U CAN-CER VIVE is raising money to continue to support cancer research grants in Michigan.
Highland, Michigan: On May 19, 2017 the 7th Annual U CAN-CER VIVE 9 & Wine is being held at The Fountains Golf and Banquet. This event is one of the main fundraisers that will contribute to support cancer research. In December 2016, the U CAN-CER VIVE foundation presented the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation with a check for $172,000 to fund two research grants.
The 9 & Wine is a day filled with golf, lunch, dinner, live auction and entertainment. The live music this year will be from the legendary 80s band, Starfarm. We encourage everyone to dress in their 80s workout attire. In years past, guests have enjoyed dressing the part of the theme for the event.
Tickets are available for purchase on our U CAN-CER VIVE 9 & Wine Event page, you will be able to attend for the whole event including golf, lunch and dinner or just the evening festivities of dinner and party.
If you can are unable to make it to the event and want to support with a donation, please visit our online donation page to make your contribution. You can also contribute to our auction items for the silent and live auction by completing the form on the Auction Donation page.
We have a variety of sponsorship packages available for businesses and individuals to choose from.
The day and evening have always proved to be great fun, while raising awareness for the importance of supporting cancer research. There will be both a silent and live auction featuring some fascinating items for you to enjoy.
About U CAN-CER VIVE
U CAN-CER VIVE (pronounced You Can Survive) is a foundation founded by Ryan and Kelley LaFontaine in 2014 and officially becoming a 501c3 in 2016 who’s mission is to provide vital funding for cancer research to create a cancer free world. They are 100% volunteer run organization with all donations going towards cancer research and supporting Michigan families effected by cancer.
The organization continues the tradition that began with Team LaFontaine in 2010 when Ryan and Kelley began working annually with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after Ryan was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. During their partnership, Team LaFontaine raised over one-million dollars for the LLS.
We want to thank everyone who helped us make a difference on Valentine’s Day at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The UR My Valentine event gave us an opportunity to give gift packages directly to the patients and witness their fabulous smiles. The gift packages consisted of a U Can-Cer Vive T-Shirt, U Can-Cer Vive beanie, U Can-Cer Vive bracelet, a cute and cuddly teddy bear plus a special Valentine’s note. It was a wonderful day, giving back to the children! This wouldn’t have been possible without the help from ALL of our great sponsors.
We also want to thank all of the several $65 Individual Donations that we received online. Your $65 helped to make a huge difference in a child’s life.
We appreciate everyone’s support for our UR My Valentine Event! #UCANCERVIVE
Thank you to Sharon Dargay, for a wonderful article sharing our philanthropic efforts towards a cancer-free world. Kelley had the opportunity to speak with Sharon and share the growth of this new 501c3.
“Right now we’re a start-up foundation. We were so blessed to be able to say we have raised this much in order to impact two grants,” Kelley LaFontaine said. “We’re excited. Part of starting our own foundation was to make sure the grant funding and research happen in Michigan.”
To read the whole article visit, http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/milford/2016/12/20/u-can-cer-vive-aims-make-world-cancer-free/95437516/
The U Can-Cer Vive Foundation contributed to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to support pediatric cancer research with the support of two grants. In the United States, more children die from cancer than any other disease.
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Contact: Kelley LaFontaine
U Can-Cer Vive Foundation
Highland, MI – December 6, 2016 – U Can-Cer Vive Foundation is presenting its first contribution as a 501c3 to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation on December 7th at 11:00 am at a check signing at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
The $172,000 contribution will provide funding for two research grants that will develop new treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and Neuroblastoma, two difficult to treat childhood cancers. AML represents 20% of pediatric leukemias and 80% of acute adult leukemias. It is responsible for 50% of leukemia deaths of American children each year despite intensive therapies and stem cell transplants. Neuroblastoma is the most common non-brain solid tumor in children, and frequently recurs after treatment.
The first funded grant is Novel Hybrid Drugs for the treatment of AML and Neuroblastoma. This grant will help develop new synthetic dual-acting drugs which will work as hybrids to help treat AML and Neuroblastoma more effectively.* The second funded grant is Novel Immunotherapy for the Treatment of AML. This grant will help develop a new approach to harness a patient’s immune system to attack AML cells.
U Can-Cer Vive is co-chaired by Ryan LaFontaine and Kelley LaFontaine, and is officially a 501c3 foundation since May 2016. The LaFontaine’s created the foundation so they could insure that 100% of the donations have immediate impact on research and treatment efforts that provide relief and comfort to those affected by cancer. The mission of U Can-Cer Vive is “To provide vital funding for cancer research to create a cancer free world.”
U Can-Cer Vive Foundation is looking forward to continuing to make a strong impact in our local community by supporting future research grants.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.4 million in 2015 for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent public charity governed by a community board of 29 directors, and is a 501c3 charitable organization. Learn more at www.chmfoundation.org.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan www.childrensdmc.org
For nearly 130 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services, the hospital draws patients from nearly every Michigan County, 39 additional states, and 22 countries, annually and provides the highest level of pediatric specialty care available for children. The hospital is a national leader in cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, and orthopedics. It is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
About U Can-Cer Vive Foundation
Established officially by Ryan and Kelley LaFontaine in May of 2016 as a 501c3 U Can-Cer Vive is a foundation with the mission to provide vital funding for cancer research to create a cancer free world. We are 100% volunteer driven group with passion to continue to support cancer research and raise awareness towards the fight against cancer. The proceeds raised to support U Can-Cer Vive and its mission are dedicated 100% to this cause.
*Learn more information about these two grants on our website, http://www.ucancervive.com