organizations take their volunteers too much for granted. What drew me to CURE is the fact that CURE is hands on with the families as opposed to organizations that fund research. I know both are important but I would rather see what we are doing is helping as opposed to the wait and see what happens in the long run.”

 

CURE dad: “CURE made a direct connection with us from the get go…The other organizations didn’t come around for awhile. And some didn’t offer much help.”

 

We will share more stories like this in the coming months, but for now, we ask you…

WHY CURE?

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Holiday Heroes

Recently, a bell was donated by a local CURE family to the pediatric oncology unit.  When the final chemotherapy treatment has been administered, the child is invited to ring that bell. The sweet sound of hope rings for everyone to hear. The sound of survivorship is increasing. Increased survivorship comes with challenges, however. Educational assistance provided by an educational liaison or our BOOST tutors program has increased. Maintenance medications and additional doctor’s appointments arise. Families need support – both financially and through CURE offering fun programming that allows them to create happy memories together.

YOU can make a difference to our CURE families by honoring a hero in your life. The CURE Childhood Cancer Association Holiday Heroes Campaign gives you the opportunity to recognize a hero in your life all while helping local families coping with childhood cancer and chronic blood disorders.

All of messages and ads will be featured in the Messenger Post newspapers throughout Monroe, Wayne, Ontario and Yates Counties the week of Christmas. Ads and messages will also be available for viewing online on both CURE’S website as well as the Messenger Post website, MPNNow.com, which will allow you to share your ad with friends and family from outside the area.

Click here to learn more.

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