Family Assistance for October 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 3 families last month totaling $3,360 and we have provided over $37,500 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. In addition, we have donated $10,000 this years towards pediatric brain tumor research. Our financial assistance we give varies each month depending on our families request. We feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time. Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children's Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic and Hasbro Children's Hospital, we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hospitals. Last month we assisted a 4 yr old little girl from IL with her families rent payment, an 11 year old little girl from SC with their grocery needs as well as rent payment and a 7 yr old little girl from Texas with food & clothing. Childhood brain cancer/tumors are devastating and help is always needed for families who are battling. They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up. We can't thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website - we have a photo album dedicated to our brave warriors, just click on their pictures to learn a little about them! Funding Research... Our funding to date has been been to support The Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Evan was a fun spirited little boy who was diagnosed with DIPG in the November after Cory. He lost his more than courageous battle a year to the day of his diagnosis on November 13, 2012, just 3 months after Cory passed away. He was 11 years old. Like us Tim and Aimee, Evan's parents have become very passionate with their cause, which is specific to funding research for DIPG. Sadly this bond we share as parents of a child who battled DIPG is like none other. We understand how unforgiving this disease is and what it means to find a cure. Imagine if we could find a cure for the most difficult to treat and devastating brain tumor of all what it would mean for the advancement in all cancer/tumor treatments. Together we can make a difference.
Save The Date .... Our 3rd Annual 5K Road Race & Relay Walk will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 at Blackstone Millville Regional High School.
Did you know that you can support Cory's Crusaders just by shopping on Amazon? Just go to Amazon Smiles and select Cory's Crusaders as the organization you wish to support http://smile.amazon.com/
Thank you for helping us help families with children battling brain tumors/ cancer. Without your continued support we would not be able to do what we do.
Teresa & Jim Gaudet, Co Founders