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CureSearch Executive Director's Message for Winter 2007

> November 2007
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> Executive Director's Message
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> Gratitude, Good News and Greetings for the Holidays!
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> Read Stacy's message>
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> COG Research
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> Children's Oncology Group Holds Annual Fall Group Meeting
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> Stacy Haller
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> Nearly 1,800 of the world's leading childhood cancer experts gathered October 16 20 in Denver, CO, for the annual Fall Group Meeting of the Children's Oncology Group (COG). This conference marks a coming together and face-to-face sharing of information between renowned doctors, researchers, biologists, and nurses to compare results and communicate the latest findings of the COG.
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> Learn more about the COG Fall 2007 Group Meeting>
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> COG Family Handbook Available in Spanish and French
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> The COG Family Handbook was created by the COG Nursing Committee to provide patients and families with general information about childhood cancer and its treatment. The Family Handbook has been an invaluable resource distributed by COG physicians, nurses, and social workers to families dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis. This publication is now available in PDF format on the CureSearch.org website for download in both Spanish and French.
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> Download the COG Family Handbook in English, Spanish, or French>
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> Corporate/Partner Spotlight
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> Pairings Set for Merrill Lynch
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> Tournament host Greg Norman has matched a collection of golf's highly successful individual players into captivating two-man teams as the 19th annual Merrill Lynch Shootout returns to Tiburon Golf Club and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples December 5-9.
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> For the seventh consecutive year, Southwest Florida sports fans and an international television audience will have the opportunity to watch some of the brightest stars in professional golf battle it out for three days all while raising funds and awareness for CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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> Learn more about the Merrill Lynch Shootout>
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> Washington Capitals: Courage Caps
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> On Friday, October 26, NHL's Washington Capitals hosted its Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night during a game with the Vancouver Canucks at the Verizon Center. The evening honored the 10th anniversary of Hockey Fights Cancer, a league-wide initiative founded by the NHL and NHL Players' Association.
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>The evening also marked the official launch of Courage Caps, team-issued and branded hats that were sold at Capitals' home games, at their Kettler Iceplex training complex, and online at WashingtonCaps.com and NHL.com. Hats sold for $20 with 100% of the sale price benefiting CureSearch. The promotion was a great success; Courage Caps sold out in record time. CureSearch looks forward to working with the Capitals throughout the year and to our Courage Caps promotion next year.
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> In addition, CureSearch invited children with cancer and their families to sit in the Olie's All-Stars and Alex's Crazy
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> Learn more about the Washington Capitals' relationship with
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> Feature Stories
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> 'Tis the Season to Give
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> The end of the calendar year is in sight! 2007 has truly been a great year for CureSearch. Through the Foundation, the Children's Oncology Group continues to advance the research and clinical trials that will continue to save more lives.
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> Yet, too many children continue to suffer and die. Even one child lost is one child too many.
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> Please take this opportunity to offer these children and families hope in the new year by considering CureSearch in your year-end giving. Your gifts really do make a difference. Only research cures childhood cancer, the #1 disease killer of...

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