Funding Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

Together we can make a difference! Cory’s Crusaders donated $5,000 to the Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber in Boston.  In photo from left to right is Tim & Aimee Mandeville founders of Evan’s Crew and Jim and Teresa Gaudet founders of Cory’s Crusaders.  In loving Memory of our son’s Evan T. Mandeville and Cory E. Gaudet!  Funding Pediatric Brain Tumor Research is such a big part of what we do, so on behalf of Jim and I we would like to thank everyone that attends our events and donates to our organization because without your support we could not do what we do.


Another Successful Event



On behalf of Cory’s Crusaders as well as the families we are able to assist Jim and I would like to Thank everyone that made our Annual Christmas Tree Jamboree such a great day.  A special shout of to Kris & Deb Kieon, owners of Attleborro Farms for their continued support, all of their employees that made purchasing a Christmas tree a fun experience and to my sister Mary Desrochers along with Louise and Kelly Presby for putting it all together and taking care of the raffle and product tables.  Bob Desrochers for being such an amazing Santa Clause once again and most importantly I would like to thank everyone that attended this event because without all of you and your support we would not be able to do what we do – Financially assisting families that have child battling brain cancer as well as fund much needed DIPG research!  This event raised $1,00015232302_10211272550275618_4381633108928950945_n

Fashion For A Cure

On Sunday, October 30th, 2016 Theory will be teaming up with  Cory’s Crusaders Inc. to raise funds for families with children fighting brain tumors.

 In addition to the in store promotions of 30-70% off, an additional 10% will be given on each sale for the entire day! Whether it be an in store, phone, or email order, each sale will directly impact the life of a family with a child fighting pediatric brain cancer.

 Please consider visiting Theory next Sunday for champagne, raffles, and to see our new fall/winter collection!

 Together we can make a difference in the life of a child battling brain cancer.   Supporting Families, Funding Research!

Theory –  Wrentham

1 Premium Outlet Blvd Suite 230 Wrentham MA 02093

Telephone 508 384 7799 Fax 508 384 2377


July 2016 Financial Assistance Gifted

IMG_2253Thank you to all of you that support us by attending our events & make donations. Last month for July we were able to financially assist 5 families totaling $4,534.49.  Some of the things we helped with were medical bills not covered by insurance, mortgages and loans .  We even got to grant a little boy a wish of an Ipad. These are bills we all take for granted to be able to pay but when you have a child fighting for their life, being with them and not being able to work becomes your reality. People struggle not only emotionally but financially as well! Being able to grant a wish to one of our brave warriors is so important as well.  The purchase of an Ipad may not seem like a necessity to some but when your child has to be taken away from their siblings for treatment sometimes this becomes their way of staying in touch. Being able to face time family and friends is priceless when you are far away due to treatments. They also help pass the time when a child has to been in the hospital for hours, days, weeks or sometimes months.. In our case Cory’s first gift he was given was an Ipad. To see his face light up when he received it meant the world to us. He used his Ipad daily to watch movies, play games, message friends & family and to help with his motor skills as his tumor progressed.  It eventually became his only form of communication with us when he could no longer speak and had to use an app called speech assist. These kids are all so very brave.  They are fighting for their life.  I ask that you  please take a moment to visit our Brave Warrior photo album to see some of the children you have directly  helped!


Teresa & Jim Gaudet

Co Founders

Cory’s Crusaders, Inc.

June 2016 financial Assistance/Gifting Update

June Update 2016


To all of you that support us by attending our events & make donations, We Thank You! I was able send out 5 payments to help our brave warriors & their families this month. Last month for June we were able to help 6 families with things like mortgages, rent & utilities totaling $4,605.47. These are bills we all take for granted to be able to pay but when you have a child fighting for their life, being with them and not being able to work becomes your reality. People struggle not only emotionally but financially as well! In addition, we gave $5,000 towards DIPG Research to the Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber.  Please take a moment to visit our Brave Warrior photo album to see some of the children you have helped!

2016 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship Recipients


Our 2016 5K Scholarship recipients: Jacob Jackson a senior from Pascoag, RI and Toni Spellman a freshman from Blackstone, MA. Each year we give 2 $500 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarships away at our 5K Road Race & Walk (Students in grades 9-12 from any school who complete the 5K road race portion of our event are eligible to win.) Directly following the race we randomly select one boy and one girl to each win. We also give away a 3rd scholarship at Blackstone Millville Regional High School’s  senior awards night. Sarah Geoffrey was this year’s recipient, selected by the guidance department on our behalf for her Never Give Up attitude and spirit. 

Jacob Jackson 2016
Toni Spellman 2016Sarah Geoffrey 2016

2016 5K Road Race & Walk


We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued support making our 4th Annual 5K Road Race & Walk a complete success raising over $45,000.  Despite the rain we are so pleased to say we had 450 registered participants with 230 runners and 220 walkers.  Directly following the race we randomly select 1 boy and 1 girl to each win a $500 Scholarship.  Toni Spellman a 9th grader from Blackstone, Ma and Jacob Jackson a senior from Pascoag, RI were our 2016 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship winners.  In addition, we will be giving away a 3rd scholarship at the Blackstone Millville Regional High school senior awards night coming up June 2.  As many of you are learning through the years, this is a fundraising event where teams & individuals start months prior to the event asking for sponsors, pledges and hosting their own fundraising events.  We had 18 fundraising teams with our top 3 teams & individuals receiving fundraising awards. The top 3 fundraising teams are as follows: 1st place team Kicking Asphalt with team captain Amy McMahon raising $7,108,  2nd place team Angel’s Among Us with co captains Mary Desrochers & Denice Lubash raising $5,641 and 3rd place Team Depot with captain Tanya Scott raising $4,234.  Our top 3 fundraising individuals 1st place Amy McMahon $5,278, 2nd Place Tanya Scott $2,904 and 3rd Place Tracy Bak $1,565.  I could not be more proud of the fundraising efforts of all the teams this year.  I would like to thank a new team Ignite Your Life Nutrition with team co captains Alex & Tiffany Clute, they had a team of almost 50 people.  I would also like to give a shout out to our son Nicholas who in addition to his full time job takes care of our graphic design and website design work. He and his girlfriend Mikayla also headed up a fundraising team Easier Said than Run raising over $2,000. Mikayla thank you for working so hard, reaching out to businesses and getting most all of our raffle items for this year’s event.  Our daughter Nicole had her own fundraising team Never Give Up raising $680.  This year we had two very special teams taking part, Fighting for Emma B and Rhythm’s Journey.  Our brave warrior Emma a beautiful 14 yr old and her family attended our event.  Rhythm is a little boy battling DIPG from Hawaii with local ties. His grandmother, aunts, uncles & cousins joined our event as well. Other mentions Team Got Your Bak team captain Tracy Bak raising just over $3,000 and team Miles for Smiles co captains Jason & Tina Carroll raising just under $3,000.  The support we receive from local and even non local businesses is so amazing and needed so very much.  Whether they are supporting a team, an individual or just sponsoring the event their involvement makes it possible to do what we do.  We also have businesses who donate their time, product and or service to help make our event a success and for that we would like to say thank you.  We had 55 business sponsors this year but would like to say a special thank you to G-Form for being our corporate sponsor and covering the cost of our 5K event t-shirts.

To see the race times you can visit and click recent results, May 1st and find Cory’s Crusaders Annual 5K

Top 3 women over all: Lauren Dequire, Haley Carrol and Lori Cunningham, Top 3 men over all: Christopher Tringali, Nathan Carroll and Cole Bolduc. Girls 18 & under: Haley Carrol, Megan DeWolfe and Abby Smith. Boys 18 & Under: same as overall seen above, Women’s 19-29 Lauren Dequire, Melissa Branchaud and Rebecca Carroll. Men’s 19-29 Peter Archetto, Isaac Barros and Max Nolan.  Women’s 30 and over Lori Cunningham, Karen Quitzau and Amy Verreault.  Men’s 30 & over Philip Amylon, Brandon Rockwell and Chris Baker.

Special mentions: The band Anger Management and Chuck Ladouceur (sound guy) for donating their time and talent providing excellent entertainment during the day’s event.  Alexandra Dutremble for singing our national anthem so beautifully. Volunteers from the Blackstone Lion’s Club who helped cook throughout the day.  Blackstone Valley Rental for providing us with the tent, tables & chairs.  Consigli for providing the much needed portable toilets and PJ’s for coming down with their food truck and donating a percentage of the days sales to Cory’s Crusaders. Thank you to our road race volunteers and the Blackstone Police Department for providing detail for this event and keeping our runners and pedestrians safe.

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