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Thursday, April 7, 2011

2011 CureSearch Walk Battle4aCure Teams!!

As most of you know, Battle4aCure was born and raised in Austin, Texas. However, our love and efforts extend all over the WORLD.

Every year in the US, CureSearch holds walks to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research! And Every Year that it has been in Austin, TX, Battle4aCure has participated in this event! 2011 will mark our 3rd Year...and we're hoping to make it our BEST year!

This year we had a friend of ours, Ashley, asked if she could have a Battle4aCure team in the Denver, CO area...we said OF COURSE!

Below you will find a list of ALL of the Battle4aCure Teams participating across the US this Year! Be sure to check back often for New Battle4aCure Teams!

The Austin, TX Team Page
Team Captain- Amanda Harbin-Bartlett

The Denver, CO Team Page
Team Captain- Ashley Green

The Oklahoma City, OK Team Page
Team Captain- Sheila Wilson

If you would like to start a Battle4aCure Team in Your Area please contact amanda@battle4acure.org! Wondering if there's a walk in your area? Click here - List Of CureSerach Walks - to find out!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

Check it out! Battle4aCure t-shirts 2011! We can't wait to see you wearing them and helping us raise awareness! The link to purchse is on our website.

Later this week we'll be announcing the date of our spring Garage sale to help us raise money to continue shipping gifts to kids all over the US fighting cancer. Thank you in advance for helping us make this a success! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for announcements!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Battle4aCure on K-LOVE

Battle4aCure was honored to be featured on K-Love's Make a Difference Monday about our Christmas Hope Boxes and Kimberly's Hope Program. Have a listen!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Why is it called "Kimberly's Hope"

Since we have expanded our Kimberly's Hope program beyond Christmas, we have had quite a few volunteers contact us wanting to know "Who in the world is Kimberly?"
I'm very excited to share this with you:

Kimberly Shaw was a sister, a daughter, a mother, a friend and a cancer fighter. She was an incredible person!
At just 25 years old she touched so many lives! Everywhere she went she shared the love of God and she told everyone she met that she refused to give up hope because she knew with all of her heart that God was going to give her a miracle.

She believed in our program and she was one of our biggest supporters. Her HOPE was to give love and smiles to all of the children fighting cancer. She wanted to extend the love that people had shown to her during her fight with cancer to the littlest fighters of all. She cared deeply for all of the children that she met through us.

To say that Kimberly will be missed is an understatement. We think about her every minute of every day; she's in every song, every butterfly, every whisper of wind on a sunny day.
She will never be forgotten and we know that she is in heaven, surrounded by tons of children, smiling down on all of us and the love that has been given in her name!

I know that she has been on the welcoming committee of all of the children that have earned their angel wings since her passing. She was an outstanding mother to her 1 year old son Barrett, and we know without a doubt that she carried that love and compassion for children on to the next life.

Kimberly earned her angel wings on August 27, 2010. She lives FOREVER in our hearts.

Please continue to keep Kimberly's son, Barrett, in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcoming and Current Events

Right now our Kimberly's Hope Valentine's Day program is in full swing! You can 'adopt' a little fighter for Valentine's Day and send them a card and a small gift (teddy bear, book, etc.).

You can also sign your little fighter up for our Kimberly's Hope program so they can be adopted throughout the year! Contact Mariesha with your child's name, age, address and sibling information to sign up.
Please contact Mariesha at fightcancer@battle4acure.org to 'adopt' a fighter or to sign up your little fighter!

Our Sewing for a Cure project is also in full swing! We are taking donations of cotton fabric to be sewn into handmade quilts to auction off on our facebook page. Our goal is to raise the remaining money we need to file our 501(c)(3) paperwork. Each adult quilt will start at $100 and each child's quilt will start at $50. We hope to have the first group of ten up for auction before Valentine's Day. This deadline depends on how many fabric donations we receive over the next week. If you would like to donate fabric or have questions about this project please email Mariesha at mars@battle4acure.org

AUSTIN, TEXAS: We are also in the beginning stages of planning our Spring Yard Sale! Our Winter Yard Sale raised over $700 for toys and shipping! We are hoping our Spring Yard Sale will bring in even more funds for our shipping costs and toy costs!
To Donate items for the Yard Sale please contact Amanda at amanda@battle4acure.org or Sarah at sarah@battle4acure.org. We are accepting any and all items!

Date is TBD. We'll post as soon as we have something set!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Updated Contact Info!

Hey everyone! It's been a while since we've updated anything. I wanted to give you all some updated info/contact information.
For a long time all requests and emails have to come battle4acure@gmail.com. These days we have a Board of Directors that are very involved with everything going on, so you will find their contact info below.

Sarah updates most of the posts/prayer requests on the facebook page. She is also very involved with everything else. Feel free to contact her at sarah@battle4acure.org with anything concerning the facebook page or just general questions.

Dena does all of our Hope Boxes. If you would like to sign your little fighter up to receive a Hope Box you'll want to email Dena at dena@battle4acure.org with your child's name, age, address and sibling information. Dena is also working on our Sewing for a Cure quilts project, so feel free to contact her with any questions concerning that.

Mariesha heads up our Kimberly's Hope program in memory of our friend Kimberly Shaw. This program enables volunteers to "adopt" children throughout the year and send them cards and gifts. To sign your child up for this program or to "adopt" a little fighter you will want to contact Mariesha at mars@battle4acure.org. (Mars is a childhood nickname that is a lot easier to spell :D) Mariesha is also working with Dena on the Quilt project, so you can contact her about that as well.

Amanda is still answering the emails that come through the battle4acure@gmail.com. We're trying to transition everything over, so if you have any questions or concerns for Amanda please contact her at amanda@battle4acure.org.

We will be updating the blog on all of the new projects that we're up to in the next few days so keep an eye out for those!

We would like to thank each and every person who has helped us become the organization that we are today; your generosity, love and support does not go unnoticed. We love you all and appreciate you standing with us during this journey.

The Battle4aCure Team