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Tijuana Flats raises $4,388

July 14, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


No less than Nineteen restaurants of Tijuana Flats across greater Tampa Bay participated in the recent quarterly "Children’s Cancer Center Kickback Night" in which 10% of total sales for the evening from each restaurant come to the CCC.

$3038.00 came from that one night alone, and was added to monthly contributions from nine Tampa Bay Tijuana Flats stores who make monthly donations toward a regular quarterly amount of $1350.

Pictured are: Nate McCabe, Tijuana Flats Area Supervisor, and the Tampa Team visiting the Children's Cancer Center Oncology Summer camp on July 14th!

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Girl Scout Troop 1001 donates new break room!

June 20, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


THANK YOU to Lauren Demmi and Stephanie Albero for choosing the Children's Cancer Center to achieve their Silver Award – the highest award a cadet can earn – by rebuilding our team and guest break room!

The complete renovation included new flooring, new paint, new cabinet, new countertops and sink, new decor and even a new toaster!

"The girls chose the CCC to honor their troop 'sister' Javanna Vasconellos who was served by the Children's Cancer Center and sadly passed in April 2012," said Troop Leader Jamie Albero who oversaw the project. "We couldn't be more pleased with the results and feel the Children's Cancer Center was the most fitting recipient."

The girls held two yard sales to help raise the necessary funds for the improvements.

Pictured  above are: (from left) Gabby Soriano and Sharin Nelson of the CCC; Troop Leader Jamie Albero; PAtty O'Leary, C.O.O. of the Center; Jacqueline Vasconellos, mother of Javanna; Lauren Demmi; Katie Genrick of the CCC; and Stephanie Albero.

Pictured below are: (from left) Stephanie Albero and Lauren Demmi.


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James Ro donates books, printer and PC!

May 19, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


The CCC wants to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to James Ro!

James worked very hard to lead a book drive to collect books for the children at the Center. He brought in hundreds of books that are used every week at the SAIL program. James also lead a fundraising event to raise money for a printer for the Resource Room and a new computer. Thank you James!

It is because of dedicated individuals like you that we are able to do all that we do!

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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and Brink Foundation raise $9560 for CCC

May 9, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


THANK YOU to the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and Brink Foundation for raising nearly $10,000 for the Children's Cancer Center!

Half of the amount was raised at the Kids' Art Shopping tent at this year's Gasparilla Arts Festival, an awesome no-parents zone where children are encouraged to browse and buy art for themselves! 100% of the proceeds benefited the CCC and this amount was then generously matched by Brink Foundation!

Now that's style!


We can't wait to work with you again next year!

(Pictured are: Elizabeth Klein, Brandon Hicks, Jen McKie, Brenda Gregory and Brandon Hicks of GFA; and Jose Colindres of Brink.)

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Hyatt Raises $1700 from Valentine’s Day

May 6, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


THANK YOU to the team of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, for the 4th year in a row in which they have been involved with helping the Children's Cancer Center!

This year the team sold special CCC Valentine's Day Cards, designed by our children, as well as candy and flowers, to over 300 employees.The $1711 donation reflects the high amount of participation among the caring and generous staff.

The Hyatt also volunteers and provides meals for several of our family programs. Thank you Hyatt! We appreciate all you do.


(Pictured are: from left – Katie Genrich and Gabby Soriano of the Children's Cancer Center; Jennifer Hackett, Asst. HR Director of the Hyatt; Sharin Nelson of the Children's Cancer Center; Maureen Lucido, Hyatt Area HR Director; Steve Manuel and Ondrea Haydel of the Children's Cancer Center.)

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Pinellas Preparatory Academy raises $4300!

April 8, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


THANK YOU to Pinellas Preparatory Academy for hosting their first KITE DAY & DANCE-A-THON on Friday, March 21st to benefit the Children's Cancer Center!

Children and families of the Academy bought special 'honor kites' from the Children's Cancer Center which they then flew during this special giving back event at the school. Along with donations, the Academy raised a soaring $4,300!

Please help us say a big WELL DONE to the entire faculty, staff and student body of PInellas Preparatory Academy!



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CCC Volunteer Sid Losh is Lightning Community Hero!

April 4, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


Congratulations to Sid Losh, one of the most beloved and longest-serving volunteers of the Children's Cancer Center!

Sid was recognized as a 'Community Hero' by the Lightning and celebrated at the Lightning home game of Thursday, March 27th.

Sid's award includes a $50,000 grant to the Children's Cancer Center as his charity of choice!
Congratulations Sid and THANK YOU for your years of service and love to our kids and families!