A Christmas Miracle

As a Director of a cancer non-profit, I often experience great highs and lows with patients a nd their families’ journeys. This November I was able to be a part of a true miracle. After meeting Liana and Richard, a young newly married couple, I was moved by the deep abiding love they had for each other, but also the many challenges they were facing. Not only was Richard in treatment again for his first relapse of osteosarcoma, he currently works as a grocery clerk to support Liana while in nursing school. She, in turn, plans to support him in order to finish college to become a software engineer. The biggest dilemma they are facing is they only have one car and with work, school and home at least 45 minutes apart, they face many daily challenges. Click here to read more.
Coming Home Benefit Concer t

Join us for our annual Coming Home Benefit Concert on Sunday, December 22, at the Mopac Event Center featuring live music by  Monica Moser  and  Jane Ellen Bryant  with catering by Chef Tim Love. Bring your friends and family, and help us ease the impact, raise the rate, and find a cure for AYA cancers!

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concert begins at 7 pm.
TopGolf Christmas Party
One of our favorite patient events of the year is TopGolf Christmas Party! On Sunday, December 8, RCF hosted 43 guests for a fun afternoon of TopGolf, delicious food and a very special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa! This year our guests also enjoyed Vogue City, a social media photo booth. Congratulations to James for winning Most Festive Sweater with his Grinch hoodie and to Carson and Kim for bringing in second place with MOOrey Christmas. These great patient events would not be possible without the support of our generous donors. Thank you! 
RCF Supports Innovative, Targeted Approach to Cancer Drugs
There is much in the news these days announcing innovative, less-toxic cancer therapies which bring great hope to many. Most of these new drugs, however, are for the larger cancer populations such as: colon, lung, breast and leukemias. Unfortunately, pediatric and young adult cancer populations are the last to see break-throughs, due to smaller populations and rarer cancers. Still-over 15,000 young children under the age 15, and 70,000 young adults age 15-39, will be diagnosed with cancer every year , which is why RCF exists.
With little change in survival rates for over 35 years, it is time that less toxic, more curative therapies are offered to this cancer population. Thankfully, non-profit charities like RCF are making that a reality. In just 9 years we have supported 7 emerging therapies with 5 of them in current clinical trials.

Clinical Trials
RCF has joined with foundations nationwide to fund a new Phase II clinical trial for Ewing Sarcoma, developed by the Boston Children's solid tumor team at  Boston Children's Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and l ed by Dr. Steven DuBois. The trial is now available for relapsed and recurrent Ewing Sarcoma patients. Click here to learn more about the trial.

Rutledge Cancer Foundation
The Alan B. Slifka Foundation
Carson Sarcoma Foundation
Teaming Up to Fight Childhood Cancer
i-ROK Foundation
1Million for Anna
Save the Date
Coming Home Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 22

TopGolf: Tee Off Against Cancer
Thursday, April 9

Hearts of Gold Gala
 Saturday, September 19
We could not do what we do without our wonderful donors. Thank you for helping us  Ease Cancer's Impact, Raise Survival Rates, and Find A Cure !