GIVING THANKS
As 2018 draws to a close, we are especially grateful for our donors. Because of your generosity, we have had the privilege of supporting over 850 patients with our programs and events this year, including our newest patient experiences: Camp Gold , a young adult overnight retreat done in partnership with Cancer Care Services and TopGolf With Santa . Camp Gold, held in March at Camp Carter in Fort Worth, provided classic camp activities, with breakout sessions to talk about navigating life as a young adult, during and after cancer. Thanks to grants and donor support, we were able to hold our first TopGolf With Santa on December 2 nd . We had a great turnout and everyone had a amazing time. Thank you for helping young patients thrive both during and after treatment.

With patient programs like these, along with the cutting edge research we are funding, your dollars are making a tangible difference in many young lives.We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to the hope that 2019 will bring.

Rutledge Cancer Foundation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!
Fort Worth NCL group at stuffing party
Houston NCL delivers to Texas Children's Hospital
Stocking Stuffers!

Thank you to our friends from the Fort Worth and Houston chapters of the National Charity League, who helped to make and stuff our Carley's Closet stockings this year! These stockings were taken to all of our 13 centers across Texas. We distribute over 200 stockings each year to AYA patients currently receiving treatment at all of our partner hospitals. Stockings are filled with useful, fun comfort items to help ease cancer's impact.
Text GROVE5 to help us win $1,000!
If you haven't been to Waterside to see the RCF butterfly tree, designed by Lindy Penny, be sure to add this to your list! RCF has a tree on display for the Grove of Giving tree contest where the winning tree receives a $1,000 donation from Waterside. You can help us win by texting GROVE5 to 209-269-3365 through December 21st.
Preserving Hope

Newlyweds Molly and Zach were busy enjoying married life when Molly learned she had Hodgkin's Lymphoma and their world turned upside down. Like many young women battling cancer, she was quickly thrust into the chaos of cancer treatments and the possibility of fertility issues down the road. As a young married couple, they didn't have the financial means for fertility preservation. Thanks to the Rutledge Cancer Foundation and Moncrief Cancer Institute ONCO-fertility program, “ The amount of stress and worry that was lifted is completely indescribable ,” Molly said.
Read more here .

UPCOMING EVENTS
Save the Date!
2019 events are just around the corner!
January 27th
For patients and families
To attend click here
March 2-3rd
Sign up coming soon
March 30th
Open to anyone in the DFW community!
September 19th
RECENT EVENTS
Our first Raise the Rate: Tee Off Against Cancer event was a success! Over 40 people joined RCF for a laid back evening of golf fun, food and prizes.
Read more here .


Top Golf With Santa

On Sunday, December 2nd RCF hosted over 40 patients and their friends and families for a holiday party at Top Golf in Ft. Worth. Guests dressed in their Christmas sweaters (and onesies) and prizes were given for the best holiday attire! Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for photos and hugs. We're happy to report that everyone made the nice list this year!
Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting Patients

VIGIL Phase III

VIGIL Phase III has 8 sites that are actively recruiting patients. The most recent site is at Texas Oncology Pediatrics at Medical City in Dallas, Texas with Dr. Maurizio Ghisoli serving as the Principal Investigator. Dr. Ghisoli helped start the Ewing vaccine trial back in 2012 when Carley Rutledge was his very first patient.
Dr. Ghisoli says, " At Medical City Dallas we are very proud to offer a novel immunotherapy treatment option for Ewing Sarcoma patients in first relapse, complimentary to traditional chemotherapy. Immunotherapy has become the modern modality to treat cancer. It's personalized and has limited toxicity but long lasting anti-cancer effect ."

Ellen Harding (formerly with Mary Crowley Cancer Research), Dr. Ghisoli and Carley Rutledge

Targeted Lipoplex
Also, the targeted Lipoplex for Type I Ewing sarcoma is re-opening at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, with Dr. Emily Slotkin as Principal Investigator. Read more about Lipoplex here .
SUPER HEROES

Thank you to Harrison Bell and everyone who helped to organize Corbash to honor their friend Justin Corbridge, who passed away from Ewing Sarcoma. Justin was a huge Florida State football fan, so his family and friends organized a giant tailgate party before the FSU/LSU game on October 6th. Corbash raised over $14,000 for RCF in his memory!

Thank you to Christina Van der Weide for donating $1,955 to help ease cancer's impact on teens and young adults! Christina competed in an Ironman competition in honor of her brother who has battled Ewing's twice!

Thank you to Fort Worth Country Day senior, Grace Wagner , who helped to rally donations for RCF during the Battle of Bryant Irvin game between FWCD and Trinity Valley!

Thank you to Carol Henderson Galleries who donated 20% back from proceeds on jewelry sales at the Hearts of Gold Luncheon!

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

AEGON/Transamerica Foundation
Joni Elaine Templeton Foundation


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 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