September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and a wide variety of Thomasville businesses and organizations will support fundraising efforts for CURE Childhood Cancer and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with special sales and events throughout the month.
“At CURE, we know that research is the key to achieving significant progress in the fight against childhood cancer,” said Kristin Connor, executive director for CURE. “We are thrilled for the support and awareness that these businesses bring us to help in our mission to fund targeted research and support families.”
Below is a list of activities in Thomasville during September, and additional information can be found at www.facebook.com/Childhood-Cancer-Awareness-Families-For-A-Cure or www.gogold4cure.com
Cars R Us: For every car sold during September, Cars R US will donate $100 to CURE Childhood Cancer. Located at 1421 E Jackson Street in Thomasville.
Studio 209: Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be at Studio 209 on September 6.
Caroline Hill Boutique: The Caroline Hill dress shop will be hosting a fundraising day for CURE on September 7.
Blush Salon: Annual Childhood Cancer Cut-A-Thon from 9 a.m.-12 noon on September 7. One hundred percent of proceeds from services will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer. Haircuts, blow outs, waxing, chair massages, braid bar, glitter roots and more. Bounce house for kids, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, & the Husqvarna Zero Turn Lawn Mower for raffle will be on site.
Chick-Fil-A: Fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand from 5-8 p.m. September 10.
TCCHS Gold Out: Wear your gold and show your support for local childhood cancer survivors at football game September 13.
Car Wash: On September 14, the Families for a CURE will host their annual car wash at Dudley Moore Floors and Awnings from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Athletes from Thomas University will wash cars, and raffle tickets for the Husqvarna zero turn lawn mower will be available. Proceeds will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand and a bake sale will also be on site with proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
BBQ Dinner: Families for a CURE will be hosting the second annual barbecue chicken dinner plate fundraiser on September 28 on the lawn at 1414 E. Jackson Street between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Every $8 dinner will include chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and dessert.
Raffle: Families for a CURE will host a raffle for a Husqvarna zero turn lawn mower, courtesy of Stone’s Home Center, the entire month of September. Raffle tickets are $15 each and will be available for purchase at Stone’s Home Center and from any member of Families for a CURE. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on September 30 at Thomasville’s Stone’s Home Centers.
Gold Bows: Help your neighborhood “Go Gold” and raise awareness for childhood cancer with a CURE Gold bow. Mailbox or business gold bows can be purchased at the Thomasville Visitors Center, Stone’s Home Center, Clanton Malphus Veterinary Hospital, and Blush Salon, as well as from any Families for a CURE representative. The bows are $10 and have been updated to a new look this year for the 10th anniversary!
About CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, Atlanta, Georgia-based CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE dedicates more than $4.3 million annually to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. Through innovative programming,CURE Childhood Cancer also provides crisis oriented support to patients and their families, addressing their most critical and urgent needs. For more information visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandria “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $175 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer.
For more information, visit www.alexslemonade.org
On Facebook: Childhood Cancer Awareness-Families for a CURE