CURE Childhood Cancer Receives $5,000 from Christmas Festival at Trustees’ Garden
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) The fourth annual Christmas Festival at Trustees’ Garden raised $5,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer, the only organization providing financial and emotional support to local children and families while raising funds to further critical research specifically for pediatric oncology.
The Christmas Festival featured a wide range of activities for all ages, and the forecast called for a 100% chance of snow — 60 tons of it! Guests were able to ride a sled in the snow, jump in a bounce house, take a train ride and climb a rock wall. There were food trucks, hot cocoa, and a Christmas market to find unique artisan gifts from local vendors. A 25-foot-tall Christmas tree decorated the room, and Santa and Mrs. Claus were there to greet children and hear what everyone wanted for Christmas this year.
“We’re thrilled to be presenting $5,000 to CURE Childhood Cancer after our magical Christmas Festival,” said Charles H. Morris, Sr., owner of Trustees’ Garden. “Knowing that this donation will directly support local children battling cancer adds another layer of joy to the season.”
“We’ve been fans of the Trustees’ Garden Christmas Festival since it began; it’s such a wonderful community event that brings the whole city together at a special time of year. We at CURE are absolutely thrilled to be the beneficiary,” said CURE Vice President, South Georgia Mandy Garola. “Fundraising events like this go a long way toward supporting our mission to find a cure for childhood cancer,” she added.
CURE Childhood Cancer is working for a cure by funding research exclusively for childhood cancer and supporting families affected by the disease. Childhood cancers differ from adult cancers in how they grow and spread, how they are treated, and how they respond to treatment. More than 17,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer every year, and incidence rates are increasing yearly. Despite cancer being the leading cause of death by disease in children, only six cancer drugs have been developed and approved specifically for children in the last 25 years. CURE is on a mission to change this.
About CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, 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 has dedicated more than $38MM to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. CURE is headquartered in Atlanta and has a staff of six in Savannah. It is the only organization providing this level of financial and emotional support to local children and families across Georgia and parts of South Carolina. For more information, visit curechildhoodcancer.org.