Fall 2019
You Make a Difference! 
Colt has battled cancer for four out of the six years of his life. Read here about how your support of Children's Cancer Partners has impacted his short life and has given his parents peace of mind.
Upcoming Events
Each Monday in September, Orange Theory in Spartanburg will be supporting Children's Cancer Partners and taking up donations.

Note from the Chair of the Board
The fear is gripping. The overwhelming wave of anguish and vulnerability is instatntaneous and engulfs life as you knew it. When you can breathe again your mind races and becomes consumed with questions you can't answer. How could this happen to us? How will we get through this? How can we afford this?

This is how many parents describe the day they were stunned to learn of their child's cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, numerous Carolina families can identify with this description. Over 600 children in NC and SC are diagnosed with childhood cancer every year, beginning the battle against the number one disease killer of children- the precious little ones of our friends and neighbors.

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating for anyone. When it involves a child, it is particularly jolting. The good news? Families in the Carolinas who are grappling with a childhood cancer diagnosis have a strong partner for their journey- Children's Cancer Partners. We provide families with the funds needed for transportation, lodging and food associated with vital cancer treatments.

During September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CCP is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about the challenges faced by these families and how others can help provide encouragement and support. CCP is asking Carolina parents, school administrators and student organizations to show their support for local children battling cancer by hosting a Kidz in Lids event at their school

It's simple- caring kids bring a dollar to school and get to wear their favorite hat throughout the school day. All funds raised go to CCP to help ensure Carolina children can access the lifesaving cancer treatments they desperately need.

Kidz in Lids is a great way for students to learn how they can impact the lives of those among us who are dealing with significant challenges.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Keep an eye out for our billboards in Greenville, Spartanburg, Charleston, Columbia, and the Durham area!
A Message from our Executive Director
Thank you, Partner !

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM), a perfect time to express anew appreciation for being a Children’s Cancer Partner, and to share the good news you’ll see just be clicking through this jam-packed newsletter. Read it all, and be proud of helping – share it with a friend.

First , treat yourself to the article here from Upstate Parent magazine – with your help, we’ve been alongside sweet little Colt Becker on every step of his journey. He’s battled neuroblastoma for most of his life; he wouldn’t even be here(!) if you hadn’t helped us help him get to New York 20 times for specialized care. And now he’s our “poster boy” on billboards (acquired through local nonprofit programs) and messages we hope you will see and point out to others as part of NCCAM.

800+ - that’s how many children are now served by CCP, compared with 22 when we embarked on our expansion in May of 2016!

FOOTBALL SEASON and we’re kicking cancer in more places! Officially, we only root for the teams of doctors and nurses who are fighting cancer…BUT, thanks to TDBank we get $100 every time the Wofford Terriers score a touchdown, and we’re awaiting word of renewed support from DABO’s ALL IN TEAM Foundation.

Facebook fans - we’ve got a “frame” you can put around your Fb images highlighting CCP - you saw what Facebook did for us on blankets?! Over 1.1 MILLION people reached, and the blankets are still pouring in, every day! See the instructions below from our Communications Manager Ann Louise.

Kidz in Lids® is busting out all over the Carolinas, but we really need your help getting to all the potential for this fabulous program. See the feature below, and learn how you can help with a phone call or visit to a school near you - PLEASE!

Every time we answer a call from a pediatric cancer treatment center, we make new promises to another frightened child. But when you call, or visit our website or mail us a gift, we’re closer to honoring those promises. Please don’t stop, because cancer never does. In honor of our 800 children and 15,600+ that will be diagnosed nationwide please consider a gift .

Proud to be your partner,

Want to bring Kidz in Lids to your child's school? Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September, is the PERFECT time to get started! Click here for more information! We encourage schools to hold Kidz in Lids days year round. It's a simple fundraiser and a great way to teach students about local youth who are in a life or death struggle with cancer.

Contact Marisa Cecil

Promoted through a grant from the
J M Smith Foundation.
Here is a great blog from Carolina Parent about
the impact your participation has on Carolina children!
Put Your #GoldOn this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We'd like to share some simple ways to support children battling cancer across the Carolinas that make a big impact!

1) Start a Kidz in Lids Day at your child or grandchild's school!
Kidz in Lids days are great year-round, but especially during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Kids bring a dollar to school and get to wear their favorite hat. Click here to get started.
2) Wear gold and post it online with #GoldOn to share why you're supporting CCP this September.
Be sure to tag @ChildrensCancerPartners!
3) Add a CCP profile picture frame on Facebook!
Just search CCP or CCAM 2019 on profile pic editor to find us.
4) Consider making a gift to support children battling cancer across North and South Carolina
Click here to get started.
Barney Gosnell-President of Spartanburg Rotary, with Karla Butler-Board member, Laura Allen-Executive Director, Tom Russell- Founder and Family Advocate, Marisa Cecil-Director of Development, Kerry Blome-Family Advocate, Ann Louise Granger-Communications Coordinator, Kim Melick-Operations Manager, Stone Kelley-McLeod-Board member, and Roger Sullivan-Volunteer.

We wore gold and told our story at Spartanburg Rotary club to kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Karla Butler, board member, said, "Wearing gold was a small way I could show Rotarians the solidarity we have at CCP with our mission. As evidenced by the informative and heart warming presentation given by Roger and Laura- CCP is an important part of the equation for families fighting cancer in their child. I am proud to be a part of the CCP team and the communities in the Carolinas that let these children know we care!"

If you have a group that would like to hear about Children's Cancer Partner's mission, contact annlouise@childrenscancerpartners.org.
Wrapped in Hope and Love
At the start of August, we requested blankets to deliver during our intakes with new families. With over a million people reached, our social media post blew up and people have responded from all over the world! We give blankets to our children to symbolize the hope and love we strive to wrap each child in during their cancer battle. We're overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers from across the country and around the world. Thank you to everyone that has made or sent a blanket and to those that shared our posts. Click here to read more about the outpouring of love and see more pictures!
Events Held for CCP
Kicks4Cancer with Ball4Good
Sunday, September 29
4-5 PM
Upward Star Center
Get tickets here .

Adom Appiah is a Children's Cancer Partners Champion who attends Spartanburg Day School. He is a firm believer that kids can change the world, and he proves it with his organization, Ball4Good. Adom has supported CCP throughout the years, and now Kicks4Cancer is being held to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and raise awareness and funds for the children that we serve. Tickets are $10.
Inaugural Give Thanks Golf Tourney
Saturday, November 23
8:30 AM
Founders Club of Pawley's Island
Learn more here.

Give thanks for your blessings and pay it forward at the first annual Give Thanks Golf Tourney . We're thankful for the wonderful Myrtle Beach area volunteers who are building this fabulous event! The tournament will feature fantastic food and beverages, exceptional prices and superior golfing, all to benefit Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas in their mission to support Carolina families facing childhood cancer.

Single Team • $300
2 carts & digital team photo
Breakfast, lunch & beverages
Games of chance and prizes

Single Player • $80
Cart & digital photo
Breakfast, lunch & beverages
Games of chance and prizes

Sponsorships are available from $500-$5,000. Click here if you'd like to get involved.
Children's Cancer Partners has been chosen as the recipient of TD Bank's Touchdowns

CCP will receive a donation from TD Bank each time Wofford lands in the end zone.

We're grateful for this partnership with TD and we can't wait to cheer the Terriers on all season!
Lela's Lemonade
Lela, a fourth grader local to Spartanburg, was so touched by the work Children's Cancer Partners does, that she decided she wanted to be involved. She came up with a plan to raise money and held her own lemonade stand this summer. She came to our office to hand-deliver the funds she raised. We feel lucky to have a partner like her!
Hear about Lela's work for Children's Cancer Partners in her own words!
Grupo Antolin Supports CCP
Grupo Antolin, a Spartanburg business, chose to raise money for Children's Cancer Partners. For Ricky, CCP's mission hits close to home. He experienced childhood cancer firsthand as his young cousin fought for his life.
Jewels for a Cause
Thank you to Kendra Scott in Durham for hosting us for a percentage night for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! It was a great evening of raising funds for children battling cancer!

8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham NC
SECC #4042
We're participating in the SECC! If you're a North Carolina state employee, you can search us or use our number #4042.
Ridin' for a Reason
This year's Myrtle Beach bike week will have a little more meaning when Children's Cancer Partners has a table at Harley Davidson on October 3rd. Be sure to look-out for our t-shirts on sale to benefit CCP. That night, we'll have a fundraising event at Bubba's...if you're in town we hope you'll join us! Thank you to our Myrtle Beach and Harley Davidson friends for their help in making this happen! If you'd like to volunteer, please contact info@childrenscancerpartners.org. Keep an eye out for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities
Office Volunteers:
We regularly need volunteers on hand to help with a variety of projects. Email kim@childrenscancerpartners.org if you would like to hear our needs and give some time to help our children.

Gift in Kind shoppers:
We are always in search of monthly volunteers to help us "shop" the United Way Gift in Kind center. If you're interested, contact kim@childrenscancerpartners.org
If you'd like to donate in-kind items, please see our wish list here !

Christmas Volunteers
Raleigh: December 7 and Spartanburg: December 8
Volunteers needed from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Looking for a few hours of joy during the holidays? Help create a magical experience for our children, their siblings and parents. We need volunteers to help with face painting, crafts (materials provided), shepherding families, carriage rides, family photos, Santa visits, a photographer and more...
Email Kim here to sign up.

Need a Speaker?
Need a speaker for your church, civic, or community group? We'd love to share our CCP story with you! Contact annlouise@childrenscancerpartners.org to learn more.
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We love our volunteers and ambassadors in Spartanburg, Durham and beyond!
Our lifesaving mission is spread thanks to you, our partners!
Many thanks to the Catholic Diocese, SC Catholic schools will be holding a Kidz in Lids week in January! Over the summer, we met with the SC Catholic School Leadership Superintendent, Sandra Leatherwood, Associate Director for Secondary Education, Jacqualine Kasprowski, and Childhood Cancer Optimist Club Secretary and Treasurer, John Grover.

Welcome to our newest volunteer in the Pee Dee area, Lorraine. She met with Sue and Lou, our veteran Myrtle Beach volunteers.
2019 Board of Directors
Ryan Gaylord Board Chair
Sheila Breitweiser, Ed. D | Karla Butler | Brian Carey | Ruth Cate | Ki Chung, MD
Landon Cohen | Sky Foster | Nene Gunn | Bet Hamilton | Martin Huff | Sheila Ingle
Stone Kelley-McLeod | Marsha Moore | Melinda Moretz, MD | Jill Van Pelt | Cal Wicker
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