Charlotte, NC – May 14, 2108: 24 Foundation today announced its 2018 grant recipients that the organization and three of its signature events – 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, 24 Indianapolis and 24 Baltimore – will support in 2018.
“It is exciting to expand our impact on the lives of those affected by cancer during and after treatment,” said Mallory Walsh, executive director of 24 Foundation. “We appreciate our sponsors, donors and event participants for supporting 24 Foundation and for making it possible to help these incredible organizations provide cancer navigation and survivorship services to all.”
In addition to its five primary beneficiaries – Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center, Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis, Johns Hopkins Medicine Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology, Ulman Cancer Center for Young Adults and the LIVESTRONG Foundation – 24 Foundation will also support:
- Carolina Breast Friends (CBF) provides supportive services and mentorship connection among those going through breast cancer wherever they are in their journey and supports them with compassion and care.
- Casting for Recovery® (CfR) features a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.
- ChemoCars provides free on-demand rides to and from cancer treatment via Uber and Lyft.
- Claire’s Army provides support for families fighting childhood cancer. Through an established network of resources, the organization supports the families’ daily responsibilities, allowing them to put their time and focus on their child.
- Go JenGo Foundation provides critical financial assistance to local individuals and families who are battling breast cancer.
- Hospitality House of Charlotte provides the comforts of home for families of seriously ill loved ones by offering affordable accommodations in the heart of Charlotte’s medical community.
- Indiana Women In Needs (I.W.I.N.) supports women statewide currently receiving treatment for breast cancer by securing and paying for individual services that relieve emotional, physical and financial burdens.
- There Goes My Hero Foundation restores hope to blood cancer patients and their families by increasing registered bone marrow donors, providing nutritious meals to patients undergoing treatment, and supporting blood cancer research
- Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats offers wellness retreats, programs, and healthy-lifestyle support (nutrition and exercise) to cancer survivors of all types and all stages at no cost to survivors.
- BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation provides a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.
The 2018 grant beneficiaries are also benefitting from three of 24 Foundation’s signature non-competitive cycling and walking events in Charlotte, N.C., Indianapolis, Ind. and Baltimore, Md. 24 Indianapolis will take place in the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood June 29-30. The 17th Annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute will take place in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood July 27-28. 24 Baltimore will take place at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Sept. 15-16. For more information, visit www.24foundation.org/register.
“The Grants Committee received a substantial increase in the number of grant applicants this year. While we are very pleased there so many worthy organizations aligned with our mission, it is our hope these organizations can also help us recruit more riders and walkers to participate in Charlotte Indianapolis, Baltimore at this summer’s events,” said Bill Anderson, a 24 Foundation board member and chair of 24 Foundation’s grants committee.
About 24 Foundation
24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, N.C. with a mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. Funds raised support organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship including: Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology, The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center, Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis and LIVESTRONG Foundation. 24 Foundation’s signature fundraising platform is a 24-hour long charity non-competitive cycling and walking event – currently in Charlotte, N.C., Baltimore, Md., and Indianapolis, Ind. – that is safe, fun and open to all levels of cycling and walking abilities. Since 2002, more than 18,000 participants have raised $19 million, with an ultimate goal of providing cancer navigation and survivorship programs and services for all. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.
About 24 Hours of Booty
24 Hours of Booty is a non-competitive charity cycling and walking event on Charlotte’s famed “Booty Loop” in Myers Park. Since 2002, more than 18,000 participants have raised $18.7 million to support local and national cancer navigation and survivorship programs and services. The 17th Annual 24 Hours of Booty will take place Friday, July 27-Saturday, July 28, 2018. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.
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