Cancer Research Fundraising Heroes
Fundraising Heroes - Yes, each of us CAN make a difference in Cancer Research!
Creativity, dedication and passion of the many Gateway supporters that enable The Gateway to fund cancer research. Here are some of the many Gateway fundraising heroes…
Fundraising Hero - Rhonda 10-10-10 Challenge!
Congratulations to Rhonda who achieved her goals for her 10-10-10 Challenge for Cancer Research. Rhonda celebrated 10 years as a cancer survivor, ran in 10 races this year and raised $10,000 for cancer research. On behalf of every cancer patient and survivor, Thank You Rhonda...you have truly helped cancer research. Learn more about the 10-10-10 Challenge...
Ryder Cup Golf Tournament from the Rise Above Group Raises Nearly $14,000
Thanks to the Rise Above Group for hosting a fabulous invitation-only golf outing at the Riverside Country Club. This competitive event followed the traditional Ryder Cup rules and procedures. Many thanks to the sponsors, donors and attendees. You've truly helped cancer research.
'Cures Ahead' - First Annual Golf Outing
Two organizations with a shared goal of supporting cancer research came together this past week to host the first annual “Cures AHEAD” Golf Invitational with impressive results. The event exceeded organizers’ expectations, raising $120,595 to benefit The Gateway for Cancer Research.
If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On - Benefit for Cancer Research
Bring together musicians, vocal performance and the desire to raise money for cancer research and you have a unique muscial cabaret fundraiser for cancer research. Held at the famed 'Don't Tell Mama' in New York, eighty music afficienados raised over $1500 for cancer research.
Sixth Annual Golf Outing Celebrates the Life of Rick Rambo
Nearly 100 golfers gathered at the four-star Abbey Springs golf course in Fontana, WI on July 19 for the Rambo Golf Classic. The event is held every year to remember Rick Rambo, who died of colon cancer, and raise funds for The Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM. Now in its sixth year, the event organizer Roland Szkwarek says "The Gateway’s pledge to put 99 cents of every dollar received toward clinical research for new treatments for cancer patients is the motivation for the donations".
Concert in the Park - In Honor of Jai Dill
An eight year old girl had an idea to hold a fundraiser at the local park for a classmate who died from cancer. Her idea inspired her mother and grandmother to hold the Concert in the Park fundraiser. Three bands and lots of donated raffle items combined to raise over $2300 for cancer research.
17-YEAR OLD HOSTS BENEFIT CONCERT AND RAISES OVER $2,200 FOR CANCER RESEARCH
"When you are diagnosed with cancer, you don’t realize how it affects your loved ones.” said Mrs. Freed. “I didn’t realize how deeply it affected my daughter. So when she suggested holding a concert to raise money for cancer research to fight cancer, I was surprised, but I knew that she was serious and her dad and I were on board.” Alicia set about making that desire a reality. She spent the next 7 months planning the event, lining up family members as volunteers, and securing donations of auction items, entertainment and food.
The result was “Rock Out for A Cause”, a family-friendly concert that featured 7 local bands, food, beverages, face painting and more. The event also featured a great auction that helped her achieve her goal.
“The whole community really came out and supported the event,” said Beatty. The concert was a resounding success, rocking out to the tune of $2,280 raised for cancer research. “It was a great experience and I was really glad to be able to raise so much money for cancer research,” said Alicia.
Spare Time 4 a Cure
Walter Payton Fundraiser
Spare Time 4 A Cure, organized by Tim O'Conor, Jim Arnoux and Dan O'Conor, is an annual tribute to family and friends living with cancer and loved ones lost to the disease, and of course to honor the great running back, Walter Payton. Now in its 17th year, this event -one of The Gateway's largest independent fundraisers- included a bowling competition and raffle, and raised over $10,000. Spare Time 4 A Cure was attended by 200 dedicated friends, colleagues, schoolmates and family members. It is a great example of what can be accomplished by people who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Donations are still being accepted.
Northeastern State University
‘Rocks Out Cancer’ Concert
An all day event, fans of rock ‘n’ roll will listen to catchy tunes, enjoy food and drinks and participate in a silent auction…“NROC is a no cost, fun-filled day of rock bands, the chance to win great prizes, and eat some amazing food, and all while doing our part to fight against cancer,” said Nathan Park, junior and vice president of NSGA-BA. Organized by members of the NSUBA student government, (Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, OK) four different rock bands from the Tulsa area have signed on to partner with NSUBA in this endeavor to support cancer research. Performances were given by: Gypsy Train, Rising Redemption, Benny’s Little Weasel, and Zero Crossing.
"Cancer. It's big. It's personal,” said Jason Woodland, singer from Benny's Little Weasel. “It has affected everyone, either directly or those close to us. We just want to do our part to help bring needed resources to those that can find the cure."
Organized by Katrina Williams and Sophia Price, this college fundraiser raised over $800.
Rhonda is a 10 year cancer survivor. To celebrate this major milestone, Rhonda set up the 10-10-10 Challenge: 10 races in one year; $10,000 raised for cancer research and 10 years of being a cancer survivor. "All of us know someone who has battled cancer. I have lost friends to this horrible disease, and I know the dollars we donate will help in finding a cure and helping more people live long, healthy and cancer-free lives" said Rhonda. Donate to Rhonda's year-long 10-10-10 Challenge.
Tsunami Skippers Performance Team
'Jumping for Jugs'
Mix jump ropes and girls aged eight to twelve and the opportunity to perform in front of audiences on the North Oregon Coast and you get a jump rope performance team. The Gateway was the chosen beneficiary of the girl’s promotion: Jumpin’ for Jugs to raise $250 for breast cancer research. Thank you girls! You have made a difference in cancer research!
The party for a cure committee chose The Gateway for Cancer Research for their annual fundraiser for 2012. The goal is to raise $20,000 for breast cancer research. A night of networking, food and beverage, silent auction and music will all raise money for The Gateway for Cancer Research. Donations are being accepted and please join the party on September 20, in Schaumburg IL. All monies raised will be designated for breast cancer research.