New Board Member Announcement

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is excited to announce Cynthia Tarle joining the Board of Directors.  She is the Founder of Tarle Law and is the Managing Director of their offices physically located in Austin and Dallas, Texas as well as San Diego, California.  The firm is widely recognized across both states for its work in handling litigation related to construction defect actions, insurance, premises liability, bodily injury and product liability claims.  For over 25 years, Cynthia has represented NASDAQ, NYSE-listed, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and policyholders. She acts as a national consultant in the development of her clients’ corporate insurance programs and directs contract negotiations which serve to align contract terms with insurance provisions provided by those programs.  In addition to working to mitigate the scope of potential losses for her clients’ via contract negotiations, the firm is also engaged as litigation and trial counsel to defend insureds in multi-party, court designated complex actions, including commercial, mixed use and industrial projects, residential construction, and school districts.  The firm also specializes in catastrophic loss and wrongful death claims, including those arising out of construction accidents.  Cynthia is admitted to practice in Texas, California and Colorado, representing clients in counties across those states.  She speaks to groups nationally on topics of insurance, contracts and construction loss control mechanisms, risk transfer and litigation. 

Why did you choose to join the board of directors for TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation?

The fragility of life came into laser focus for me the day I learned of Connor’s diagnosis. No longer was childhood cancer something I read about or heard others discussing from a distance. Through my college roommate and dear friend of over 30 years, Joy Cruse, childhood cancer suddenly hit very close to home. It was impossible to shake the feeling of helplessness as someone close to me suffered so deeply. No parent should have the burden of outliving their own child, yet everyday cancer takes the most innocent among us leaving families wondering how such a horrible disease can continue without a cure. TeamConnor’s voice has empowered families in this fight and I am proud to help support its goal of defeating childhood cancer.

What is childhood cancer research and raising funds for childhood cancer funding important to you?  

Nothing is more important to me than my four children. Working to protect them and prevent other families from the devastating effects of childhood cancer is a core mission I want to more actively support through research funding. TeamConnor is a beam of light and a symbol of hope to families searching for answers to questions they hoped to never have to ask.

Thank you, Cynthia for joining TeamConnor as a leadership volunteer as we work together to beat childhood cancer!  

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Today, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer.  Seven will lose their battle.

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Every day in America, approximately 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class, or geographic region.

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, accounting for about 3% of childhood cancers.

On average, 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a child with cancer.

About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias.

Childhood cancer survival rates in the United States have increased from less than 20% in the 1960s to almost 80% today.

Cancer kills more children each year than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined.

Childhood cancer is not one disease entity, but rather a spectrum of different malignancies. Cancers found in children are biologically different from those seen in adults.

1 in 300 children will develop cancer before age 20.

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children.

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive.

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