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December can be a difficult month for families whose children are fighting cancer. Hospitalizations and treatment schedules, along with the financial burdens of childhood cancer, make it difficult, if not impossible, for parents to provide festive holiday experiences for their families or buy gifts. The CURE community stepped forward with compassion and characteristic generosity to make sure these families felt loved and supported during this festive time of year. We want you to know how much your support meant to our families.

More than 120 families were treated to an afternoon of fun at CURE’s Holiday Parties, where they enjoyed lots of special treats, dancing, face painting, crafts, and visiting with Santa.

“Thank you to everyone who sponsored, planned, and volunteered at the holiday party today. Our family had an absolute blast, and we appreciate everything you all have done for us!”

Through our Holiday Angel program, donors filled wish lists to provide mountains of gifts for 161 families – more families than ever before.

“This has been the hardest year of our lives, hands down. Throughout the year, CURE has provided much-needed bright spots during some very dark times. You made our Christmas when we didn’t think we would have one. We truly appreciate all you have done to help us.”

Your gifts allowed us to provide more than $50,000 in emergency financial assistance in December to families experiencing financial hardship as a result of their child’s cancer treatment. This crucial support played a vital role in helping these families maintain housing, utilities, and transportation.

“Please pass along – CURE’s help doesn’t just mean ‘something’ – it means EVERYTHING. We would not have made it these past few months, literally, without CURE.”

The holidays can be such a difficult time for families fighting childhood cancer. We can’t thank you enough for brightening their season with compassion and kindness.