We Are So Proud of Maddie!!

Before we tell you the very cool thing Maddie did, we want to make sure you know what she has done already! We met Maddie when she was 14 years old and battling Ewing’s sarcoma. Team Summer kid Kayla gave her (and all her friends!) a limo ride to her eighth grade dance! And ever since…

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Happy Birthday, Sarah!

Our very first ever Team Summer gift recipient has turned 16! When Summer Dale met Sarah, she was only 11 years old, dealing with her second round of cancer – the first when she was just 8 years old. In the cancer clinic waiting room, Sarah had come up to Summer and asked to borrow…

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2015: What a Year!

Dear Friends of Team Summer, As this year comes to a close, all of us at Team Summer feel an enormous sense of gratitude. It has been our honor to carry on the legacy of Summer Dale, who found her purpose in life helping other kids with cancer. We could not do what we do…

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Three-Year Anniversary

Three years ago today, we lost the founder of Team Summer to cancer. Summer Dale was only 16 years old when she left behind an incredible legacy. During the year she battled a rare sarcoma, she realized that kids with cancer need each other for mutual help and support. She found that they were the…

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Team Summer Superstar Kid!!

Team Summer is pleased to announce that 13-year-old Kayla has become our very first Team Summer Superstar Kid!! Kayla was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in January 2013. She came to us through 16-year-old Haley (thank you, Haley!), who was battling cancer herself. Haley selected Kayla for a Team Summer gift and gave her…

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Michael Johns

Team Summer has lost a dear friend.  Michael Johns, an American Idol runner-up in 2008, died suddenly this past Friday from an apparent  blood clot. He was 35 years old. Michael was very special to Summer Dale, the founder of Team Summer. When a family friend arranged for Summer to fly to Los Angeles to watch an…

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Lauren Update!

Remember Lauren, the 19-year-old girl who was diagnosed with leukemia just after she started her sophomore year of college and had to drop out? We thought you’d like to know what she’s been up to! Despite all the debilitating treatments that Lauren has had to endure, her enthusiastic spirit remains untouched. She was so grateful…

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One Year Ago Today….

One year ago today, Summer Dale, the founder of Team Summer, lost her battle with cancer. Yesterday, I, her mother, Lynne Dale, was privileged to be asked to speak at my church about her loss and my faith. Here’s what I said, and it is an answer to the question of how I am doing…one…

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POLO IN THE PINES to Honor Summer and Team Summer

Team Summer is excited to invite you to an amazing event, honoring Summer Dale, founder of Team Summer, on October 5, 2013 right here in Atlanta! It’s called Polo in the Pines and is an annual fundraiser for sarcoma research. This year, the organization has chosen to honor the amazing life of Summer. Late last…

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The Rose Bush

From Lynne Dale, Summer’s mom: Yesterday was six months to the day since Summer died. My heart has ached so much over the last six months that sometimes I don’t think I can bear it. Mostly, I have no idea when, or if, this sadness will ever leave me. I have no experience with grief…

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