Atlanta, Georgia – May 3, 2017 – ProviDyn®, a provider of IT support, strategy and services for small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits, was a bronze sponsor of the recent charity race event, Lauren’s Run. Presented by the nonprofit organization CURE Childhood Cancer, Lauren’s Run was held April 23, 2017 at the Concourse Office Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
The event, which is one of CURE’s four yearly signature events, has raised more than $3.6 million over the past 23 years for lifesaving pediatric cancer research. Including a 5K race, a 2K fun run/walk and a Tot Trot, Lauren’s Run is also a community-togetherness event, with families, schools and companies forming race teams to support the fight. After the races, Lauren’s Run participants, along with pediatric cancer victims and their families, attend the CURE Annual Picnic, which includes games, prizes, music and more.
“ProviDyn’s success was built with the help of companies in our community and surrounding areas, and we believe it’s important to show our appreciation for that support by giving ours, in return,” said ProviDyn CEO Hamish Davidson. “Childhood cancer is one of life’s great tragedies, and we were honored to help support the amazing work CURE has done to help fight its impact.”
CURE was formed in 1975 by Emory University pediatric oncologist Dr. Abdel Ragab. Seeking support to develop a pediatric oncology research program, he organized a group of his patients’ parents to form CURE and began raising money. Just three years later, CURE contributed $20,000 to purchase a diagnostic microscope for childhood leukemia.
In 1981, the organization provided a significant donation to establish a research lab on the Emory campus. That lab grew to include a new outpatient clinic in 1987 and became a fully equipped childhood cancer research lab in 1989.
All funding decisions are guided by a Scientific Advisory Council—a group of doctors and scientists who conduct a thorough review of research proposals in order to assess the scientific merit of funding requests and the level of alignment with CURE’s goals. Funding for projects is targeted to projects whose aim is to improve outcomes for children that are not surviving current treatment methods, as well as to develop therapies to preserve children’s post-treatment quality of life.
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About CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, Atlanta, Georgia-based CURE Childhood Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children and incidence rates rising, CURE is a leader in advancing research to improve outcomes for affected children, investing at least $3.2 million annually in promising studies. Through innovative programs, CURE provides crisis-oriented support to families, addressing their critical and urgent needs. For more information visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org.