HUNTLEY, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local charity organization, Cancer Kiss My Cooley™ (CKMC®) has officially announced their commitment to funding brain cancer clinical research trials at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. With the support of their donors, they were able to commit to this annual funding to the brain tumor program while keeping all of their current funded programs in place for their Kiss of HOPE families.
The announcement was made to Cancer Kiss My Cooley (CKMC®) donors and supporters during their 7th annual KISS IT Gala on March 10th, 2018 at the Belvedere Events & Banquets in Elk Grove Village.
The KISS IT Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year that CKMC holds to provide a Kiss of HOPE® to Chicago area children who are battling brain cancer. They are pleased to announce that they raised over $255,000 in gross proceeds from the KISS IT Gala for this program that will go towards both their commitment of funding to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago , and to their Kiss of HOPE program.
A Kiss of HOPE from Cancer Kiss My Cooley is something very special. A Kiss of HOPE is personal. It’s customized to each child that is referred to CKMC through their established partnerships. It could be:
- A hope, gift or dream that becomes a reality for the child and their family
- A special memory making trip or experience for the child and their family
- Financial assistance to help the family in their time of need
- Any other support deemed fitting to support the child’s well being
A Kiss of HOPE can go a long way in creating moments of joy for Chicagoland pediatric patients battling brain cancer. Thanks to their wonderful supporters, the partnership between Cancer Kiss My Cooley and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, this will help CKMC make many more of these special moments a reality.
About Cancer Kiss My Cooley:
Cancer Kiss My Cooley, founded in 2011, is a Huntley, IL based 501(c)3 charitable organization. Founded in memory of their son Carter Kettner, his parents Joe and Cinnamon and their volunteer Board of Directors are dedicated to raising community awareness towards pediatric brain tumors. Their mission is to provide Kisses of HOPE to Chicagoland area children battling pediatric brain cancer and has now expanded to include raising funds for pediatric brain cancer research. In addition to Lurie Children’s Hospital, CKMC is also partnered with JourneyCare, a Barrington, IL based community agency that provides hospice and palliative care services to children and adults facing serious or life-limiting illnesses. Learn more at www.ckmc.org