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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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  • Meet the Lip Dub Superheroes of North Central High School

    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s the start of the 2017 North Central High School Lip Dub? According to a website hosting the video, NCHS faculty sponsor Leslie Decker decided they could emulate other schools from across the country and use a lip dub video to raise money for a local charity. The thought

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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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  • Supporting Your Children When a Sibling Has Cancer

    Grasping cancer isn’t easy for any of us, especially those who live with cancer in their families. For parents, it can be difficult to adequately explain childhood cancer to kids who have a sibling diagnosed with cancer and developing the understanding that cancer isn’t an individual’s diagnosis, but one that affects the entire family. When

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  • The Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment’s 2016 Research Rally

    We spend a lot of our efforts on our fundraisers during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but that’s only one month out of the entire year. We still maintain our dedication to our cause and raising funds throughout the year as well in order to get closer to our goal of increasing treatment options and

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  • Rock-It To A Cure Presents: Réaul and Shiny Penny!

    We’re excited to be partnering with Rock-It To A Cure for a concert fundraiser on Saturday, November 5th at Radio Radio. Join us for a special night of music as we celebrate Indianapolis-based Réaul’s CD release of their new album, “ADAPTATION.” They’ll be accompanied by special guest band Shiny Penny, based in Kokomo, for an

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  • Our Two-Track Research Goal: For Tomorrow and Beyond

    When we understood our mission to change the landscape of pediatric cancer medicine must lead to a permanent research center, it was immediately important that we fund a research chair. Thanks to our relationship with Riley Hospital, we already knew the perfect candidate: Dr. Jamie Renbarger, Riley’s section chief of Hematology/Oncology and a world-renowned scholar

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