CURE Childhood Cancer “Heroes” tribute is Sept. 29
CURE Childhood Cancer will hold its 8th annual “A Tribute to Quiet Heroes” luncheon from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. The event, which honors mothers of children with cancer, has raised over $2 million for pediatric cancer research since its inception in 2005.
“The ‘Quiet Heroes’ luncheon is our way of honoring and providing a day of respite to the women who take care of their children with cancer so quietly and selflessly throughout the year. We love being able to treat these mothers to a special day out, all to benefit a cause we are passionate about,” said Kristin Connor, CURE’s Executive Director.
The event is hosted by Chris Glavine, wife of former Major League Baseball player Tom Glavine, who helped launch the inaugural event eight years ago. Emmy-award winning news anchor Jill Becker of 11 Alive, herself the mother of a childhood cancer survivor, will emcee, and the featured speaker will be Alpharetta resident and cancer survivor Joshua Goodling. Diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of four, Goodling was given just a week to live—that was more than forty-two years ago. A former senior web developer at WebMD and current director of web development at PGI here in Atlanta, Goodling travels frequently to speak at cancer events, conferences and seminars and numerous other events.
Quiet Heroes will also include a silent auction with items such as VIP tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the lease of a Porsche for a weekend, concert tickets and a meet and greet with country superstar Carrie Underwood, tickets to see Justin Bieber and Madonna in concert as well as a once in a lifetime experience with future hall of famer Tom Glavine. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online at www.quietheroes.org.