What is a CURE Named Fund

With a gift of $25,000 or more, CURE Childhood Cancer will establish, at your request, a fund bearing the name you designate. These named funds offer ways for friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, foundations and/or corporations to commemorate special individuals, such as a child who has battled cancer or an individual who has demonstrated dedication to the field of pediatric cancer. 



Individuals and families or other groups may combine gifts made over time to meet the minimum amount. Once a named fund is established, gifts may be designated to the fund at any time. Families and friends may choose to let others know that the fund has been established and invite others to join them in support of this lasting tribute.

Generally, donations to named funds are directed to a range of research and program areas conducted or supported by CURE Childhood Cancer, dictated by areas of greatest need. However, funds may be restricted to a mutually agreed upon purpose that fits within CURE’s mission and organizational goals.

If your interested in learning more about how you can create at Named Fund at CURE Childhood Cancer, contact Executive Director Kirstin Connor at kirstin@curechildhoodcancer.org or 770.986.0035.

Our Current Named Funds

The Sam Robb Fund was created in memory of Sam Robb who lost his battle with cancer on June 25, 2007. The purpose of the fund is first to fully fund one of the two CURE Fellows and secondly to help pay for prosthetic devices for children diagnosed with cancer.

The Catie Wilkins Memorial Fund was created in memory of Catie Wilkins who battled cancer for 3 years and 4 months before succumbing to this disease. The primary purpose of the Catie Wilkins Memorial Fund is to fund clinical research on childhood cancers.

The Hayley Hunter Research Fund was created in honor of 9-year-old Hayley Hunter who battled cancer in 2008 and is currently in remission. The purpose of the Hayley Hunter Research Fund is to provide funding for basic and clinical research relating to neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of the central nervous system.

“Press On”: The Patrick R. Chance Fund for Neuroblastoma Research was created in honor of 3-year-old Patrick R. Chance who was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. The purpose of Press On (the Patrick R. Chance Fund for Neuroblastoma Research) is to provide funding for basic and clinical research relating to neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of the central nervous system.

Trenton W. Kindred Research Fund was created in honor of Trenton Kindred, the five year-old son of Greg and Ginger Kindred, who was diagnosed in 2005 with high risk, Stage IV Neuroblastoma. However, Trenton has now been free of cancer since June 2006. Proceeds from the Trenton W. Kindred Research Fund will be used to support childhood cancer research, supporting the doctors and scientists of the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Services of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.

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