Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hey! We're Walking Here! Again!*

Georgia and the Good Dr. Neff at the 2010 walk

The Peachy Keens are at it again! We're dusting off our walking shoes and hitting the road on Saturday, September 24th for the Austin CureSearch Walk! CureSearch funds the lifesaving research of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a collaborative of hospitals that treat more than 90% of children with cancer in the United States, including our warrior girl, Georgia Lee.

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 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! Registration is $10 for adults, and free for kids under 16. You can set up a page to fundraise and help us reach our goal of $5000, or just come walk with us. We're off to a great start, thanks to the huge successes of Georgia's Lemonade Stand and the Parkside Art Show, and we want to keep the momentum going! Let us know if you have any questions, and THANK YOU again for supporting our amazing girl!

*Reposted (with a few edits - but the same enthusiasm!) - from August 2010.

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