TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation announced Raymond C. Jordan, Jr. has joined the Dallas-based non-profit’s Board of Directors. As a board member, Jordan will provide direction for the organization and support TeamConnor’s long-term mission to fund research for childhood cancers and patient programs, as well as generate more awareness about childhood cancer.
Ray Jordan is a CPA and an estate and business planning attorney with more than thirty-five years of experience. He is the founding partner of the law firm, Jordan, Houser and Flournoy, which has offices in Dallas and Frisco. He brings his knowledge in tax, accounting, and law to TeamConnor.
TeamConnor has provided more than $1.7 million in grants to the top research hospitals in the United States conducting cutting edge research of childhood cancers. The organization has also funded art activity boxes for cancer patients at Cook Children’s, Children’s Health and Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
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 (May), Splash Out Childhood Cancer (July), National Childhood Cancer Awareness Concert (September) 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 to help fund childhood cancer research. More information on this program can be found at www.coinsforkidswithcancer.org.
For more information on how to impact the lives of those affected by childhood cancer, visit teamconnor.org or Facebook.com/TeamConnor.