Our Team

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation Staff

Our staff is an integral part of the success of TeamConnor.  We are able to keep expenses low due to the efforts of our dedicated staff who oversees day-to-day operations, as well as the volunteers. The staff also works closely with the Board of Directors who guide TeamConnor’s long-term goals.

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Kathryn Copple
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation has named Kathryn Copple as Executive Director.  Copple has more than ten years of experience working with event planning, client relationship management, and fundraising.  As the Executive Director, Copple will be responsible for donor and sponsor development, planning of events, overseeing day-to-day operations, and supporting the Board of Directors with the organization’s long-term mission.

Copple received her J.D. from Loyola University College of Law and her LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Law from the University of Houston Law Center.

E-mail Kathryn at kcopple@teamconnor.org

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Chris Wied
Chris Wied is the Executive Assistant for TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.  She has over twenty-five years experience in the business and non-profit sectors.  Her extensive involvement with TeamConnor has been an integral part of the organization's success.

E-mail Chris at cwied@teamconnor.org.

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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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