Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Funding a Cure

As promised, we are kicking off a big year of fundraising efforts! We are determined to fund vital research that will allow for less harsh drugs, better outcomes, and an ultimate cure.

If you haven't heard already, we are partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. They have set up this TIL Fund with all funds raised going to pediatric brain tumor research. You can make a donation directly from the page or wait on fundraisers through the year that speak to you.

Our first fundraiser of the year is with Park Lane Jewelry. Using this link to shop, you can help us fund pediatric brain tumor research. 50% of sales will be donated back to the TIL Fund! The fundraiser will run through February 13th which is 43 days into 2017. The number 43 represents the 43 children diagnosed every day in the US with childhood cancer. Our fundraising goal is $387 because by 2/13, 387 kids will have been diagnosed in 2017 with a brain tumor.

Upcoming: We have 2 big things we are working on for May (Brain Tumor Awareness Month).

The first is a partnership with churches who have diligently prayed for our family. We are having a Go Gray Sunday on May 7th. We encourage church attendees to wear gray that day and will have some special announcements, bulletin inserts, and fundraising ideas available for churches to join us to raise awareness and research funding. To sign up your church, contact Alana at 423-827-2804 or hope@tilleryisloved.com.

The second May event is a 5k that will be held May 20 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. Over the next few weeks, we hope to have an online registration page up and will share further details when we have them. If you know of a business who would like to sponsor our 5k, please have them contact Alana at 423-827-2804 or hope@tilleryisloved.com.

Later in the year, we will be holding lemonade stands and will encourage you to hold your own stand to support Tillery and others like her. We will also participate in the Alex's Journey to a Million Miles event in September again, logging miles, raising awareness, and raising money for childhood cancer.

Let us know if you have a fundraising idea or would like to hold an event for us. We are able to set up online fundraising pages for groups who are interested in helping us with our mission.

Thank you for helping us raise almost $15,000 so far! Our goal is to raise $100,000 by spring 2020 and we are confident we can make it happen!

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