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.