The Girl Scout Troop of Southern Az used a portion of their cookie money to buy $1,050 in gift cards for Arizona families who have a child battling cancer. In addition they have collected over 1,500 pair of sneakers for our Dunk Your Kicks program.
In July, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Creating Hope Act for the purpose of incentivizing pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and universities in seeking cures for what are known as Rare Children’s Diseases. Childhood Cancer is considered such a Rare Children’s Disease. Companies that are successful receiving approval from the FDA of drugs that meet the criteria of the Act receive vouchers that can be valuable to the companies in their efforts to bring other drugs to the market or, if they wish, can result in the sales of the vouchers by the companies to other companies at substantial prices. On March 10, 2015 a new drug specifically for children, aimed at high-risk neuroblastoma received FDA approval thanks to the Creating Hope Act.
The Corporate FunRun has invited The Max Cure Foundation to bring Dunk Your Kicks program to all 7 of their races in 2015. Be ready to clean out your closets of used sneakers and donate them at each event. You can even set up your own collection prior to the run. We are also honored to be selected as the charitable beneficiary for the Delaware 5k on July 22nd.