Our Inspiration

Sometimes the greatest inspirations come from the smallest people. That was certainly the case when four year old Connor Cruse was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2005. Connor inspired the creation of The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation (TCCF) and Connor the Caterpillar, a sweet and loveable caterpillar that is the icon for National Childhood Cancer Awareness. Read More >

Our Vision

TeamConnor’s purpose is to serve families, build awareness, and raise funds for research to help cure childhood cancer. Read More >

Our Achievements

We have made great strides in funding childhood cancer research since our inception in 2008. There is a tremendous discrepancy in federal funding for research and clinical trials of childhood cancer. Therefore, most of the funds raised come from private and corporate donations. We fight every day to help put your child’s cancer where it belongs – far, far behind them. Read More >

Our Partners

Our partners and sponsors make it possible for us to fund more research programs, raise awareness, and create opportunities for the community to come together in the fight against childhood cancer. We believe that children are our most precious resource. Likeminded companies are the perfect partner for TeamConnor. We are proud of our partners and sponsors who make helping find a cure for childhood cancer their top priority! If you would like to join our team or see how you can join the fight, contact us! We’ll find a program that’s just right for your company! Read More >

Our Team

TeamConnor has tremendous support from our Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board, Advisory Board, Junior Advisory Board, volunteers and staff. We are a team of medical experts, parents, caring citizens and corporate executives who all share a dream of finding a cure. Our time and energy is devoted to one of the most worthwhile causes – saving our children. We welcome your support as we continue our fight against childhood cancer.

Grant Guidelines

TeamConnor awards research grants to scientists committed to advancing research aimed at finding the causes and cures of childhood cancer. We are focused on developing new protocols leading to better treatment options for children. TeamConnor funds a broad spectrum of childhood cancer research. To date, we are proud to have awarded almost $1 million in grants for research. To be considered for funding, please review our purpose and the areas of interest for research. Find Out More >

Our Featured Hero

Ashley Piltz

Ashley Piltz

Our world completely changed on September 12, 2007..

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Did You Know

Building awareness of childhood cancer is critical to funding and finding a cure. To help, please consider sharing teamconnor.org on your Facebook.

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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