New Board Member Announcement

“We are honored to have Jon Quesnel, Chief Development Officer for Northwestern Mutual Dallas/Fort Worth, join us as one of our newest board members with TeamConnor,” said Joy Cruse, Founder of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “He understands the value in the importance of funding novel childhood cancer research and stands ready as a trained
leadership volunteer to help us in the fight for childhood cancer. We are honored to have a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Northwestern Mutual leadership team join us as childhood cancer is the philanthropic platform for the company nationwide.

Quesnel has been with Northwestern Mutual for over 10 years and resides in Frisco with his wife, Sally, and their three young children. “I’ve been around TeamConnor for years as a volunteer and donor. I have always admired the volunteers and staff, the fundraising events, and the incredible stories of hope, through funding research, that this organization continues to provide for those who are facing this giant of a disease. This is important to me because so many children and families are negatively impacted by this terrible disease, and I hope that TeamConnor can continue to fund breakthrough research that creates an environment where more people live with hope and better chances of survival. If our research grants give hope to more people through medical breakthroughs, then God is glorified and hope is renewed for many” said

Thank you, Jon 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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