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TECHROVA Enrichment Clubs empower elementary and middle school students to raise money for non-profit organizations through math, science, geography and language arts contests nationally. 

Joy Cruse, founder of the Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation, recently spoke to TECHROVA members about the work that TeamConnor does to support childhood cancer research. 

“Connor loved math and science,” said Joy Cruse. “Connor was especially interested in the space program. He once said, ‘Mom, if we can put a man on the moon, then surely we can find a cure for cancer, right?’ We promised Connor we would fight for a cure so other children wouldn’t have to endure what he did.” 

Joy was pregnant with her fourth child in 2005 when she took four-year-old Connor to a Dallas emergency room with what she thought was appendicitis. When the doctors diagnosed stage four neuroblastoma, she was stunned. 

After finding the cancer had spread to his bones and tumors were wrapped around his spine and growing in his abdomen and around his heart, the prognosis was very grim. Connor fought hard and actually beat neuroblastoma, but a secondary cancer caused by the radiation used to treat his tumors proved fatal. In July, 2009, Connor died at the age of eight.

TeamConnor is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research projects to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   The organization has raised more than $2 million for childhood cancer research.

TECHROVA chose TeamConnor as one of their non-profit recipients and recently donated $2,000 to the organization.

TECHROVA organizes clubs in math, science, geography and language arts that are run by middle and high school student volunteers. All current volunteer teachers are eighth grade students selected based on their academic performance in the specific subject areas they are going to teach. The student teachers are all in their school’s Gifted and Talented program and are National Junior Honorary Society members.

Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its budget to pediatric cancer research.

TeamConnor hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner, April 30th – May 1, 2017; Splash Out Childhood Cancer July 10; National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert in September; Color Me Green 5K/10K October 7; and the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot November 2.  In addition, TeamConnor’s national Coins for Kids with Cancer program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research.

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Fox 4 evening news anchor Steve Eagar, will serve as Honorary Chair for the 13th Annual III Forks Golf Classic presented by Northwestern Mutual – Dallas on April 30 – May 1, 2017.  The two-day event kicks off with a celebratory dinner as well as a live and silent auction on Sunday evening, April 30, at III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas.  On Monday, May 1, 240 golfers will gather at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano to compete on the Kings and Queens courses.  

The III Forks Golf Classic is ranked as one of the top grossing golf tournaments in Dallas-Fort Worth by the Dallas Business Journal. Last year, the event raised over $547,950.

“We could not be more thrilled to have one of the top news anchors in Dallas join us in our fight to raise money to support childhood cancer research,” said Kathryn Copple, Executive Director of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.   

“Steve Eagar has a wonderful sense of humor, while reporting the simple facts in the highly successful Fox 4 News segment called the “Viewers Voice”.  With Eager’s support, we hope to increase awareness of the critical need for more funding, better treatment protocols, and eventually cures for childhood cancers.”

TeamConnor has donated more than $2 million in grants to the top research hospitals in the United States conducting cutting-edge research of childhood cancers. 

In addition to funding research, TeamConnor supports Art Box Programs at Children’s Health in Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. These programs outfits kids going through marrow transplant and in isolation for 30 days or more with activities specifically geared towards their interests. Kids receive items such as paints, crayons, coloring books, puzzles, books, and games to express themselves while going through treatment. 

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.  

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner on April 30 – May 1; Splash Out Childhood Cancer on July 10; National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert and Prayer Vigil in September; Color Me Green 5K/10K and Caterpillar Dash on October 7 at Frisco Square; and the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot on November 2.

In addition, TeamConnor’s national program, Coins for Kids with Cancer raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research.

For more information on how to impact the lives of those affected by childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or find us at Facebook.com/TeamConnor.

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The Dallas Cowboys are partnering with TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation, Be The Match and Children’s HealthSMfor the Be A Star, Save A Life marrow donor drive Saturday, February 18th from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. 

Thousands of people diagnosed every year with blood cancer and blood diseases need a marrow transplant to survive.  By joining the Be The Match Registry® anyone can help save a life. 

The Be A Star, Save A Life registry drive will take place at The Star Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX, 75034.  Joining the registry requires a sample of cells, collected by swabbing the inside of the cheek. Be The Match Registry keeps this sample to compare specific protein markers, called HLA markers, with markers of patients who need a bone marrow transplant. Doctors search Be The Match Registry to find donors with HLA markers that match those of their patients. By joining the registry, you are taking the first step to being the cure for patients with blood cancers like leukemia and other marrow diseases.

To be eligible for the Be A Star, Save A Life marrow drive, you must be between 18 - 44 years old and commit to donating to any patient in need. If you match a patient in need, there are two ways to donate. One way is called PBSC (peripheral blood stem cell) donation. It involves a non-surgical, outpatient procedure called apheresis. The donor receives a drug for 5 days prior to donation that increases the number of cells in the bloodstream. The cells are then collected during donation. Donors are typically back to their daily routine in 1 - 2 days.  A second way is via marrow donation. It is a surgical, outpatient procedure that takes place under anesthesia in a hospital operating room. While the donor is under, doctors collect marrow from the back of the pelvic bone. Donors are typically back to their daily routine within 2 - 7 days. The patient’s doctor will choose the donation method best for the patient.

For more information visit www.DallasCowboys.com/MarrowDrive.

About TeamConnor

TeamConnor hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the III Forks Golf Classic April 30 – May 1; Splash Out Childhood Cancer July 13; National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert and Prayer Vigil in September; Color Me Green 5K/10K and Caterpillar Dash at Frisco Square in October; and the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot in November.  In addition, TeamConnor’s national Coins for Kids with Cancer program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country. 

About Children’s Health?

Children’s Health? is the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, providing a full spectrum of health care services — from daily wellness and primary care to specialty visits and critical care. Holding eight disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission, Children’s Health has been consistently named one of the nation’s top pediatric providers by U.S. News & World Report. The Children’s Health system includes Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano, Our Children’s House inpatient rehabilitation hospital, multiple specialty centers, Children’s Health Pediatric Group primary care practices, rehabilitation facilities, home health, physician services and the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern.

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.  

For more information on how to impact the lives of those affected by childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or find us at Facebook.com/TeamConnor.

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TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation wrapped-up 2016 by awarding more than $272,000 to six hospitals across the country to support cutting-edge research for childhood cancers.  Hospitals receiving the grants included Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Foundation, UT Southwestern Medical Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Children’s Health Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth.

“We are committed to funding research for childhood cancers at some of the best research centers in the country,” said Joy Cruse, founder of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “Thanks to our generous donors, TeamConnor was able to give 57% more than last year. Despite being one of the leading causes of deaths among children, childhood cancer receives very little government funding for research.  Therefore, if better treatment protocols and cures are to be found, it will take significant private and corporate support to fund the research.”

Dr. Michael Hogarty, M.D., with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was awarded $100,000 for “Targeting the Suppressive Neuroblastoma Microenvironment to Improve Anti-GD2 Directed Immunotherapy.” Dr. Hogarty’s preclinical study defines difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) exposure to assess tumor characteristics that predict response, showing how the immune system fights neuroblastoma cells.  The Anti-GD2 therapy improves survival and increases anti-tumor activity.

TeamConnor awarded a $75,673 grant to support Dr. Todd Cooper and Dr. Katherine Tarlock of Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Foundation.  Their study focuses on, “A Phase 1 study of crenolanib in combination with chemotherapy for children with relapsed/refractory FLT3-Mutated AML.”

In conjunction with Kevin’s Ewing Sarcoma Fund, TeamConnor awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. James Amatruda, MD, PhD of UT Southwestern Medical Center to study “developing targeted treatments for Ewing and Ewing-like Sarcoma.”

In addition to our grant cycle, TeamConnor created a new DFW Community Choice Grant for 2016. The Dallas-Fort Worth community chose the University of North Texas Health Science Center for the $26,500 award, which benefited Dr. Mathew & Dr. Bowman’s Study: “childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): evaluation of a novel biomarker and immunotherapy target.”

“Funding research is imperative to moving closer to cures in the childhood cancer arena,” said Kathryn Copple, executive director of TeamConnor. “TeamConnor is blessed to have numerous supporters who want to make a difference.  It is through our volunteers, corporate sponsors and donations that we are able to award numerous grants each year to childhood cancer research.   TeamConnor has raised more than $2 million in its mission to find cures for childhood cancers and we will continue this fight until cures for all childhood cancers are realized.”

In addition to funding these research projects, TeamConnor also was pleased to donate $10,000 to Children’s Health in Dallas and $10.000 to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth to fund the Art Box Program. TeamConnor provides resources for hospitals to create personalized boxes of materials, including paints, canvases, crayons, markers, coloring books, ipads, and other items for kids to be creative while going through life-saving stem cell transplants in the hospital. These treatments typically result in extended, isolated hospital stays and the Art Box Program drastically improves a patient’s overall experience.

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find cures for all childhood cancers.  

TeamConnor hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner, April 30th – May 1, 2017; Splash Out Childhood Cancer in July; National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert in September; Color Me Green 5K/10K October 7; and the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot November 2.  In addition, TeamConnor’s national Coins for Kids with Cancer program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research.

For more information on how to impact the lives of those affected by childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or find us at Facebook.com/TeamConnor.

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Plano East Varsity Baseball assistant coach Scott Castleman (L) looks on as Head Coach Jordan Byrd addresses the Plano East Summer Baseball Clinic.

The Plano East Baseball program is offering a Winter Baseball Clinic for boys currently in grades K – 6 on Saturday, February 4 at Plano East Senior High School Baseball Field, at 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano.

The clinic for kindergarten thru third grade students will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fourth thru sixth graders will be 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per student, which includes all clinic as well as a t-shirt. Non-Plano residents add $4.

The clinic will focus on fundamental baseball skills such as fielding, hitting, and base running. All activities will be led by Plano East Baseball players. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the coaches and hear about the opportunities available in high school baseball.
 
Registration through the City of Plano is available on-line through Friday, February 3. You will need a Family Account PIN and an Individual ID Number, both of which can be obtained by calling a Plano recreation center (Liberty 972-769-4234, Muehlenbeck 972-769-4404, or Carpenter 972-208-8087). Once you have obtained these account numbers, go to www.planoparks.org and click on register here. Use the appropriate course code (Grades K – 3 #191010 – Grades 3 – 6 #191013) On the day of the clinic, the student can be registered via a phone call to a recreation center.

Athletic wear and shoes with baseball pants or sweatpants are preferred. Dress appropriately for the weather. Clinic will be held rain or shine and will meet in the indoor facility during inclement weather. No refunds will be given due to weather. Bring a bat and glove with all personal items marked with a name.

A parent or guardian of a student already registered must sign a waiver before the student can participate in the clinic. Waivers will be available at check-in on the day of the clinic. A parent must accompany the student to check-in at the concession stand west of the baseball field. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the clinic start.
 
The Plano East Baseball program is under the direction of Head Coach Jordan Byrd, Assistant Varsity Coach Scott Cattleman, Junior Varsity Head Coach Michael Martinez, Assistant Junior Varsity Coach John Lubow, McMillen Head Coach Cole McLean, McMillen Assistant Coach DeMarcus Mathes, Williams Head Coach Shane Kevlar and Williams Assistant Coach Efe Osawemwenze.  For more information, go to planoeastbaseball.com

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback, Leon McFadden took time during the holidays to help collect gifts for children in the hospital. McFadden joined Northwestern Mutual and TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation for a Santa Party where he accepted new toys that were donated to Children’s Health Dallas. McFadden is passionate about raising funds and awareness for all cancers, as several members of his family have battled cancer.  During the Santa Party, McFadden signed autographs and posed for photos with kids and encouraged guests to continue to serve the community.

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research projects to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

For more information on TeamConnor, visit teamconnor.org

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TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation announced a $25,000 DFW Community Choice Grant that one hospital in North Texas will receive based on the community’s vote throughout the month of December. 

Voting for the TeamConnor DFW Community Choice Grant is open to the public from December 1 – 29, 2016.  All votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced by 5:00 pm on December 30th.  To vote, the community should visit TeamConnor.org/DFWCommunityChoiceGrant.

“We are committed to funding more research for childhood cancers and supporting patient programs at the best hospitals in the DFW area,” said Kathryn Copple, executive director of Dallas-based TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. “As one of the leading causes of deaths among children, childhood cancer receives very little government funding for research. TeamConnor has awarded more than $2 million in funding over the last eight years and wants to continue to fight childhood cancer and help our area hospitals with funding.” 

Every year, more than 12,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children; yet, the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research projects to find a cure for all childhood cancers.   

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot on December 8; the III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner; Splash Out Childhood Cancer; Watters Creek National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert and Prayer Vigil; and the Color Me Green 5K, 10K and Caterpillar Dash. 

In addition, TeamConnor’s national program, Coins for Kids with Cancer raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research. More information about the program can be found at coinsforkidswithcancer.org.

For more information on how to impact the lives of those affected by childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or find us at Facebook.com/TeamConnor.

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Annual Christmas Tree lighting scheduled for November 19 in downtown Fort Worth


 
While North Texas waits for the cooler temperatures, Sundance Square is once again preparing for a magical Christmas and holiday season. A 57-foot blue spruce tree appeared in the center of the plaza Monday morning and throughout the week the tree and plaza are being adorned with holiday décor, creating a festive environment.
 
The official tree lighting ceremony will take place Saturday, November 19 with festivities starting at 4 p.m. and culminating with the lighting at 6 p.m. The evening will be filled with an official countdown for the tree lighting, holiday carols, a visit with Santa Claus, as well as numerous photo opportunities throughout the plaza.  The tree will remain in Sundance Square through January 3, and then it will be cut into lumber for a future Habitat for Humanity home in Fort Worth.
 
Holiday keepsake photos with Santa will be available for only $10 each (cash only) with the proceeds benefiting a scholarship fund established by the Fort Worth Sister Cities’ International Scholarship Fund. Santa will be in Sundance Square beginning November 19 through December 23. Check www.sundancesquare.com http://www.sundancesquare.com>  for specific times.
 
The XTO Parade of Lights is scheduled Sunday, November 20 at 6 p.m.  
Sundance Square shops and restaurants will be open for holiday shopping and dining throughout the day so visitors are encouraged to come early. Parking is plentiful and free on weekends.  Guests should plan to stop by Sundance Square Plaza for a visit with Santa and take in all the beautiful holiday decorations.  

Throughout the holidays, choirs from the Greater Fort Worth area schools will perform on the Sundance Square Plaza Stage during the weekday lunch hours. Please visit sundancesquare.com for the dates and times, as well as a list of area choirs.
 
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY EVENTS

Bass Performance Hall will feature several holiday events including Cirque Dreams Holidaze and The Nutcracker. A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald will be featured for New Year’s Eve.  Visit sundancesquare.com for dates and times.
 
New Year’s Eve in Sundance Square will feature Hunter Sullivan as the headliner. The band will take the stage at 10:30 p.m. and will entertain guests thru the New Year’s Eve countdown. Check www.sundancesquare.com http://www.sundancesquare.com>  for more details.
 
Enjoy a holiday romance, thriller, or comedy at AMC Palace 9 in Sundance Square. It’s newly renovated and ready to deliver a movie-going experience like no other. Kick back, relax, and see the latest Hollywood production. Showtimes are found at sundancesquare.com/entertainment.
 
Voted Best Comedy, Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. The group has been called “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors.” They’ve been awarded the Key to the City, have performed for two U.S. presidents, and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress. No trip to Fort Worth is complete until you attend this award-winning show in the heart of Sundance Square.  Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Visit sundancesquare.com for ticket information.
 
Jubilee Theatre will debut The Gift of the Magi November 25. The show will run through December 24. Visit sundancesquare.com for dates and times.


PARKING IN SUNDANCE SQUARE

Parking is always free in Sundance Square after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Before 5 p.m., parking is free with validation from a Sundance Square restaurant or retailer.  Validation is good for 2.5 hours of dining or shopping, or four hours for weekday movies.  On weekends parking is free all day and evening.  
 
Guests also have the option of complimentary valet parking with validation of a purchase from a Sundance Square merchant. Just look for the giant red umbrellas in 10 locations within Sundance Square. You can even drop your car at off one location and pick it up at another location across Sundance Square.
 
Sundance Square is a vibrant, award-winning retail, entertainment and dining district spanning 35 blocks in downtown Fort Worth.  Attracting more than 10 million visitors each year, Sundance Square features restaurants, shops, entertainment, and a one-acre plaza. For more information about Sundance Square, visit sundancesquare.com or follow the multi-use development on Facebook.com/sundancesquare or Twitter@sundancesquare.

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Alaina Thompson was only five years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer.  After weeks of doctor’s visits, Alaina was sent for a scan, which revealed a primary tumor on her left adrenal gland and a secondary tumor on her chest and neck. The cancer had already spread to her bones and bone marrow and she was only given a 30% chance of surviving to remission.  In November 2015 at the age of 15, Alaina received her eight-year checkup with no evidence of disease, and has been officially declared “in remission” for the past three years.  

Alaina was the honorary hero at the October 6th Color Me Green 5k, 10k and Caterpillar Run benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. The event raised more than $40,000 for childhood cancer research.  Alaina, a student at Lone Star High School in Frisco, helped turn the Frisco Square into a sea of green to honor all the kids battling cancer and those who have lost their battle with cancer. 

“When you get a diagnosis that literally sucks the air out of you, you just want encouragement that there will be a tomorrow,” said Cindy Thompson, Alaina’s mother. “I find miracles every day we have Alaina in our life and how far we have come in our fight with childhood cancer.”

At age 15 with no evidence of disease, Alaina continues to live her life to the fullest.  In her spare time you could catch her painting, drawing, playing the flute in her high school band or hanging out with friends. While undergoing treatments, Alaina decided she would like to be a doctor and plans to attend medical school. 

The treatments Alaina received during her fight with cancer are not without side effects. Alaina has to deal with hearing loss, leg pain, memory issues, kidney damage, non-functioning ovaries, early stage osteoporosis, growth and puberty issues, and diabetes. 

“We are humbled for Alaina to be our Color Me Green honorary hero,” said Joy Cruse, founder of the TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.  “Connor fought neuroblastoma, too. In fact, he beat neuroblastoma, but developed a secondary cancer due to the radiation used to fight neuroblastoma. His secondary cancer proved fatal. Events like the Color Me Green are essential to bring awareness to childhood cancer and help in the race to find a cure.”

TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the December 8th Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot, the III Forks Golf Classic & Auction Dinner, and the September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert at Watters Creek. In addition, TeamConnor’s national Coins for Kids with Cancer ™ program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations.

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is the legacy of eight-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco who lost his four-year battle with neuroblastoma in 2009. TeamConnor has awarded more than $2 million in funding for childhood cancer research and patient programs across the country since 2008.  

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. In the United States, cancer kills more children every year than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to serving families, building awareness, and raising funds for research to help cure childhood cancer.

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or Facebook.com/TeamConnor. 

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In Frisco, 12-year-old cancer survivor and current 7th grader at Leadership Prep School, Ashley Piltz was joined by classmates Vaishnavi Nagalla, Ritu Lokaiah, and Carter Everidge to present a check for more than $6,000 to TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. Pictured with the students left to right are: Kathryn Copple, executive director at TeamConnor; Board President Carolyn Alvey, and TeamConnor Founder, Joy Cruse.

The students worked tirelessly in September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to raise money to help fund more research for kids battling cancer.

Leadership Prep participated in the Coins For Kids with Cancer® campaign, a national fundraising program that supports research across the country at leading hospitals for various childhood cancers through TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.  Coins for Kids with Cancer teaches children how the simple act of collecting spare change can have a huge impact in the battle against childhood cancer.

For more information on TeamConnor, visit teamconnor.org.