Monthly Archives: August 2013

Go MOM on Cancer Launches September 1

MOM. It’s Not Just a Name. It’s a Verb. Who’s your favorite mom? Think about that for a minute. Think about how she is, or was, with her kids. She is their teacher, playmate, disciplinarian, safety blanket, and best advocate. And, you know the difference between when she is MOMMY and MOM, right? When she’s […]

Meet the Children: Bree Lena Town

What started as a suspected strep throat ended up being much more than that for Bree Town and her family. After her mother mentioned bruises, her doctor ordered blood tests. The results were not what the family expected. Bree was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) when she was just 8-years-old, and was ordered to […]

Child Life Specialist Webinar Offered

Are you a Child Life Specialist Looking for Additional Resources? CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to provide a series of webinars for Child Life Specialists, made possible by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities. The last webinar in the series will take place on October 23 and will include information on pain management […]

Get Involved with CureSearch!

Looking for a way to get involved with CureSearch? There are many ways to get involved, from taking the ultimate challenge with Ultimate Hike, forming a CureSearch Walk team, advocating, or getting your company involved! At CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, we are fighting for the future every child deserves and every parent dreams of. That […]

Little Girl Inspires Des Moines Walker to Make a Difference

Chasity Huffman fell in love with Taylor the second she saw her picture and read her story on Facebook. She knew immediately that she had to do something for the little girl who was battling stage III neuroblastoma. Being a parent herself, she couldn’t imagine what it would be like to watch your child go through chemotherapy, […]

Day in the Life: Susan Schrader

  “That cancer killed Ella is tragic. How cancer killed her is sad. That cancer treatment itself is brutal is something we must change,” said Carol Schrader, Susan’s sister and Ella’s mom. “When I volunteer and walk for CureSearch, I take small steps toward the huge goal of curing pediatric cancer. For Ella and every kid who is living […]

Helping Parents Understand MRIs

New clinical videos demonstrate procedures to patients and families CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to share a video in our series designed to familiarize cancer patients and their parents with common tests and procedures. Our goal with these videos is to provide education in a non-threatening way that reduces anxiety for everyone, including appropriately-aged […]