26 07, 2018

Splash for a Cure 5K Flyer

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SFAC Final flyer NEW

24 05, 2018

Reading Between the Lines

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This morning we received an email from one of our families who was traveling to the UVA battle building from Lynchburg for an appointment. On their way, her daughter was getting hungry so her mom reached out to ask if we had any food gift cards so they didn’t have to wait until they made [...]

16 05, 2018

Our Fighter Kelsey

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  This is one of our local fighters, Kelsey! Kelsey was only 9 months old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma on March 13, 2017 after 7 tumors were found in various locations on her body. She is now 11 months old and has spent a large portion of her time in and [...]

3 04, 2018

Our Fighter Avery

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This is one of our fighters, Avery. She is 7 years old with her birthday coming up on the 7th! She was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma on August 8th, 2013 which is the same kind of cancer Ishan had. Her treatment thus far has been extensive, and shows the terrible, long-term effects associated with [...]

15 12, 2017

Our Fighter Kaitlyn

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This is one of our fighters, Kaitlyn. She is being sponsored by the Holiday Cheer program this year! The Christmas holiday is an important one for her and her family this year. Kaitlyn was hospitalized over Thanksgiving this year, so we are working to make Christmas extra special! Kaitlyn just turned 15 and was diagnosed [...]

14 12, 2017

Our Fighter Savannah

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This is one of our fighters, Savannah. She is being sponsored through our Holiday Cheer program this year! Some of her top interests this holiday seasons include arts and music. Savannah is currently 11 and was diagnosed with a Rhabdyoid tumor in January of 2014. Her scans have been clean, but a new spot on [...]

13 12, 2017

Our Fighter Chase

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This is one of our fighters, Chase. He is one of the many children battling cancer that we are sponsoring this year with our holiday cheer program. He is 12 years old and was diagnosed back in April of 2015 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Unfortunately, many of our fighter's immune systems are weakened, making them [...]

11 12, 2017

Holiday Cheer Program Sponsorships

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As our Holiday Cheer party comes quickly upon us, we'd like to take a minute to thank our community. Most importantly, we could not give back to our fighting families without the support of each business and person who sponsors. The holidays are a special time and spreading holiday cheer is what our program is [...]

7 12, 2017

Holiday Cheer Elves!

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Even Santa has his helpers! We are looking for volunteers who are available Saturday, December 16th from 3pm-8pm to help us set up and execute this amazing event. It is being held at City Church 1010 E. Rio Rd. in Charlottesville. This can be a difficult time of year for our fighters, so we want to [...]

24 10, 2017

“Patient Voices: Childhood cancer” (from the New York Times)

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Children's cancer knows no boundaries and everyone's journey is different. No matter the outcome, lives are forever changed with a cancer diagnosis of a child. They face the constant fear of relapses and life altering side effects from treatments.  Moms and dads have to explain to a pleading 7 year old that he is going to [...]