Marisa donates birthday presents to CCC kids!

February 28, 2014 in news from us


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!


Tijuana Flats and Just In Queso Foundation announce partnership with CCC

February 12, 2014 in general, news from us


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!


Jefferson High School FPSA raises $533

January 29, 2014 in news from us


JAN 29TH – TAMPA - The winter holidays may conjure images of perfectly wrapped presents to many of us, but to the philanthropic students of Jefferson High School's "Florida Public Service Association" (FPSA) the real gift is the gift of giving back. Each year the group sells specially designed and published Children's Cancer Center holiday cards to fellow students, staff, families and friends to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Center and our programs.

This year the group again exceeded $500, presenting us today with a check for nearly $533. Thank you to FPSA student President, Brittney Adamski, Mr. Antonio Rodriguez, Director of the Academy and faculty advisor to the FPSA, and all the members of the Association for their efforts on behalf of our children and families!


Calendar for a Cause raises more than $35,000

September 24, 2013 in news from us

THANK YOU to the Calendar For A Cause team for stopping by this morning with their check for more than $35,000 for the Children's Cancer Center raised from this year's 3rd Annual event! Watch for details soon of the 2014 event to be held in January!
(Pictured are: from left to right – Sarah Fairburn of Calendar for a Cause; Alan Mock, Patty O'Leary and Steve Manuel of the Children's Cancer Center; Georgia Watson of Calendar for a Cause; and Gabby Soriano of the Children's Cancer Center.)

Value Pawn Bowl-A-Thon Strikes it big for the CCC

August 27, 2013 in news from us

The amazing staff of Value Pawn held their 3rd Annual "Strike Out Children's Cancer" Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Children's Cancer Center on Sunday, August 25th at Pin Chasers in Tampa!

Dozens of teams came out to support the CCC and raised $11,000 for our programs which benefit local Tampa Bay families battling childhood cancer or chronic blood disorders.

THANK YOU to Value Pawn and everyone who participated for such an amazing event - you guys put the FUN in FUNdraising!

We can't wait for next year's event!

(Pictured are the teams and staff of Value Pawn with Emma, one of the children served by the CCC being held by Steve Manuel, CCC Director of Development, Michele, Emma's mom, and brothers Noah and Alex. Emma was able to graduate off treatment in January!)

Gelatin Plunge Raises $42,155!

August 21, 2013 in general, news from us


Who would have thought that jumping into a pool of gelatin could not only be so much fun but raise so much money!

Our inaugural year of the GELATIN PLUNGE: JIGGLE & WIGGLE TO MAKE KIDS GIGGLE was a huge success thanks to all of you who took the plunge for our children and families!

THANK YOU – and we look forward to seeing you plunge next year!

Linda Novak raises $765

July 17, 2013 in general, news from us

Inspired by a recent volunteer visit to the Children;s Cacner Center with her company, the Hyatt, Linda decided she wanted – she needed – to do more for our children and families.

Discovering our upcoming renovation plans for our learning library within the CCC, Linda approached Magnolia Pointe Country Club to host a fundraiser. Linda garnered vouchers from retailers and restaurants for raffle prizes, and set up a table and booth poolside at the Country Club. Coupled with a lot of donations from her fellow colleagues at the Hyatt, Linda raised a whopping $765 from her efforts and proves once again that every single person CAN make a difference!

Our chidlren and families, as well as our staff, are ever grateful to Linda and her spirit of caring.

Thank you Linda! Your conscientious determination will live on through books and resource materials in our new library which opens later this year!