Kortney’s Cash for a Cure Fundraiser
HELP GET BRAIN TUMORS OFF KIDS’ MINDS
A very special thank you to all of the school directors, school administrators, teachers, parents, and children that continue to make The Kortney Rose Foundation’s School Program – Kortney’s Cash for a Cure so successful. The program continues to grow to new schools and retail outlets through our coin collection boxes.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in having us speak with school officials or group leaders about how the program works, please call Kristen Gillette at (732) 222-1491 or Contact Us by email.
“My daughter is so excited about supporting the Kortney Rose Foundation through the coin drive at school. She asks me for change every day and she cleaned out her piggy bank last week. It appears she tried to crack open her brother’s coin box this morning. I love this project. It’s giving her a real sense that she can make a difference.” – A quote from a mother involved in the fundraiser
The Kortney Rose Foundation gratefully acknowledges all of the schools and businesses that raised money through the Kortney’s Cash for a Cure Fundraiser in 2016.
TOTAL RAISED OVER $18,000 for research!
Betty McElman Elementary School, West Long Branch-*Ms. Salvati’s 3rd grade
Creative Learning Center, Shrewsbury
Dean Porter Elementary, Rumson-*Ms. Schoenfeld’s 3rd grade
Forrestdale Middle School, Rumson-*Ms. Friedman’s 4th grade
Frank Antonides School, West Long Branch (did a separate fundraiser this year)
Maple Place Middle School, Oceanport-*Ms. Albrink’s 6th grade
Wolf Hill Elementary School, Oceanport, Mrs. Olson’s 3rd grade
All 20 Middletown, NJ Schools
Highest Raising School – Nut Swamp School
Bayshore, Bayview, Fairview, Harmony, Leonardo, Lincroft, Navesink, New Monmouth, Nut Swamp, Ocean Avenue, Port Monmouth, River Plaza, Village, Thompson, Thorne, Middletown High School North, Middletown High School South, Monmouth Beach School
Wealth Builders Inc., Red Bank
3 Retail Outlets (use fundraising boxes and collect donations all year round)
Distinctive Toys, Fair Haven
Fanagle the Bagel, Long Branch
Simone’s Jewelry, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown
Thank you to Scala’s in Long Branch for donating the pizzas for the West Long Branch Schools and to Enzo’s in Oceanport for donating pizzas for the Oceanport Schools. We are very grateful to both for their support in this annual effort.
Ms Salvati’s 3rd grade class at BME in West Long Branch celebrate their win of a pizza party and wear their KRF wristbands with pride.
Ms. Cox’s 3rd grade class at Dean Porter in Rumson shows their KRF Wristbands with pride. They received wristbands even though in second place to Ms. Scoenfeld’s 3rd grade class who won the pizza party, because it was very close.
Kids helping Kids, is a special thing!
This is a great reward of doing our foundation work. I love little kids and when a child is positively affected by the work our foundation does it’s very impactful. I love these stories. Kids helping Kids, is a special thing!
- On January 13, 2017 Mrs. Olsen’s first grade class at Wolf Hill Elementary School in Oceanport received a pizza party to celebrate their homeroom raising the donations during the Kortney’s Cash for a Cure Fundraiser. In addition to the pizza I give each child a Kortney Rose Foundation wristband as a gift. A little girl named Evelyn came up to me and asked me to read what the wristband said. I read her “Help Get Brain Tumors Off Kids’ Minds” and she replied, “My class helped!” Out of the mouth of babes. So cute and she is right! Every class, every child, every donor helps to make a difference the help.
The following schools have participated in the past year:
- Beers Street School, Hazlet, NJ
- Council Rock High School, Newtown, PA
- Creative Learning Center, Shrewsbury
- Forrestdale School, Rumson, NJ
- Oceanport Schools-Wolf Hill Elementary and Maple Place Schools
- Oceanport Pre-School
- Monmouth Beach School
- West Long Branch Schools-Betty McElman Elementary and Frank Antonides Schools
In October 2015 almost $14,000 was raised in five of the above schools (Betty McElman Elementary, Frank Antonides School, Wolf Hill Elementary, Maple Place School and Forrestdale School).
This is truly phenomenal.
Thank you to the all of the families who have participated and been so generous.
The Kortney’s Cash for a Cure Program is held in a number of schools each year as well as retail establishments through our custom coin boxes. Some schools collect for two weeks, three weeks or an entire month. The beauty of this program is its flexibility. Any time frame that fits into a school or group’s schedule can be used.
With the assistance of very generous parents and teachers many young children were introduced to, or reminded of, why it is important to help sick kids. Children collect change in our custom banks or bags. Coins are tallied by homeroom, often by students who are looking for volunteer hours. The homeroom that raises the most money is treated to a pizza party at the end of the fundraiser.
Pizzas have been kindly donated by Enzo’s Deli in Oceanport and Scala’s Pizza in Long Branch.
This program will allow us to spread awareness about the growing prevalence of brain tumors and the fact that they are the #1 tumor-related killer of children 20 and under. Private funding from organizations like the Kortney Rose Foundation is desperately needed as the government continues to cut funding for needed research.