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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You Did It!

It took awhile to add it all up, but the total for the end-of-year matching gift campaign is finally done! As you may remember, we began the campaign last November 11th with an $11,000 matching gift fund from this group of wonderful donors: Melissa and Kirk Demetrops Haley and Paul Dozier Emily Ellison and Chuck…

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IT’S GIVING TUESDAY!!

IT’S GIVING TUESDAY, and we hope you will support Team Summer today…especially because all donations* will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!! Can you help us reach our goal? Today, as your contribution doubles in value, remember that every Team Summer gift has double the impact, too! When a gift is given, there are TWO kids with cancer…

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Celebrating Summer

OUR ANNUAL MATCHING FUNDRAISER HAS BEGUN! Dear Friends and Family, Five years ago today, we lost Summer. In some ways, it seems like just yesterday, and in others, it feels like forever. She started this organization when she was just 15 years old battling her own cancer, and I think she’d be proud of where we are…

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The Purple Hair Challenge – WE DID IT!

This has been a whirlwind, but boy oh boy, what a success!! First the headline: The Purple Hair Challenge raised a startling $42,000!!! We could not be more thrilled! Our initial goal was $20,000. Then about halfway through the month, we raised it to $30,000. And look what happened! More than 800 individual donations ranging…

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PURPLE HAIR CHALLENGE UPDATE!

We are SO excited about where we are with the Purple Hair Challenge!! When we started this, we set a big goal of $20,000. But secretly, I had another even bigger goal in my heart: $30,000! When I finally got up the nerve to say it out loud, the Purple Hair Team wholeheartedly agreed to try!…

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THE PURPLE HAIR CHALLENGE!!!

UPDATE: Fantastic support so far for our Purple Hair Challenge to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!! We are 1/3 of the way to our goal! As you may have heard, Team Summer is doing something CRAZY! We are raising money for Team Summer…and at the end of the month, we are promising to DYE OUR…

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Riverwood Kids Do It Again!!

For a THIRD time, students at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, GA collected their best artwork… …everything from paintings… …to sketches and photographs… …and sculptures and jewelry, too… …and auctioned them off to the highest bidder! All to benefit Team Summer! Yay!! These kids outdid themselves this year, raising an amazing $1300! A special…

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