Wednesday, September 08, 2010
CURE Childhood Cancer Announces 6th Annual “A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes”
September 25 Luncheon Hosted by Chris Glavine to Support Pediatric Cancer Research
CURE Childhood Cancer announces its 6th Annual “A Tribute to Quiet Heroes” luncheon, to be held from 11a.m. to 2p.m. on September 25, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. The event, which honors mothers of children with cancer whose love and tireless dedication guide their families through an unimaginable journey, has raised more than $1 million for pediatric cancer research since its inception in 2005.
"The ‘Quiet Heroes’ luncheon is our way of honoring and providing a day of respite to the women who take care of their children with cancer so quietly and selflessly throughout the year. We love being able to treat these mothers to a special day out, all to benefit a cause we are passionate about,” said Kristin Connor, CURE’s Executive Director.
The event is hosted each year by Chris Glavine, wife of former Major League Baseball player Tom Glavine, who helped launch the inaugural event five years ago. Emmy-award winning news anchor Jill Becker of 11 Alive, herself the mother of a childhood cancer survivor, will emcee, and the featured speaker will be Nancy Keene, author and co-author of several books for families of children with cancer, including Childhood Leukemia and Childhood Cancer.
The event will also include a silent auction with items such as an autographed Justin Bieber guitar, an opportunity for one lucky Little League team to receive coaching from Tom Glavine at his home and play baseball on the infield in his Country Club of the South backyard, dinner with Chris and Tom Glavine, a Macbook Pro and 2011 Masters’ Tournament final round badges available for bidding. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at www.quietheroes.org.
Founded in 1975, Atlanta, Georgia-based CURE Childhood Cancer has raised millions of dollars for research and ongoing education of pediatric cancer and is focused on supporting childhood cancer experts, locally and nationally, who work daily to discover a cure for pediatric cancer. CURE Childhood Cancer currently funds two pediatric oncology Fellows at the Emory University School of Medicine. CURE Childhood Cancer also offers programs that address the critical/urgent needs of patients and their families. For more information go to www.curechildhoodcancer.org or contact Ms. Kristin Connor, Executive Director, at 770-986-0035.
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