Cancerfree Kids Network Research Papers

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OXFORD, Oct. 25 – “At 5 months old my daughter was diagnosed with cancer in both of her eyes” said Ellen Flannery, the Founder and Executive Director of CancerFree KIDS. Cancer is the number two leading cause of death among children between the ages of 5-14. By the time you finish reading this paragraph, two more people have passed away from a form of cancer across the United States.

CancerFree KIDS Network is an organization that’s mission is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might go otherwise unfunded. “Since our inception, we have funded 97 research projects resulting in nearly $3 million dollars raised,” Flannery said, “our funding goes directly to the research project where every dollar is accounted for.”
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Over the weekend, students from across Miami University attended this event with one goal in mind: help our neighborhood children in need with cancer.

This year marks the 3rd annual Toss event that has been held at Miami University with CancerFree KIDS being the #1 sponsor. Mrs. Flannery said of the experience, “Miami is an incredible university that is always looking for new fun ways to give back to every part of the community.”

On October 21, over 100 students signed up to play corn hole against their friends and fellow “Miami-ans” in Uptown Park to help raise awareness and fight to find a cure for cancer. Megan Drown, who was working to set up the fundraiser that afternoon, said, “It’s just an awesome event to get people out on a beautiful day to play something fun while also doing something beneficial for families in need.”

Megan Drown is a sophomore at Miami University and the Vice President of Service Initiatives in the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. “Being able to help sponsor this event as an organization and co-running it with others is so rewarding” Drown
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