NO CHILD WALKS ALONE
WHO ARE WE?
Parents of children who have survived and who have died from childhood cancer.
Survivors of childhood cancer.
Friends of those impacted by childhood cancer.
Professionals who have helped children and families through childhood cancer.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
COURAGE was founded in 2016 out of a need to raise awareness and funds to further advance research for childhood cancer. All of us at COURAGE have been impacted by and through childhood cancer in some way. Specifically, we wanted to come together to support others traveling down this road. Some of our events include: walking in parades to raise awareness, participating in community events to help educate and advocate for our families, and hosting fundraising events to support children and research.
IMPORTANT > > Please be sure to put "COURAGE"
into the "Special notes about this gift" space on the donation form.
OR DONATE BY MAIL...
Support C.O.U.R.A.G.E. with a monetary donation. Checks to be made out to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In the memo line, please put "COURAGE."
Mail Donations to:
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Gundersen Medical Foundation
1836 South Avenue C03-006
La Crosse, WI 54601
"Raylin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in February 2011 when she was a little older than two and a half. The day of her diagnosis is a blur but I do remember writing, angrily, on a sheet of paper over and over again “Why?” Early on, I researched all I could about leukemia. Some of the resources I found had excellent information and helpful tools for me and my family. Others? Not so much. Like the site that told me that Leukemia was the “good cancer” to have! Not helpful to a family who’s worst fears were being realized. That is why I want to be part of COURAGE. I hope that we can offer local support, quality resources and helpful information to families going through this when they need it and how they need it.”
- Nicole Cooksey (Raylin's Mother)
In the Summer of 2018, Raylin was considered clinically cured after being cancer free for five years.
The Answers and Resources You Need
Child Life Services
- Mayo Clinic Health System - La Crosse
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - Gundersen Health System
La Crosse Area Family YMCA – Cancer Survivor Programs: A New Direction
Don't forget to reach out to your local church and/or school district for additional support.
CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT
(Go to the Menu, & select 'About Childhood Cancer'. If you wish to view information on a particular cancer, go to "Types of Childhood Cancer.")
(Find type of cancer in the alphabetical list, also has a link for general childhood cancer information.)
American Cancer Society
(Each type of childhood cancer is listed with some information with links to additional information.)
OncoLink, through NCI
(General childhood cancer information and the links on the left side of the page give specifics. You can also enter the type of cancer into the search bar and get a wealth of information.)
Click the logo to access
the HOPE PORTAL
CURRENTLY DUE TO COVID - WE ARE NOT MEETING MONTHLY. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.
Join us for our monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Location TBD.
If you are interested in attending a meeting, please fill out our website contact form, call us at
608-775-3908, or email us at email@example.com
mitch maxey foundation drive
to strike out childhood cancer
Golf and Bowling tournament at Coulee Golf Bowl
in Pink walk
Gundersen Health System,
La Crosse; walk for local breast cancer research & services.