The Max Cure Foundation is pleased to announce that OrthoCarolina has joined the fight against pediatric cancer and has become the newest collection site for DYK. OC will be collecting sneakers at 30 offices in the Charlotte area and have set a goal to collect 30,000 pair of sneakers by November 30. OrthoCarolina is inviting people to drop off their gently used sneakers at any one of the Charlotte area locations. Proceeds from this program will be used to support Charlotte families who have a child battling cancer.
Since its inception in 2011, Dunk Your Kicks has collected over 165,000 pairs of sneakers and raised over $150,000.00. The money has been used to support MCF missions including research and the Roar Beyond Barriers Program that provides financial support to low income and military families who have a child battling cancer by providing monthly gift cards to be used to purchase food and other necessities.
“Children emulate laughter, wonder and innocence, and it’s difficult to imagine what these kids and families dealing with cancer have to experience every day,” said Robin Paley of OrthoCarolina. “With locations that are a part of so many communities in this area, OrthoCarolina couldn’t be prouder to have the opportunity to be part of such a worthwhile cause.”
This collection started thanks to Max Cure Foundation’s local ambassador, and Cards Creating Change founder, Steven Potchatek. Through his efforts, OrthoCarolina learned about Dunk Your Kicks and immediately chose to support the cause. In addition, it was Stephen’s efforts that encouraged The Wells Fargo Duke Energy Center to join other land mark buildings and areas that lit up gold for pediatric cancer awareness including: Times Square, The Terminal Tower in Cleveland, The JC Nichols Fountain in KC.
OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving North Carolina and the Southeast since 1922. OrthoCarolina provides compassionate and comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, OrthoCarolina physicians have specialized expertise in foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our 120 OrthoCarolina physicians see nearly one million patient visits throughout western North Carolina each year.
About Cards Creating Change
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About the Max Cure Foundation
The Max Cure Foundation, Inc., a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit corporation (“MCF”), was formed in 2008 by the Plotkin family to advance the cause of childhood cancers. Max Plotkin, a cancer survivor, now age 11, was its inspiration, having been diagnosed in 2007 on the eve of his fourth birthday with a rare form of cancer. The mission of MCF is threefold. First it seeks to fund research to attempt to find cures for the various forms of childhood cancers and to discover less toxic treatments for the disease in children. In addition, MCF in November, 2011, established its Roar Beyond Barriers program to financially assist low income and military families battling cancer in their children, such assistance being provided on a monthly basis while the children are in active treatment for their cancers. Since that time it has assisted 78 families in 12 states being treated in 21 hospitals, with 48 families currently receiving assistance. Moreover, MCF is actively involved in advocating before Congress and the White House to increase government funding for childhood cancer research. Hence, MCF is very much in the forefront of increasing awareness for the needs of pediatric cancer.