(Ben, second from left with friends at the Rutledge Day at the Rodeo event)
Bouncing Back
We first met Ben last year at our RCF night at the Ranger Game. Like most high school seniors, Ben is looking forward to graduation and a bright future. Unlike most, however, he has spent his last half of high school battling Papillary thyroid cancer. As an involved student at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Ben was determined to remain active with the soccer team and the ROTC/Academic Team Raiders program. Although his cancer has prohibited him from being able to do all of the things he loves, he says his school has been very understanding and helpful, accommodating where possible. Staying focused on his goals has been a source of strength. Full story here.
TCU Students Help to Raise Over $10,000!
Lincoln (right) with his brother and SuperFrog
On Saturday, March 30th Rutledge Cancer Foundation held Raise the Rate, Horned Frogs Kickin' Out Cancer with help from our amazing TCU student committee. Thanks to their help, our ninth annual kickball tournament was a huge success!

Starting with the first pitch thrown out by 4 year old Ewing's warrior Lincoln, the day was filled with inspiration, fun and laughter. Teams, fans and volunteers braved the cold and had a great time watching kickball and enjoying the delicious Heim BBQ food truck! Full story here .
RECENT EVENTS
2nd Annual Camp Gold AYA Retreat
Rutledge Day at the Rodeo 2019
On the first weekend of March, a special group of young adult cancer patients and survivors bonded over a weekend of sharing, new challenges and fun at Camp El Tesoro in Granbury for the 2nd annual Camp Gold AYA retreat. Read more here .

Rutledge Day at the Rodeo 2019 is in the books! Donned in RCF yellow bandanas, we celebrated our last year at Will Rogers Coliseum with 350 guests and an action-packed show, followed by a hearty meal.
Joyce R einecke Executive Director of Alliance for Fertility Preservation with Laura Rutledge and Carolyn Roberts
Carley Rutledge with Laura Rutledge
RCF Visits Austin

Just before heading to Austin in March for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, RCF was alerted that Bills had been introduced in the Texas House (HB 2682), and Senate (SB 959) to extend health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services due to cancer treatment.

As many of you know, loss of fertility is a common and devastating side effect for teen and young adult cancer patients as a result of toxic chemotherapies and radiation given to save their lives. The Rutledge Cancer Foundation/ Moncrief Cancer Institute Fertility Preservation Program stands in the gap for young patients in Tarrant County, with counseling, coordination and funding for preservation for those who could otherwise not afford it. This private model is not... Read more .

Click here to help by sending a message to your senator and/or congressman to ask them to co-author the bill and urging a floor vote for HB 2682 and SB 959!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
September 19th at Ridglea Country Club
2019 Co-Chairs Lindy Penny and Allison Wagner



SUPER HEROES

Thank you to Dahna Rimal for hosting a birthday fundraiser to raise funds for RCF! Dhana donated $1,086 to help us fulfill our mission!
Dahna pictured with Brenda Lammers,
Business Manager and Carley's Closet Director
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

R4 Foundation
YTAC Houston
Katrine Menzing Deakins Charitable Trust,
Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
AEGON/Transamerica Foundation
Junior League of Fort Worth
Sid Richardson


We are deeply grateful to our grantors. We could not do what we do without the support of organizations like these who help us support our mission.
How Can You Help?

Host a gift card drive anytime of the year! We give gift cards to young adult cancer patients in our Carley's Closet bags and stockings. We need restaurant and Starbucks cards, entertainment like Hulu and Netflix, to help with gas or rides to and from treatment- Uber and Visa gift cards and for basic needs- Walmart and Target cards. For more info contact program coordinator Brenda Lammers- brenda@rutledgecancerfoundation.org

Shop on AmazonSmile and choose Rutledge Cancer Foundation as your beneficiary!
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Host a GiveBack with your friends at your favorite store or restaurant!


The Rutledge Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID#27-5035852