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  • Volunteer Chronicles: Park Tudor Reads to Fight Cancer

    When Holyn Drook’s Park Tudor fourth grade class went on winter break, one parent volunteered to pay the class a dollar for each book they could read during the two weeks school was out. Holyn and her classmates worked hard and read a total of 93 books, resulting in 93 dollars for the class to

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  • Volunteer Chronicles: Will Turner’s West Fork Whiskey Birthday

    Although it wasn’t meant to be a party for him, Will Turner and his wife Emily’s fundraiser for the Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment fell square on Will’s birthday, November 29th. They chose this date because it falls just after Giving Tuesday, a time when they believed people would be more generous. The idea began when

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  • Volunteer Chronicles: Bailey Inglis

    Our endowment has grown largely thanks to the support of high schools across Marion and Hamilton Counties here in Central Indiana. Carmel High School annually hosts Runway for Riley, a fashion show whose proceeds support our goal of opening a cutting-edge research center at Riley for orphan pediatric cancers. One Carmel High student, Bailey Inglis,

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  • Volunteer Chronicles: Salesforce and the Par-Tee 2016

    Our annual fundraising concert and party was a huge success last year, thanks to some of the volunteers that came to us from Salesforce’s Indianapolis office. One of the endowment’s board members, Sherri Hutter, works at Salesforce and lives in San Francisco. Sherri knew that we needed volunteers for the Par-Tee in Indianapolis so she

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  • 2nd Annual Kevin Lee Grand Prix Recap

    The second annual Kevin Lee Grand Prix was hosted at Fastimes Karting on April 11, 2017. This event, was started in the memory of Ben Burchard, a 12 year old straight-A student and quarter-midget driver from Brownsburg, IN. When he was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 11, the treatments available to him were the

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  • Behind the North Central Lip Dub

    When we learned that the students, staff, and alumni of North Central High School in Indianapolis wanted to make a lip dub video to support our endowment and through us, Riley Children’s Hospital, we were flooded with gratitude, excitement, and curiosity. So much effort and inspiration went into this video that we couldn’t resist writing

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  • Support Us Through Amazon Smile!

    Every step gets us closer to our goal! As you shop online, we ask that you keep Amazon Smile in mind. Amazon is committed to the constant needs of our world, and because they wish to give back to the many organizations doing wonderful things, they feature Amazon Smile. This service allows anyone shopping on

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  • Strategies for Non-Profit Event Planning

    Since we founded the Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment, we’ve learned a lot about what it’s like to run a non-profit. Ours was founded with the goal of raising money to support pediatric cancer researchers on their path toward finding new treatments and innovating toward a cure. We’ve grown to lean on the support of the

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  • The History of Donations and Giving

    The act of sharing has long been a part of our human nature. Food, resources, shelter, support—these are all very early forms of donations from one person to another. This Giving Tuesday, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some history and theory of donations and how they became a vital

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  • The Results Are In! Caroline Classic and Par-Tee Were Big Hits!

    What an incredible season! As we finalize everything from the Caroline Classic and Par-Tee, we are amazed at just how much support we’ve received from so many of you. Because of the generous donations and high bidders during our silent and live auctions, we are so excited to share with everyone that we are able

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