Smiles All Around at Children's Hospital of Nevada

Today was a joy-filled day for some special kids at Children’s Hospital of Nevada. National Spokesperson for the Jessie Rees Foundation and four time Olympic Medalist, Kaitlin Sandeno, arrived this morning with a special gift for each of the children—a JoyJar sent with love and encouragement from the Jessie Rees Foundation’s Joy Factory.

JoyJars, founded […]

By |February 19th, 2013|Categories: General, National||Comments Off

Penn State Students Raise Over $12 Million To Support Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Last week, students at Penn State University, held their annual fundraiser, THON, an IFC/Panhellenic dance marathon benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. According to the THON website, this is the largest student-run charity fundraiser in the world. This year, THON raised a reported $12.37 million!! And-to date–the Penn State Dance […]

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National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month- Presidential Proclamation

It is known in the community of pediatric cancer awareness advocates that we are in desperate need of more funding, more resources and more support for childhood cancer research.  Pediatric cancer is currently the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 15 in the United States, only to be surpassed […]

By |February 16th, 2013|Categories: General, National||Comments Off