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.
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