Once again Team Morgan is running/walking in the 2017 Shamrock Shuffle for NCCF in honor of Morgan McDonald. Morgan was an NCCF Scholarship winner in 2014. Sign up now by visiting www.theshamrockshuffle.com and follow the link for race registration.
Over 170 people attended NCCF’s 12th Annual Waeger CUP on Sunday October 9th, 2016 at the Links of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. We would like to thank all of our generous players, volunteers, donors and sponsors whose collective efforts helped us raise nearly $40,000 for our scholarship programs. It was a record day for fundraising! We were honored to be joined by the Icing Lymphoma team and the McIntyre family who raised over $9,000 for NCCF during 2016. We were also thrilled to welcome Tim Wood, a 2015 & 2016 scholarship recipient, and his family.
Waeger Cup 13 will be held on Sunday October 8, 2017.
We are now accepting registrations for the 12th Annual Waeger CUP & Auction at the Links of Gettysburg on Sunday October 9th. Tee time is 10am with lunch, dinner & a great auction/raffle to follow. Fees are $115 per golfer/$460 per foursome. We ask that anyone who is just attending the auction & dinner contribute $30.
Any golfer that registers before Friday Sept. 9th will be entered into a raffle for prizes worth over $250. Please register early so that we know in advance if we are in need of golfers and can try to fill the spots.
To Register for Golf (or to donate):
1) Fill out the 2016 Waeger CUP brochure and mail it with a check to
c/o Meg Rodgers
4858 Battery Lane #216
Bethesda, MD 20814
DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIPS
Even you are unable to join us, you can still help! We have plenty of NEW sponsorship opportunities this year, ranging from our $100 hole sponsorship to $4,000 title sponsorship. We take all donations, big or small. We can also work with you to enable corporate gifts and matching donations. And we rely on donations of all sorts of items to support our auction and raffle items. We need everything- tickets to Ravens or Redskins games, vacation home donations, gift cards from local restaurants. No item or donation is too small!
To donate a hole or other sponsorships, please follow the registration instructions above. To make a donation of goods, please contact me at email@example.com or Patrice Urban (Dan’s sister) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your continued support of NCCF! See you in October!
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation supports all young adults and their families affected by cancer. While we continually celebrate those living with and through the disease, the sobering reality is that not all will young adults diagnosed with cancer survive. Furthermore, many young adults are also impacted by cancer through a parent’s diagnosis or loss.
In 2014, we announced the establishment of the NCCF Legacy Scholarship to assist young adults pursuing education who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. The Legacy Scholarship is made possible by a partnership with the Steinau family in honor of their dear friend Jenn Carter. Jenn courageously battled breast cancer for two and a half years and miraculously gave birth to her fifth child a year before she was taken from us in August of 2008. Jenn’s friend Brooke Steinau was by her side during her treatments. During one her visits with Jenn, Brooke asked her what she wanted most for her children. Jenn replied, “I want them to go to college.” Brooke realized that so many parents who have also lost their battle also wanted the same for their children, and thus, she was inspired to launch the Legacy scholarship in Jenn’s honor.
NCCF is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Legacy Scholarships:
NCCF was honored to be the beneficiary of the Icing Lymphoma event held in Rockville, MD on June 25, 2016 at the Rockville Ice Arena in Rockville, MD. Icing Lymphoma is a fundraising group is a fundraising group working towards benefiting charities that support young adult lymphoma and cancer patients and their families. And they love ice hockey! The group was started by Curtis McIntyre and his friends after Curtis was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2011.
Curtis loved sports, and playing ice hockey was one of his passions. He was a member of the inaugural hockey team at the University of Tampa. Although he was forced to take a leave of absence from school to return home for treatment, he was eventually able to return to school and the hockey team. Curtis also made it his mission to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, organizing several fundraisers with his teammates. Curtis loved hockey and his passion for the sport did not waver even when he was battling lymphoblastic lymphoma. Although he passed away shortly before the first Icing Lymphoma charity hockey game took place in 2012, his ideas and his memory live on.
This year’s fundraising activities, which included a poker tournament and happy hour at the Greene Turtle in Olney, MD culminated in a hockey game on June 25th where friends and family gathered to celebrate Curtis’ legacy and play the game he loved. The event also honored the memory of Sean Mayhew who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer March 25th. Sean was one of the original organizers of Icing Lymphoma and skated in both the 2012 and the 2014 games. His skill on the ice and his enthusiastic participation in seeing Icing Lymphoma succeed were missed. As a result of their efforts, Icing Lymphoma raised over $9,000 for NCCF. The proceeds went directly to fund 10 scholarships for young adult cancer survivors who have shown a commitment to athletics and education and serve as an inspiration to others through their positive attitude and love of life.
Curtis’ passion was helping other people and making every day count. He is remembered for his positive attitude, bravery, and optimism throughout his rigorous battle with Lymphoma. His legacy as a humble warrior who wanted nothing more than to see others enjoying life to the fullest continues on through Icing Lymphoma. NCCF is humbled to be the recipient of the generosity of Curtis’ legacy of selflessness and concern for others. We are honored to call the McIntyre family and the Icing Lymphoma team our friends.
In our efforts to continually expand our assistance efforts to honor all young adults affected by cancer, we are proud to announce the establishment of the NCCF Legacy Scholarship to assist young adults pursuing education who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. The Legacy Scholarship is made possible by a partnership with the Steinau family in honor of their dear friend Jenn Carter.
Jenn Carter was many things to many people: daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She touched many lives in her 34 short years on earth. Her smile could light up a room; her laughter was infectious. Jenn was a faithful and true friend but her most cherished role was as a wife and mother. Jenn courageously battled breast cancer for two and a half years and miraculously gave birth to her fifth child a year before she was taken from us in August of 2008.
Jenn’s friend Brooke Steinau was by her side during her treatments. During one her visits with Jenn, Brooke asked her what she wanted most for her children. Jenn replied, “I want them to go to college.” Brooke realized that so many parents who have also lost their battle also wanted the same for their children. So today, on August 8, 2014, on what would have been Jenn’s 40th birthday, Brooke and her family are honoring Jenn’s legacy and hopes for her children by establishing the Legacy Scholarship.
In Jenn’s words “I know that I will make a difference in the world of cancer. I look forward to raising money & awareness so that our children & grand children don’t have to fight the same battle. I can’t wait to encourage other family members that are watching a loved one go through what I went through. I promise to make a difference. BRING IT ON!!!”
The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation is humbled to be a part of Jenn’s legacy and proud to partner with the Steinau family in supporting their friend.
The Legacy Scholarship application and further information regarding requirements can be found on our website. Applications will be accepted through 10/15/14. If selected, winners will receive a $1,000 award to support their education during the 2014-2015 school year. All awards will be distributed by 12/1/14.
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