It’s Giving Tuesday!

It’s GIVING Tuesday, and we hope you will choose Team Summer to support!! This is an exciting time at Team Summer, and we need our donors now more than ever. We’ll fill you in on the latest happenings, but first we want to tell you about an amazing group of Team Summer supporters – listed at the bottom of this post!…

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We Did It!

So happy to tell you that the 2021 Purple Hair Challenge was a BIG success!! Dozens of brave souls agreed to raise money for Team Summer during the month of May…with the promise to turn their hair purple in June! (Purple was Summer’s favorite color.) Together, they raised $41,636!!! How awesome is that?? And here’s…

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Dear Friends and Family, It’s GIVING Tuesday, and we hope you will choose Team Summer to support!! The pandemic has blocked many of our normal fundraising efforts, and we need you now more than ever to keep this wonderful organization going! A group of amazing Team Summer supporters – listed at the bottom of this post! – have put together…

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OUR ANNUAL MATCHING CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN!

Dear Friends and Family, Eight years ago today we lost Summer. Oh, how I miss her! Even the briefest flash of memory – her voice, her smile – can still bring me to my knees. Yet, I can’t tell you what a comfort it is to know her spirit lives on through our Team Summer…

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WE DID IT!!!

We are so thrilled to tell you that the Purple Hair Challenge was an unbelievable, resounding success!! The crazy campaign raised more than $60,000 for Team Summer!!! The fundraiser is called the Purple Hair Challenge because participants pledge to solicit donations in return for dyeing their hair purple. And on a recent Sunday afternoon, dozens…

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Riverwood Does It Again!

Summer was a sophomore at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, GA before cancer took her from us. The students who now populate those halls never met her. And yet every year – this makes six! – they band together to create and sell their artwork to benefit Team Summer! Earlier this month, art…

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Georgia State University Fundraiser!

It started with a business class at Georgia State University. The assignment was to raise money for a non-profit. The lesson was about teamwork, planning, and results. Fortunately for Team Summer, Raquel Del Carmen was on one of the teams and recommended Team Summer as the charity for their group. We are happy to tell…

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Phoebe’s Generous Heart!

Before we tell you what Phoebe Cohoon did, we have to tell who she is. Phoebe was one of Summer’s amazing nurses at MD Anderson, one of her absolute favorites. Maybe you can tell from Phoebe’s picture that this girl is all kinds of crazy fun! Life just pours out of her! The day Summer…

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Natasha Throws a Fundraiser!

When most kids turn 19, they are thinking about themselves – the party they want, the gifts they might get. But not Natasha Cooper! As she approached her 19th birthday, the senior in high school asked her family and friends to donate to Team Summer instead of buying her gifts. How amazing is that?? She…

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Happy Birthday, Summer!

  Happy 22nd Birthday, Summer!! A Message From Her Mother Today would have been Summer’s 22nd birthday, had cancer not taken her from us. As we do every year, those who love her are left to wonder what she would have been like as a young adult – what she’d be doing, what direction her life would…

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