The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was set up by Kortney’s mother as a way to help channel her grief into something positive. Her hopes are to make a difference, in Kortney’s name, in the fight to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for pediatric brain tumors. Our fundraising efforts will directly benefit the pediatric brain tumor research being done at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) .
Expanding the Go Gray in May initiative: This year we decided to encourage people to help us raise awareness to the fact that May is the month for brain tumor awareness. We provided Go Gray Starter Kits and the response was excitingly overwhelming. Within hours, we needed to restock our kit supply. Click on the photo above to see a gallery of the kits in action on people’s lawns raising awareness.
**A special thank you to Team Super Mike as the Awareness Sponsor, Bonnie Cappuzzello for making the beautiful bows, and Anthony Benfield for painting the gray ribbons at the schools.
Much thanks goes to Pam and Kirk Ruoff, owners, of The Turning Point Restaurants, as well as, to all of the store managers, staff, and employees at all of the locations who helped hold such a successful fundraiser that raised a record $57,000 at this year’s event.
The Kortney Rose Foundation is working together with several other charities to support the new data cloud called Cavatica. We are proud to be on the ground floor of this initiative since we believe it will revolutionize cancer research. We encourage you to read more about it and to support it.
Summit High School senior Catherine Cordrey, as part of a school project, welcomed Kortney Rose Foundation Founder Kristen Gillette to Summit High School, where Gillette addressed students in their gym classes. Gillette spoke of The Kortney Rose Foundation, which began when Gillette made the decision to channel her grief into something positive after her 9 year-old daughter Kortney, who…
Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine Will Advance Info Sharing in Precision Treatments for Cancer, Other Child Illnesses Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 2016 – A new scientific center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) aims to harness and broadly share biomedical information to more quickly benefit child patients. The Center for Data Driven…