For the last four years, TeamConnor has joined forces with Hawaiian Falls to raise awareness for the need for more research of childhood cancer, raise funds, and bring joy to kids across Texas who are enjoying summer vacation. We are proud that we have launched ticket sales for the 5th Annual Splash Out Childhood Cancer event. Tickets can be purchased here, 5th Annual Splash Out Childhood Cancer and are valid May 28 through September 5, ... Read More
Dallas Cowboys running back coach Gary Brown, along with his wife Kim and daughter Malena, will serve as Honorary Chairs for the 12th Annual III Forks Golf Classic presented by Northwestern Mutual – Dallas on May 1 – 2, 2016. The two-day event kicks off with an exclusive dinner, as well as a live and silent auction on Sunday evening, May 1, at III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas. On Monday, May 2, more than 240 ... Read More
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation wrapped-up 2015 by awarding more than $116,000 in grants to six hospitals across the country to support cutting-edge research on the many childhood cancers. Hospitals receiving grants included Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Inc., Hunter College, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Children’s Health Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth.
“We are committed to funding more research for childhood cancers at some of the best research hospitals in the ... Read More
Dallas Law Firm Again Offers $50,000 in Scholarships to Students Affected by Cancer
DALLAS – The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is offering a total of $50,000 in annual scholarships for the second straight year to help further the education of Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer.
The Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas was created to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from any ... Read More
In 2013, TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation awarded Dr. Barbieri of Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston $75,254 for her research in neuroblastoma. To date, her research in this area has shown encouraging results.
She has determined that a specific protein in neuroblastoma cells, CHAF1, is an epigenetic regulator which controls the metabolism of many aggressive neuroblastoma tumors, by way of altered gene expression.
Dr. Barbieri’s laboratory research has great potential and the information she has ... Read More
TeamConnor is Honored to be Named as a Charity Recipient of NorthPark 50: Fifty Years of Giving.
DALLAS — North Texans have helped make NorthPark Center one of the most well-known malls in the United States. To celebrate that relationship and its 50 year anniversary, the mall’s ownership is giving back.
People have been shopping until they drop at NorthPark Center since 1965. NorthPark is unique among malls because it not only features high-end shopping, but sculptures ... Read More
Reminder: Applications for the TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation 2015 Grant Cycle are due by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation supports innovative research and promising clinical trials that have the potential to immediately impact the lives of childhood cancer patients. We are interested in funding researchers who:
1. Have outstanding clinical treatment ideas relevant to today’s childhood cancer patients and are without clinical trial support from the NIH or other cancer ... Read More
TeamConnor’s mission is to support research to find a cure for childhood cancers. Check out this video produced by Satterwhite Media about all the research TeamConnor contributed to in the fight against childhood cancer. https://vimeo.com/126715210
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation would like to congratulate our Founder, Joy Cruse, for her hard work and participation in the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer Summit. On June 17, 2015, representatives from approximately 100 childhood cancer organization met in Washington, DC for the annual summit and membership meeting.
The annual meeting afforded the childhood cancer community the opportunity to connect with each other and learn more about current trends in research, long-term survivorship, advocacy, and drug development. ... Read More
Do you LOVE shopping on Amazon.com? Did you know that if you click on this link to shop at Amazon they will donate 5% of your purchase price back to TeamConnor every time you shop? Just click the link and select TeamConnor as your designated charity. How great is that?!? You can shop online and still support your favorite charity, TeamConnor … Happy shopping!
TeamConnor is honored to be part of the groundbreaking work of Dr. Skapek and Dr. Leavy at Children’s Health Research Center. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation granted more than $8,000 for the TeamConnor Children’s Health Internship program. Dr. Leavy and Dr. Skapek Children’s Health Research Center benefits the Osteosarcoma CPRIIT Project.
Pictured left to right: Joy Cruse, TeamConnor Founder; Dr. Stephen Skapek Professor of Pediatrics and Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research for Children’s Health; Jamie Singer, ... Read More
This blog post from WithoutMyZoey really hit home for us at TeamConnor. Just heartbreaking that we are still losing too many children to this horrible disease.
Another birthday without the birthday girl
I remember the night from 7 years ago like it was yesterday. The night that changed my life forever. That Monday night when Zoey decided to make her appearance, with her head full of thick black hair and sparkling big brown eyes. One look at her ... Read More
Park Place Jaguar unveiled the new 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe, at Million Air Dallas at the Addison Airport. More than 700 guests experienced the debut of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe along with the full line-up of Jaguar vehicles.
During the evening, Park Place Jaguar made a $5,000 donation to TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation to serve families, build awareness, and raise funds for research to help find a cure for childhood cancers.
Guests enjoyed English Gastropub-inspired cuisine by ... Read More
Hidden Lakes Elementary School supports 3 students undergoing cancer treatments
Posted Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014
BY SANDRA ENGELLAND
Even though no one chooses to go through it, extreme adversity can bring out the best in people.
The faculty, students and parents at Hidden Lakes Elementary School have learned that lesson this year while supporting three little girls and their families as each battled different forms of cancer.
“There wasn’t a rule book,” said Hidden Lakes Principal Melanie Graham. “This is ... Read More
Students at Martha Hunt Elementary in Murphy, TX opened their hearts and filled canisters full of coins for Coins for Kids with Cancer program, benefitting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. Recently, the kids at Hunt Elementary raised $2,731 over a two-week period. Every grade got involved, gathering as many coins as they could from their piggy banks, parents and friends for this campaign. Knowing that each coin goes towards funding research towards finding a cure for ... Read More
Avery Doyle, a fifth grade student at Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA), and a Junior Advisory Board Member for TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is raising childhood cancer awareness and funds for childhood cancer research within her school and community.
Doyle’s awareness efforts began by starting a team for Destination Imagination at PCA, which is a competition for kids to pick a challenge and work together to accomplish it. Avery is one of seven team members for the ... Read More
Children don’t mess around. When they get behind a cause and want to make a difference, they do with full force. Students at Cesar Chavez Elementary in Little Elm put passion in full gear to raise funds for the Coins For Kids with Cancer program benefitting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Chavez Elementary started their coin drive at the beginning of February after Joy Cruse spoke at a school assembly. That day they heard the story of ... Read More
During an assembly at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Little Elm, a story was told about a boy who got cancer when he was four years old and passed away from the disease when he was eight. All of the kids at the assembly were moved, especially Abigail, an 11 year old 5th grader.
It was Connor Cruse’s story that Abigail and the students of Chavez Elementary School heard that day. Connor’s mom, Joy, urged the ... Read More
Starting ninth grade in a new town is difficult. Arriving to your new school wearing a face mask is isolating. Malena Brown, 15, moved to Keller, Texas from Cleveland, Ohio in June with her mom, little brother and sister, and cancer.
The Browns split their family between the two cities last February when Gary, Malena’s father, accepted an offensive coaching job with the Dallas Cowboys. Her mom Kim said she felt like a single mother during ... Read More
Childhood Cancer is a condition that is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a condition that qualifies for disability benefits. However, in order for your child to qualify for disability benefits strict financial and medical criteria will have to be met.
Qualifying for SSI Benefits
Children with cancer receive disability benefits through the SSA’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which is a need-based benefit which requires applicants have minimal financial resources available to pay everyday ... Read More
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