History

History

2006, 07, 08

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

2009

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.

Donated $85,000

2010

Founding funder of the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC).
First annual Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser at Turning Point Restaurants.
Donated $115,000

2011

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.
Event $684,367
Donated $150,000
Total $834,367

2012

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.
Donated $95,000

2013

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.
Donated $105,000

2014

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.
Donated $120,000

2015

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
Donated $278,000
Total $298,000

2016

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
Donated $185,000
Total $205,000

2017

$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.
Donated $135,000

2018

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.
Donated $145,000
*Donations made by others in KRF’s Name $19,780

2019 and beyond

KRF is responsible for $2,332,147 in donations to pediatric cancer research from 2007-2018.