2006 Built 'Kortney's Playground' with proceeds from first Kortney's Challenge.
2007 Donated $75,000 to pediatric brain tumor research.
2008 Donated $100,000
Worked with legislators to craft/pass a resolution that annually requires the sitting Governor of NJ to declare, by proclamation, May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month.
Team Kortney in NYC Marathon.
Founding funder of the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC).
First annual Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser at Turning Point Restaurants.
KRF was the presenting charity for CHOP’s signature event, All in for Kids Poker Tournament, which raised $684,367 for the Neuro-Oncology Program.
Group of KRF supporters visit the “Today Show” in May.
The Newcomers Club names KRF annual benefiting charity of their events & Metedekonk Sailing Club Holds “Sail for a Cause” for KRF.
Kristen asked by CHOP to be a family advocate to go to D.C. to thank NJ reps. for support of pediatric cancer and encourage continued support.
Launched our “Go Gray in May” Awareness campaign.
Kristen Gillette received a Garden State Seeds of Hope Award from New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Kortney's Cash for the Cure Fundraiser expanded to more schools.
Featured Profile article on Kristen Gillette & KRF appeared in “The Scene`` section of The Two River Times.
Inaugural Kortney Rose Spirit of Caring Scholarship.
Selected for the Salt Creek Grille annual fundraiser. Raised $115,000, their top grossing event at that time.
KRF reached the $1 Million dollars donated mark and was inducted into CHOP's Chairman’s' Circle.
KRF recognized by Monmouth County Board of Freeholders in annual September proclamation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Matching Donations $20,000
10th anniversary of KRF.
17 schools of Middletown School District participated in Kortney's Cash for the Cure Fundraiser and raised almost $10,000.
Began a ``Go Gold`` sock distribution to encourage school sports teams to wear gold for awareness in September.
Kristen invited as a guest speaker to the CBTTC Investigator's Meeting in New Orleans.
$10,000 donated to Dr. Derek Hanson’s research-Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s.
Matching Donations $20,000
$10,000 donated to Dr. Michelle Monjés research at Lucille Packard’s Children’s.
$10,000 donated to Dr. Derek Hanson’s research -Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s.
Kortney's Birthday toy fundraiser expands to distribute to four hospitals.
Kristen invited to be a co-chair of a panel and guest to attend the International Brain Tumor Alliance's bi-annual summit in England.
Kristen becomes full time Executive Director.
All fundraisers excel beyond previous year totals.
KRF joins with 3 other pediatric brain tumor charities to collaboratively raise funding for the Open DIPG Project.
*Donations made by others in KRF’s Name $19,780
KRF is responsible for $2,332,147 in donations to pediatric cancer research from 2007-2018.