Sunday, October 28, 2012

Survive....Bald, Brave and Beautiful!





This video done at the Miami Children's Hospital brought a 
tear to my eye and a lump to my throat.  Just look at all of these
brave childhood cancer survivors and think of how we can
help them and others like them to SURVIVE with
targeted therapies!    What a wonderful tribute!






Our donations help!








Thursday, October 18, 2012

Join Team We Are Family 2013!!!



While we are on a hiatus from the bike ride, check back here regularly for 
other important information about I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation.

                                                 

Dear Family and Friends,

The I Care I Cure Foundation was founded by our sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Brad Besner (along with their friends and family) in honor of our nephew, Ian, who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in January, 2006, one week before his 11th birthday. Ian was an extraordinary boy who shared his joy and love of life with everyone who met him. Sadly, Ian lost his battle with cancer just four months after his diagnosis suffering during that time the ravages of chemotherapies that were supposed to save his life. 

The I Care I Cure Foundation supports the development of, and raises public awareness about, cutting-edge, targeted therapies for childhood cancer, so that the treatment of childhood cancer will be gentler and more tolerable. By educating the public about scientific breakthroughs in genetic childhood cancer research that are within reach but seriously underfunded, the foundation hopes to quickly raise money to fund research grants and provide seed money to researchers for new studies.

By sharing with you how close the medical community is to more humane treatment for childhood cancer, we hope that you will want to be part of the effort to fund this ground breaking research so that fewer and fewer children have to suffer as Ian did.

Our family will be participating in the 6th Annual I Care I Cure I Run 5K and Family Fun Day in Sunrise, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2013 which is just a few days after, what would have been, Ian's 18th birthday.   If you will be in Florida at that time, please join our team to walk or run for this important cause. Just let us know that you are interested and we will email you all of the registration details!  We would love to have you as part of Team We Are Family!   If you can't join us for the race, please consider making a donation to this cause that is so very important to our family.  

I Care I Cure I Cycle will, again, be a Silver Sponsor for the Run as a result of the incredible support we receive from all of you.  

To donate, just go to this website:



Thank you so very much for your continued support!

Lynn and Glenn
Team WE ARE FAMILY 2013





Here are some photos of Team We Are Family in past years.
Join the fun on February 10, 2013!


The site for the 6th Annual I Care I Cure 5K Run and Family Fun Day



Team We Are Family 2011!



Lynn's sister Beth Besner, founder of I Care I Cure



Jerry and Neil post-race!



Sara, Seth, Jill and Shahak warmed up after the run!



Seth, Sara and Miles pre-race and chilly!



Miles, the youngest member of the team in 2011.



Nephews Grant and Noah and Pop-Pop Paul and Fredi join the gang here.



The walkers take off in 2012.



I Care I Cure I Cycle in 2012.  We now have a logo to display!



Small but mighty......We Are Family 2012.
Sister Laurie Beaty, BIL Jim Beaty, Nephews Grant and Noah Besner
Dad Paul Cohen and Step-mother, Fredi with Glenn and Lynn


Join the team.....the more the merrier!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's a Wrap!


The Curtain Closes on Another I Care I Cure I Cycle Ride.  




We have "composed" a Top 10 list for this segment of the ride:

#10   Thanks to the "lighting director" who provided so much sunshine for this ride.
#9     Our "libretto" describing our show is this blog....much more 21st century than a paper booklet.
#8     A "flop" in our world is more literal than on Broadway....Two falls on this segment!
#7     The "green room" could be any one of the hotel rooms that we fall into each night.
#6     Each training ride that Glenn takes throughout the year is like a "dress rehearsal" for the real thing!
#5     There is no "understudy" in this production.  Uncle Glenn rides or the show don't go on!
#4     When we say we are "taking the show on the road", we really mean it  :)
#3     The most important "prop" in our show is Glenn's bike....which is now being "tuned" up post ride.   
#2     We will "reprise" this show next August to complete the East Coast Greenway!
# 1    The "lead players" in this show are important but the people behind the scenes make it all happen!
                                                        That's all of you!




      
 Thanks so very much to all of you who make donations, offer support 
and kind words and who humor us as we continue on this adventure.  The totals are not
yet in for this ride so I will update you when I have them but I wanted to share
some important information from the I Care I Cure website.
This is why "The Show Must Go On"!




The I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation supports the development of, and raises public awareness about, cutting-edge, targeted therapies for childhood cancer, so that the treatment of childhood cancer will be gentler and more tolerable.   We want to challenge the public’s acceptance that treatment for childhood cancer requires painful and embarrassing side-effects and life-long health disabilities, isolation from friends and family, and short and long-term psychological devastation. By educating the public about scientific breakthroughs in genetic childhood cancer research that are within reach but seriously underfunded, we can quickly raise money to fund research grants and provide seed money to researchers for new studies.
By seeing how close we are to more humane treatment for childhood cancer, we know the public will demand better treatments, NOW.    One more child’s life that is lost to cancer is one too many!


How Your Donation Helps

Not wasting any time at all, I Care I Cure awarded research grants for research that will further our mission of finding gentler treatments for childhood cancer.In 2008, we awarded $25,000 to each of two ground-breaking studies that can lead to targeted, less-invasive therapies for common childhood cancers. In 2009, I Care I Cure funded another $100,000 to Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky at Georgetown University for his targeted therapy research in coordination with Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Then, in 2010 we awarded $265,000 (which was matched by Alex’s Lemonade Stand) to three innovative research studies conducted by Dr. Katherine Matthay, Dr. Andrew Napper, and Dr. Danielle Benoit. For 2011, we just renewed grants to Dr. Benoit and Dr. Matthay and funded new grants to Dr.Mark Chiang at the University of Michigan, Dr. Emmanuel Volanakis at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Lewis Silverman at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the amount of $490,000 including matched funds from Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Your support continues to allow us to have tremendous impact on the lives of children with cancer and most importantly, provide them with hope for gentler and more targeted treatments.   I Care I Cure has already awarded significant funds in research grants for research that will further our mission of finding gentler treatments for childhood cancer.
To donate go to:
Icareicure.org

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lettuce Tell You About Our Sweet Tomatoes FUNraiser!




We were so pleased and happy that 40 people attended our first 
FUNraiser at Sweet Tomatoes in Atlanta to welcome Uncle Glenn 
home from his most recent ride!  Thank you to all who attended 
and to those who could not but gave us generous donations!
Your friendship and support means so much to us!
Enjoy some photos from this event.....



Flyer that everyone had to present at the restaurant



A little advertising never hurts!



Our host for the evening!





Quiet before the crowds!




Sharon Turner, who used to work with Glenn and
Marilyn Layman, a current staff member, were the
first guests to arrive and were rewarded with t-shirts!
 



Fred and Shay Swayze win the prize for traveling the furthest to join us tonight!




Great to have our old neighbors the Tildens come out to support us tonight!





Brian Krebs and his family came from Alpharetta to join the fun.


 

Ann and Wayne Douglas learned more about I Care I Cure tonight!



Mindy Elkan and her grandson, Max, share a cuddle moment at the event!



So glad that Cheryl and Jeff Eagle were able to make it to the FUNraiser tonight!



Ben and Maizy Needle say "cheese" for the camera!



Miles, Sara and Seth are joined at dinner by Susie Eisert and Shay and
Fred Swayze while Neil and Wendy Kapiloff chat behind them.



Miles enjoyed his meal but the ice cream was his favorite!



Many thanks to Albert Pinto and Lenny and Wendy Kapiloff  for attending!
 


Thanks to the Rabin family for coming out tonight!



Michelle Needle and her girls, Alexis and Remy, are all smiles tonight!




Seth joins Lisa Snodgrass to catch up while enjoying dinner!





New friend and supporter of I Care I Cure, Brian Krebs!





A few moments to catch up with Linda Bernknopf!





Lenny Thurschwell stopped by to visit and lend support!





Rachael and Jack Rosenberg join the fun!




Family is so important to us and I Care I Cure has a special place in our hearts!
Seth, Sara, Lynn, Glenn, Miles and Neil


One more blog post will be coming later this week to wrap up!