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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!


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3rd Annual Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic raises over $40,000

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


THANK YOU to the Morgan Auto Group 3rd Annual Charity Polo Classic
for such an outstanding job yet again this year! Held at D.I, Polo Field in Plant City each February, the Charity Polo Classic raises tens of thousands of dollars for local Tampa Bay non-profits.

This year the event raised pver $40,000 for the Children's Cancer Center!

Pictured are CCC's Gabby Soriano (left) and Polo Classic 2014 Chairwoman, Erin Mckinnon.

Thank you to Morgan Auto Group, the Polo Classic Committee and everyone who came out to particpate in this year's event.

We can't wait to see you next year!


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Publix raises over $28,000

March 28, 2014 in general, news from us by admin



The amazing folks at PUBLIX made a visit to the Center this week to donate a check for over $28,000! The revenue comes from the Children's Cancer Center Holiday Cards and annual Calendar program – the products of which have retailed at over 105 PUBLIX Super Markets for nearly three decades of holiday seasons.

The annual campaign is not only one of our most traditional, it is also one of the keystones of the CCC annual fundraising budget and we couldn't reach our goal without their help!

The PUBLIX stores' generous giving back policy means that each super market sells our Holiday Cards and Calendar without deducting any percentage whatsoever for their efforts…the Children's Cancer Center retains 100%. Which means that the price you pay for your cards is the amount of money we receive as a donation!

Thank you PUBLIX! Now that's shopping with pleasure!

     - CCC

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Marisa donates birthday presents to CCC kids!

February 28, 2014 in news from us by admin


9th Birthday is a Gift to CCC kids!

TAMPA, FEB 28 – Thank you to Marisa who surprised the CCC today by donating a check, Toys 'R' Us gift card and toys/games worth over $100!

The Tampa 9 year old with a charitable heart secured the donations for our families by requesting that friends and family of her own buy gifts for the Children's Cancer Center kids rather than for her.

Now that's a gift which is priceless….

THANK YOU MARISA – and HAPPY BIRTHDAY from all the Children & Families of the Children's Cancer Center!


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Tijuana Flats and Just In Queso Foundation announce partnership with CCC

February 12, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


Holy Guacamole!

The team of Tampa Bay Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. and their internal charitable organization, the Just In Queso Foundation, delivered a check to the Children's Cancer Center today for  $2,450 – - now that's enough to make us say 'cheese!'

The donation is only the first in a year-long campaign devised by Nate McCabe, Area Supervisor of Tijuana Flats Burrito Co., and Ben Kuykendall, Development Manager of Just In Queso Foundation. The first year committment – between the Foundation and a series of both monthly and quarterly contributions from nine Bay area restaurants – will be to the tune of $12,000.

“We’re so excited about the deepening partnership with both Tijuana Flats and Just In Queso," said Steve Manuel, CCC Director of Development. "The Tampa Bay children and families we serve will benefit substantially as as result of this generous social giving campaign.”

The funds are earmarked for a new CCC program called FUELING FAMILIES which provides gas and grocery cards to families throughout the year and especially during the holidays when financial pressures are at their greatest.

On behalf of all the families we serve, please support these Bay area businesses as our way of saying THANK YOU to Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. and Just In Queso Foundation!


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Mikayla’s Birthday Donation!

January 30, 2014 in general, news from us by admin


When Mikayla L. from Palmetto turned 9 years old last week, she could have asked for a lot of things for her birthday. What 9 year old girl wouldn't love a new Barbie, some clothes or the cooelst new MP3 downloads?

And of course Mikayla did ask for presents – but not for herself. Instead, this selfless young lady asked that her parents buy presents for the children we serve at the Children's Cancer Center.

We are extremely appreciative and applaud Mikayla for her generosity.