Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hey! We're Walking Here!

The Peachy Keens are at it again! We're dusting off our walking shoes and hitting the road on Saturday, September 11th for the Austin CureSearch Walk. CureSearch funds the lifesaving research of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), which is conducting the clinical trial Georgia is participating in. COG treats more than 90% of children with cancer at more than 200 hospitals in the United States, so if you know a child who's gone through cancer treatment, it's highly likely that COG had a hand in their care.

The CureSearch Walk celebrates and honors all those whose lives have been affected by children's cancer, while raising funds for research. We know that there are (unfortunately) many cancer organizations out there that can benefit from our fundraising efforts, but we've chosen to focus on those that have directly impacted Georgia's care - COG (through this walk and St. Baldrick's) and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (through TNT events, Pennies for Patients, and the Light the Night Walk). We so appreciate these groups and the strides they have made in treatment and cure rates, and we want to do our part to further their work to the ultimate goal - a CURE!

So, to you, our dear, generous Friends of Georgia (FROGs?), we invite you to join us on our 5K walk! Click the link in the sidebar to learn more about COG, the walk itself, or to donate to our team! Or better yet, sign up to walk with us! How awesome would that be to have a bunch of FROGs walking in honor of Georgia and all other kids in the fight against cancer? Registration is $10 for adults, and free for kids under 16 - hear that, Parksiders? : ) You can set up a page to fundraise and help us reach our goal of $1000, or just come walk with us. It's a great event and the perfect way to celebrate the end of Georgia's primary treatment and the kick-off of maintenance! Let us know if you have any questions, and THANK YOU again for supporting our amazing girl!

Also, a special thanks goes to Zel, who managed to add 53 units to Georgia's tally with his blood drive! Spectacular! Keep up the good work, blood donors!

P.S. Until Blogger cooperates and I can put a button in the sidebar, click HERE to get to our team page. From there, you can go to individual team member pages (not all of which are set up yet) to make a donation. Hope to see some of you out there on the trail!

1 comment:

  1. that's awesome! too bad we can't participate in the actual walk, but we can probably donate to the Peachy Keens! Love......Claire