Helping Hands!

Thomas Denomme the Coach of the North Smithfield High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team organized a fundraiser in which they raffled off a yard clean up.  They raised $430 which was donated to Cory’s Crusaders and presented to me and Jim on the day of their yard clean up. What a great bunch of boys.  We can’t thank them all enough for their support.

Jim,Teresa & ThomasBoys Varsity Soccer Team Yard Clean Up

Where Does The Money Go? Financial Assistance Gifted for Oct

Family Assistance for October 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 3 families last month totaling $3,360 and we have provided over $37,500 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. In addition, we have donated $10,000 this years towards pediatric brain tumor research.  Our financial assistance we give varies each month depending on our families request. We feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time.   Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hospitals. Last month we assisted a 4 yr old little girl from IL with her families rent payment, an 11 year old little girl from SC with their grocery needs as well as rent payment and a  7 yr old little girl from Texas with food & clothing.  Childhood brain cancer/tumors are devastating and help is always needed for families who are battling.  They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up.  We can’t thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website – we have a photo album dedicated to our brave warriors, just click on their pictures to learn a little about them!

Funding Research… Our funding to date has been been to support The Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.  Evan was a fun spirited little boy who was diagnosed with DIPG in the November after Cory.  He lost his more than courageous battle a year to the day of his diagnosis on November 13, 2012, just 3 months after Cory passed away.  He was 11 years old. Like us Tim and Aimee, Evan’s parents have become very passionate with their cause, which is specific to funding research for DIPG.  Sadly this bond we share as parents of a child who battled DIPG is like none other.  We understand how unforgiving this disease is and what it means to find a cure.  Imagine if we could find a cure for the most difficult to treat and devastating brain tumor of all what it would mean for the advancement in all cancer/tumor treatments.  Together we can make a difference.

Save The Date …. Our 3rd Annual 5K Road Race & Relay Walk will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 at Blackstone Millville Regional High School.

Did you know that you can support Cory’s Crusaders just by shopping on Amazon? Just go to Amazon Smiles and select Cory’s Crusaders as the organization you wish to support  http://smile.amazon.com/

Thank you for helping us help families with children battling brain tumors/ cancer.  Without your continued support we would not be able to do what we do.

Sincerely,

Teresa & Jim Gaudet, Co Founders

Where does the money go?

Family Assistance for September 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 3 families last month totaling just over $2,200 and we have provided over $34,000 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. In addition, last month we donated $5,000 in funds to research totaling $10,000 for the year. Our financial assistance varies each month depending on our families request. we feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time.   Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hospitals. Last month we assisted a 17 yr old girl’s family from RI with a mortgage payment, she was referred by the Clinical Social Worker at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. We once again helped a 5 yr old boy’s  family from NH with a car payment. He’s battling DIPG and was originally referred by Boston Children’s Hospital/The Jimmy Fund Clinic. We also helped a 1 1/2 yr old little boy’s family from TX with a gift card for gas and food.  They were referred to us by a Pediatric Social Worker at Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas.  Childhood Brain Cancer/tumors are devastating and help is always needed for families who are battling.  They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up.  We can’t thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website – we have a p! hoto album dedicated to our brave warriors!

Funding Research… Our funding to date has been been to support The Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.  Evan was a fun spirited little boy who was diagnosed with DIPG in the November after Cory.  He lost his more than courageous battle a year to the day of his diagnosis on November 13, 2012, just 3 months after Cory passed away.  He was 11 years old. Like us Tim and Aimee, Evan’s parents have become very passionate with their cause, which is specific to funding research for DIPG.  Sadly this bond we share as parents of a child who battled DIPG is like none other.  We understand how unforgiving this disease is and what it means to find a cure.  Imagine if we could find a cure for the most difficult to treat and devastating brain tumor of all what it would mean for the advancement in all cancer/tumor treatments.  Together we can make a difference.

Save The Date …. Our 3rd Annual 5K Road Race & Relay Walk will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 at Blackstone Millville Regional High School.

Thank you for helping us help families with children battling brain tumors/ cancer.  Without your continued support we would not be able to do what we do.

Sincerely,

Teresa & Jim Gaudet, Co Founders

1st Annual Golf Tournament

Golf Committee Jim, Dennis, Kerri, Derek, Ron & TeresaDennis Peloquin, Kevin Coleman, Carl Oaklund, Steve UralowichStop and Shop presenting check

We are pleased to announce that our 1st Annual Golf Tournament hosted by The Pines Restaurant & Pub was a huge success raising close to $14,000.

We would like to thank Ron Constantineau, owner of The Pines as well as the golf committee members Ron, Dennis Peloquin, Derek Falardeau and Kerri Allard for their hard work and dedication.

We had 18 foursomes who participated, making it a very memorable and fun day. Thanks to all of you J The winning foursome of the event was Dennis Peloquin, Kevin Coleman, Carl Oaklund and Steve Uralowich.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, we were so grateful to have so many.  24 sponsors in all! So Awesome!

Our raffle tables were filled with over 30 awesome raffle prizes, all of which were donated.  Thank you to everyone who helped out with this, especially Home Depot Bellingham who donated a grill for our grand prize!

A special thank you to our son Nicholas for all his graphic design and website work leading up to the tournament and for being our photographer at the tournament and capturing the event so well.  We would also like to thank my nephew Derek Falardeau from National Marker Company for helping out with the graphics for  some of the sponsor signs.

*Pictures of the event can be seen on our website on the photo gallery tab. www.coryscrusaders.org

Cory’s Crusaders was recognized by Stop and Shop for giving back to our community and helping families with children battling brain cancers/tumors.  We were presented a check of $1,000  in honor of their 100 days of giving.  A special Thank you to Brian Pickering of Stop and Shop for nominating us. It was presented to us at The Pines just before dinner and what a surprise that was.

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Sincerely,

Teresa & Jim Gaudet

Founders

9/20/14

Where does the money go… family assistance for August 2014

Family Assistance for August 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 2 families last month totaling just over $2,500, in addition we donated $5,000 in funds to Research last month and we have provided over $32,000 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. Our financial assistance varies each month depending on our families request. we feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time. Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hospitals. Last month we helped a 16 yr old boys family from Hyde Park, MA who was referred to us by one of the Resource Specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital to pay their past due excise taxes so mom could renew her drivers license and get her son to and from treatments. They were having to rely on Mass Health Transportation which proved to be extremely difficult. These are things most people take for granted. We also assisted a 13 yr old girl’s family from Providence, RI with their mortgage payment. They were referred to us by the Clinical Social Worker at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. We are told that she is going to need to be transferred to Boston for inpatient Rehab therapy following her brain surgery. Childhood Brain Cancer/tumors are devasting and help is always needed for families who are battling. They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up. We can’t thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website – we have a p! hoto album dedicated to our brave warriors!

Funding Research … Last month we were able to do a matching grant of $5,000 to Evan’s Crew PMC Team which supports The Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Evan was a fun spirited little boy who was diagnosed with DIPG in the November after Cory. He lost his more than courageous battle a year to the day of his diagnosis on November 13, 2012, just 3 months after Cory passed away. He was 11 years old. Like us Tim and Aimee, Evan’s parents have become very passionate with their cause, which is specific to funding research for DIPG. Sadly this bond we share as parents of a child who battled DIPG is like none other. We understand how unforgiving this disease is and what it means to find a cure. Imagine if we could find a cure for the most difficult to treat and devastating brain tumor of all what it would mean for the advancement in all cancer/tumor treatments. Together we can make a difference.

Our first annual golf tournament was a huge success. We can not thank The Pines Restaurant and Pub enough for hosting and organizing this event. We would like to say a special thank you to the golf committee members in addition to me and Jim there were Kerri Allard, Ron Constantineau, Dennis Peloquin and Derek Falardeau, without them non of this would have been possible. Thank you to our many sponsors. Also to our son Nicholas Gaudet and nephew Derek Falardeau for their hard work in creating the graphics for all of the sponsor signs and Nicholas for our golf flyers, banners and website stuff. I will do an entire update on our Golf Tournement after all the totals are in and we can share exactly what a success it was.

Thank you for helping us help families with children battling brain tumors/ cancer. Without your continued support we would not be able to do what we do.

Sincerely,

Teresa & Jim Gaudet, Co Founders

Where does the money go… family assistance for July 2014

Family Assistance for July 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 4 families last month totaling just over $3,100 and we have provided over $29,000 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. Our assistance varies each month depending on our families request. we feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time. Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hospitals. Last month we helped a 7 year old little girl’s family from Texas with a Walmart gas & food gift card. A 4 yr old’s family from West Springfield, MA with their rent and Mobil gas & stop n shop gift cards (Jimmy Fund Clinic) An 18 yr old young lady battling a GBM from CT who we have purchased her dorm room wish list stuff for her as she heads off to college despite her diagnosis of a brain tumor (so brave) We have also assisted a 4 yr old boy’s family with a rent payment. He is from FL battling DIPG. We were contacted by the families social worker at their hospital. Childhood Brain Cancer is devasting and help is always needed for families who are battling. They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up. We can’t thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website – we have a photo album dedicated to our brave warrior! s.

JUST A REMINDER … We will be having our 1st Annual Golf Tournament on August 18th (the day before Cory’s 2nd Angel Anniversary) For more information on how you can participate, provide a raffle item or become a sponsor please visit our website at www.coryscrusaders.org and click the golf tournament tab.

Thank you for helping us help families with children battling brain cancer. Without your continued support we would not be able to do what we do.

Sincerely,

Teresa & Jim Gaudet, Co Founders

Where does the money go.. Family Assistance for June

Family Assistance for June 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 6 families last month totaling just over $4,200 and we have provided over $26,000 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. Our assistance varies each month depending on our families request. we feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time. Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hosptials. Last month we helped a 7 year old little girl’s family from Texas with a Walmart gas & food gift card. We helped a 5 yr old boy’s family from NH with a car payment (Jimmy Fund Clinic). A 4 yr old’s family from West Springfield, MA with their rent. (Jimmy Fund Clinic) A 12 yr old little girl, another family from the Jimmy Fund Clinic with their mortgage payment. A little 7 yr old boy’s family from New Bedford with a market basket gift card and utility bill.(Jimmy Fund Clinic) We were also able to help a family with rent, they were referred to us by a social worker at Children’s Hospital South Texas. Sadly this young man lost his courageous battle with brain cancer. Unfortunately many of the children that we have assisted have already earned their angel wings. Childhood Brain Cancer is devastating and help is always needed for families who are battling. They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up. We can’t thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website – we have a photo album dedicated to our brave warrior! s.

Golfers, Sponsors and Raffle Items needed to make this a successful Event!

The Pines 1st Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Cory’s Crusaders, August 18th – Please visit our website at www.coryscrusaders.org and click the Golf Tournament Tab for more information.

Big Hugs, Much Love & God Bless
Teresa & Jim Gaudet

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