CURE Events

More Than 150 Golfers Tee Off in the 29th Golf Classic benefiting CURE

The 29th annual Golf Classic was one for the ages. More than 150 golfers teed off at The Oaks Golf Course in Covington on September 28 for an amazing day. The preliminary total of money raised is $75,000 – all benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer. That is a fantastic amount and should climb even higher once the final count is made.

It takes an army to put on such an event. Led by Joe Coleman, many organizers contribute its success. Over the years, the Golf Classic has thrived because of countless volunteers, generous corporate sponsors, and the support of The Oaks Course.

Click here to read a great article about our “youngest golfers” and you can watch a video recap of the day by clicking here.

Please mark your calendars now for September 27, 2019 for the 30th year of the Golf Classic benefiting CURE.


This year’s winners include:


1st place – Nate Turner, Michael Young, Brett Shaw, Aaron Aliaga

2nd place – Ed Crowell, Nathan Goolsby, Curt Earnest, Rick Braund

Last Place (winners) – Mickey Redmon, Jim Davis, Danny Garland, Keith Redmon


1st place – Bobby Martin, Bob Christiansen, Martin Cunningham, Harry Hernandez

2nd place – Jennings Watkins, James Watkins, Bo Cline, Jim Evans, Chuck Watkins

3rd place – Marcus Jordan, Dustin Thorstad, Brent Houser, Marty Ross

Last Place (winners) – Bob Napper, Steve Smith, Scott Carlson


A special thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – CS Truck & Trailer

TNT Fleet Supply

McGriff Insurance


Premier Transportation

Volume Transportation



Richard Kerns Truck Parts

Southeast Trailer Mart

Tribe Transportation

Atlantic Capital Bank



Bradley’s BBQ



Fastmax Fasteners

Thank you to the following for raffle items!

Barron’s Fine Jewelry for Specialty Raffle jewelry


Custom Werks Graphics

Niko’s Wine Corner

Atlantic Capital Bank

CS Truck & Trailer



The 2016 Golf Classic for CURE Raises $62,000+

Each September, a dedicated member of the CURE community (Joe Coleman) and a dedicated group of friends and supporters spearhead the Golf Classic for CURE, raising well over $1 million in its 27 year history. This year was no exception! Joe says,

“There are so many folks to thank, but let’s start with the 170+ golfers who came out in support of pediatric cancer research and families who are dealing with childhood cancer. The weather was perfect!”

We send thanks to QuickTrip for supplying donuts, snacks and drinks all day; Chick-fil-A for sending chicken biscuits, Bradley’s Bar-B-Que for hosting lunch, and The Oaks Course for hosting the tournament 27 years in a row!

With the help of our corporate sponsors, volunteers and golf participants, the Golf Classic was able to raise an astounding $62,000 for CURE. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Click here to view photos from the day and mark your calendars now for the 28th Annual Golf Classic, held September 29, 2017.


Workshop Held in Atlanta, Geared Towards Teen Patients and Survivors of Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer and ccThrive (a group of four childhood cancer survivors who have achieved great things) invite you to a presentation, panel and gathering of childhood cancer patients and survivors. The dream of ccThrive is that every childhood cancer survivor realizes their full potential, whatever it is and whatever their challenges. All survivors of childhood cancer should have the opportunity to thrive!

Sunday, September 25, 2016
at Hilton Atlanta NE, Peachtree Corners, GA

Session 1: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
– Patients and Survivors Ages 11-15

Session 2: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
– Patients and Survivors Ages 16-21

A separate parent’s session will be held during each timeslot for any parent who would like to attend the event.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please RSVP by Friday, September 23rd to and please include the following information: 

1. Patient/Survivor Name and Age

2. Will patient/survivor attend alone?

3. Name(s) of parent(s) attending

4. Are you attending Session 1 or Session 2
(based on patient/survivor age)

Brian Fletcher
Leukemia – 1990
First Ski Jump – 1991
Off-Treatment – 1995
Sochi Olympian – 2014
USA Nordic Combined Champion – 2014, 2015
Gavin Shamis
Leukemia –  2011
Competitive Swimmer – 2011-2013
Chemo Ended Early – 2013
USA Luge Junior National Team – 2014
USA Luge Youth Champion – 2016
Lacey Henderson
Synovial Sarcoma – 1997
Leg Amputated – 1998
NCAA Division 1 Competitive Cheerleader
Paralympic Long Jump American Record
Melinda Marchiano
Lymphoma – 2007
Off-treatment – 2008
Severe Digestive Late Effects
Award Winning Author – 2011
Accomplished Dancer-Director-Choreographer

Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Ann Herrin

Leigh Ann and ChrisSometimes out of the darkest days come the brightest lights.

CURE volunteer Leigh Ann Herrin, in the midst of unimaginable tragedy, made a conscious decision to be “better, not bitter.” That tragedy was the loss of her seven-year-old son, Carter Martin, to Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2004. Today, Leigh Ann is a shining star at CURE, with volunteer duties which include chairing the auctions at both The Believe Ball and A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes for the past two years. Leigh Ann was actually the inspiration for the first “Quiet Heroes” luncheon, started by Chris Glavine in 2004, as a way of honoring mothers of children with cancer.

The huge commitment of time and effort to raise money to fund research into childhood cancer didn’t come quickly or easily for Leigh Ann.

“At times, I have been in the depths of despair over the past 11 years since Carter’s death—and in those times I was not able to help anyone—not even myself,” said Leigh Ann. “But when I got to a place of making the CHOICE that I was going to re-engage in life and do something that really mattered, CURE was the natural fit.”

Leigh Ann went to CURE Executive Director Kristin Connor and said she was ready to help. Her work on the auctions was tremendously successful, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars. But CURE wasn’t the only beneficiary of Leigh Ann’s hard work.

“The more I became involved, the more progress I saw in my own path to healing,” said Leigh Ann. “I can truly say that’s when I began to see changes in myself—for the better.  It was the best thing I ever did for myself… and having it help CURE was just a bonus!”

Once Leigh Ann conquered her fundraising goals, she agreed to take on an even more daunting role—speaking to other parents who have lost children to cancer. She was the keynote speaker this year at the weekend of Hope and Healing, and Legacy of Love, retreats for parents who have lost children to cancer sponsored by CURE.

“It makes me proud and very emotional to see her caring for other parents who have lost children,” said Kristin when asked about Leigh Ann’s work for CURE. “She has become such a light and source of hope for so many.”

“God has put me in a place of not only honoring Carter’s memory, but keeping his memory alive through me putting myself in a place to minister to others about their own loss and how to deal with the grief they will experience for a lifetime,” said Leigh Ann.

Carter’s dream, according to his mom, was to find a cure for cancer so other kids wouldn’t have to suffer like he did. That has become Leigh Ann’s life mission.

“What I am doing FINALLY matters,” Leigh Ann said. “My boy has left a legacy of people he has touched.  I only hope I can do the same.”

Code Orange Benefit Concert Raises $3,500!

code_orange6-year old Derrick Chisholm was diagnosed with optic glioma, a form of cancer which affects the optic nerve, and has taken his eyesight away. Derrick may have lost his eyesight, but his dreams and spirit still remain. And most importantly, he continues to be brave in his fight against cancer.

On Sunday, June 12, the third annual Code Orange benefit concert was held in his honor at the Alee Temple Shrine in Savannah, Georgia, to raise funds for CURE Childhood Cancer.

The event focused on praise, worship, music and helping others, featuring a variety of different praise and worships bands, as well as entertainers. Derrick’s 9-year old sister, Madison, performed and choreographed a solo dance in his honor, and motivational speaker, Lakeshia Dixon, served as the emcee. To say it was a moving event would be an understatement!


The event had a little more than 200 people attend and 13 organizational vendors. Code Orange t-shirts, candles, sunglasses and bracelets were sold and delicious desserts were served by Cocktail Hour Catering and Events. The event raised an amazing $3,500!

Thank you to Derrick’s family and friends for hosting this wonderful event, and for supporting CURE!




Thank You to our 3rd Annual Believe Ball Sponsors

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 2.06.06 PMThe 3rd Annual Believe Ball is coming soon, on May 14th at The St. Regis Atlanta. This year, CURE will be honoring Jeff Foxworthy, the largest-selling comedy-recording artist and multiple Grammy nominee, for his extraordinary contributions to CURE and the Atlanta community. The Believe Ball is one of the premier social and philanthropic events in Atlanta. This elegant black-tie affair features a cocktail reception, silent auction and a seated dinner along with an awards presentation, silent auction and a lot of fun and dancing.

Last year’s Believe Ball raised an amazing $890,000 towards CURE Childhood Cancer. This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. We are extremely grateful for our 3rd Annual Believe Ball Sponsors who have helped us make this event so successful and even bigger than the previous year. Our sponsors are one of the reasons we are able to host this event to raise the necessary funds towards needed research dollars for pediatric cancer research. Thank you to our sponsors:


Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead Joins the 3rd Annual Believe Ball as Diamond Sponsor

On May 14th, the 3rd Annual Believe Ball will take place at The St. Regis Atlanta, benefitting CURE Childhood Cancer. This year, we will honor the largest-selling comedy-recording artist, Jeff Foxworthy, for his extraordinary contributions to CURE and the Atlanta community. With all the help of our amazing sponsors, the Believe Ball is able to continue into its 3rd year. We want to show our appreciation for Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead for joining us as a sponsor for the upcoming Believe Ball.


Beyond sponsorship of the Believe Ball, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead has been a huge supporter of CURE for years. Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead has organized a group of volunteers called “The Caring Crew” as part of their giving initiative to help CURE’s goal to find a cure for childhood cancer. From forming a race team at our annual Lauren’s Run to decorating their dealership with “Go Gold” posters during the month of September to hosting special fundraisers for CURE, their dedication never ends. They have been a significant help in successful events and in raising funds towards our mission.

Last year, the Believe Ball raised $890,000 to further CURE’s mission. We are grateful that Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead will join as a sponsor for the Believe Ball once again, and for all their help raising funds towards the research of childhood cancer.

Delta Air Lines Join 3rd Annual Believe Ball as Diamond Sponsor

Delta-logo-1024x768The 3rd Annual Believe Ball is soon approaching – May 14th at The St. Regis Atlanta. As one of Atlanta’s premier social and philanthropic events in 2015, CURE is honored by all the support we receive to continue this special evening, which raises so much awareness – and funding – for our our children’s fight. We are pleased to announce Delta Air Lines is teaming up with CURE again as a sponsor to this year’s Believe Ball.

Delta Air Lines is more than a sponsor, but has been a true partner for years when it comes to CURE’s mission and efforts. Delta Air Lines has sponsored several other events, including our most recent event, the 22nd Annual Lauren’s Run. Delta Air Lines has also been heavily involved in helping families by supporting CURE’s Open Arms meal program, hosting fundraisers which benefit CURE and donating valuable travel packages and air line tickets to raise money during CURE auction events. Thanks to Delta Air Lines, and other sponsors, our events are able to raise a significant amount of money to fund life-saving pediatric cancer research.

We are excited to have Delta Air Lines as a sponsor once again. We look forward to another successful event, and to have Delta Air Lines there with their support.


DLA Piper Joins 22nd Annual Lauren’s Run as Diamond Sponsor!

With a battle as big as defeating childhood cancer, CURE needs the support of individuals, organizations and companies to make an impact. DLA Piper has done just that, joining CURE as a Diamond sponsor for the 22nd Annual Lauren’s Run on April 24th!


About DLA Piper: DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning them to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. They strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to their clients. They achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help their clients succeed. They deliver consistent services across their platform of practices and sectors in all matters they undertake. Their clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. They also advise governments and public sector bodies.


CURE is so grateful for the individuals at DLA Piper who have shown a passion and drive to eradicate childhood cancer in our lifetime. CURE, and our families, look forward to having you by our side during Lauren’s Run, and in our fight to put an end to childhood cancer!


Prizes for Our Lauren’s Run Fundraisers!

20026-017CURE depends on the hard work of our Lauren’s Run fundraisers to help us achieve our mission to finally end childhood cancer. We are so thankful for all the help we receive from our fundraisers and wouldn’t be where we are today without them. To show our appreciation and give encouragement for your hard work, we are hosting a giveaway for the fundraisers of the 22nd Annual Lauren’s Run!

There are many great prizes, including restaurant gift cards and tickets to attractions.

20026-070How to Win:

  • Friday, April 8th: One person who raised at least $250 will be chosen randomly.
  • Thursday, April 15th: One person who raised at least $250 will be chosen randomly.
  • Top fundraisers on each day of the week leading up to Lauren’s Run (April 18th- April 22nd) will also be rewarded. So, whoever raises the most money on each single day will win a prize!

Winners will be announced on Facebook and contacted via email the day after they win. Get out there raise money for the fight against childhood cancer and your chance to win a prize!