Mary Hunter Cunningham and Kaitlyn Dinkins attend Pace Academy in Atlanta and both know girls battling cancer. Kaitlyn knows Amanda Riley through AAU basketball and Mary Hunter knows Abby Smith through Northside United Methodist Church. Amanda and Abby were both September CURE Kids and their friends wanted to raise money in their honor. Neither Amanda nor Abby attend Pace Academy, but the girls felt the Pace community, along with family and friends, would support their efforts to raise money for CURE Childhood Cancer.
After talking to the Pace Athletic Director and their class dean, the girls came up with a truly fun fundraiser that both parents and students could participate in. Parents were asked to make a pledge for each point Pace athletes scored during one specific week in September. Fall sporting events include football, volleyball, cross-country and softball. Letters were sent to all Pace parents, family members as well as friends. Pledges were mailed back to the girls; and Mary Hunter and Kaitlyn tracked the points scored. Their efforts raised over $1700 for CURE!
CURE would like to thank Mary Hunter and Kaitlyn for being such great friends and wonderful ambassadors for CURE!