Cobb County Friendship Club Awards Grant to CURE

The Cobb County Friendship Club is an organization of county government employees who give back to the community by donating a portion of each paycheck to assist charitable organizations and fellow employees. Since its inception in 1972, the club has donated more than $1.3 million to local charities and provided more than $250,000 to county employees who faced financial crises.

CURE Childhood Cancer is proud to once again be the recipient of a grant for our Early Outreach program. CURE’s Early Outreach Program is aimed at connecting with families of newly diagnosed children to let them know that they are not alone and to provide them with important encouragement and resources that will help them through their journey with childhood cancer.

One component of this program is the CURE Travel Totes, which are given to newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients. These totes include practical information and tips for families facing a cancer diagnosis as well as other items that we feel will be useful to families throughout their journeys.  The totes mark the beginning of our relationship with patients and their families. Our trained staff continue to build on these relationships in many ways, always with the goal that we will be a source of support, help and encouragement for our families.  We spend time with families at the outpatient clinic, on the inpatient units where appropriate and at Open Arms. Other aspects of outreach include cards, newsletters and invitations to special functions and events.

The Friendship Club has been a long time supporter of CURE and we are very grateful for their support over the years. Thank you to all of the Cobb County employees who participate in this program!

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