Cal’s Angels announces partnership with CureSearch for the Chicagoland CureSearch Walk
Two nonprofits join forces for Critical Children’s Cancer Research
February 29, 2016 – This September, the Chicagoland CureSearch Walk at Boomer’s Stadium in Schaumburg will have a new partner in their fight against childhood cancer – Cal’s Angels. These two groups will bring more than 2,000 people together to celebrate children with cancer and honor those who have lost their fight. Funds raised at the walk will help drive research that accelerates the search for cures.
“This is a great partnership,” said Erin Richey, CureSearch’s Manager of Signature Events. “Between Cal’s mission of granting wishes and providing financial assistance to the families of children with cancer, and CureSearch’s drive to end children’s cancer, this opportunity underscores the amount of support needed to make a difference in the young lives of those battling cancer.
Founded in 2007, Cal’s Angels has raised more than $2.5M, bringing hope and support to 700+ pediatric cancer patients and their families through wish-granting, Cal’s Comfort Kits, and the many hospital programs.
“The opportunity to collaborate with such an industry leader when it comes to ending children’s cancer is a golden one. While only research will end cancer, there are more than 40,000 children who are fighting for their lives today who need not only emotional but also financial support, and that’s where we shine,” said Stacey Sutter, President of Cal’s Angels.
To learn more about how you can join the fight to end children’s cancer, or register for the Chicago CureSearch Walk on September 25, 2016 visit www.curesearchwalk.org/chicago
About Cal’s Angels
Cal’s Angels, a 501(c)3 pediatric cancer foundation established in 2007 by Tom and Stacey Sutter after losing their oldest son Cal to leukemia in 2006. During his treatment, Cal always cared about others before himself and inspired Tom and Stacey to start a foundation that grants wishes for kids fighting cancer and provides financial assistance to their family. Cal’s Angels has many programs that help kids fighting cancer including wish granting/financial assistance, 12 Days of Christmas program, Cal’s Comfort Kits and monthly hospital parties where they bring toys, pizza and fun to the 2 oncology floors at Lurie Children’s hospital.
For more information, visit www.calsangels.org or facebook.com/calsangels.
About CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit organization based in Bethesda, Md, works to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. CureSearch is building a $10 million research pipeline to aggressively drive pediatric research grants and clinical trials that have a higher chance of becoming cures for children’s cancer without the toxic side effects that plague current treatment options.
For more information, follow CureSearch on Twitter @curesearch or join the conversation on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/curesearch.