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Hours-Locations Helps Send Bear-Able Gifts

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HOURS-LOCATIONS.com Sponsorship

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with HOURS-LOCATIONS.com. With the sponsorship, CCRF will be able to send at least fifty Bear-Able Gifts to children. Children battling cancer in hospitals across the country will receive gifts during the remaining three Bear-Able Gifts toy shipments in 2017. The hope of the Bear-Able Gifts Program is to put a smile on a young cancer patients face as they fight the toughest battle of their life. 

About HOURS-LOCATIONS.com

HOURS-LOCATIONS.com is a consumer friendly directory of local businesses & store locations in North America. Hours of operation, opening and closing times, maps, addresses, contact phone numbers, and emails from popular businesses and stores can be found on hours-locations.com.

About Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation

Headquartered in New Oxford, PA, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. The foundation performs acts of care and kindness through the following programs: Bear-Able Gifts (largest distributor of gifts to children with cancer in the U.S.); the Helping Hands Fund (provides emergency financial assistance to families); and Camp Scholarships (allows children in remission to reconnect with activities they love). With a national pediatric hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the foundation directly helps more than 16,000 children affected by cancer and their families every year. Please visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.

Stores Compete in March Madness Toy Drive

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GETTYSBURG, PA – Too many children and their families have to spend an extended amount of time in the hospital fighting the battle against cancer. In our continued efforts to bring hope and joy to the pediatric cancer patients, Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) partnered with The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for a March Madness Toy Drive.

Sixteen stores at the Outlets participated in the toy drive and competed against each other to collect the most toys for CCRF’s Bear-Able Gifts program. The “tournament” started on March 16th, with two stores facing off in the championship on April 2nd. Go! Calendars, Games & Toys and Rue21 battled it out until the last hour on Sunday, April 2nd, but Go! Calendars, Games & Toys prevailed as the champions with 412 toys collected. Overall, 1,697 toys were collected to be sent to children battling cancer in the hospital.

The finale event on April 2nd included a petting zoo and photo op with Paw Patrol mascots for the kids and several prize giveaways for adults. Go! Calendars, Games & Toys also held a cat adoption day with the Humane Society of Washington County. The humane society waived the adoption fee for those who donated a toy and 11 cats found their forever home! Families who donated to CCRF also received a coupon for 10% off at any of the restaurants in the food court.

This was the first year that The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg hosted a toy drive with CCRF. The toy drive was a huge success and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the Outlets. Through the support of businesses like The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg, we have been able to deliver more toys and smiles to children battling cancer than ever before!

To learn more about the programs and services offered by CCRF, visit childrenscancerrecovery.org or email childrens@cancerrecovery.org for more information on how to get involved.


About Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Headquartered in New Oxford, PA, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. The foundation performs acts of care and kindness through the following programs: Bear-Able Gifts (largest distributor of gifts to children with cancer in the U.S.); the Helping Hands Fund (provides emergency financial assistance to families); and Camp Scholarships (allows children in remission to reconnect with activities they love). With a national pediatric hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the foundation directly helps more than 16,000 children affected by cancer and their families every year. Please visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.

NEC Money Wars Raises Record Amount

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Somerset, NJ - Mount St. Mary’s has been SAAC-ing its Northeast Conference competition.

The Mount’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) won its second league-wide contest of the academic year, topping the charts in the 2017 installment of the NEC SAAC Money Wars Fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation.  

Earlier this year, Mount St. Mary’s donated the highest number of items during the second annual NEC SAAC Canned Food Drive competition.

Aiming to win NEC Money Wars for the third year in a row, the Mount raised the most funds by a single school since the annual league-wide program began in 2010.

“Congratulations to Mount St. Mary’s for the remarkable enthusiasm with which its student-athletes have approached our Money Wards fundraiser and other SAAC endeavors,” said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris.

Mount St. Mary’s effort resulted in a total of $4,005.00, spearheading a conference-wide increase in money raised from the prior year’s total.

“As a whole, NEC student-athletes have made a concerted commitment to giving back in the community and this year’s record-breaking donation to the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is evidence of their hard work in that area,” said Morris.

Finishing in second place for the second straight year, Saint Francis U contributed $3,250.00 to the NEC’s record total. The SFU Red Flash have been amongst the conference’s top-three finishers for each of the past four years.

Robert Morris, which saw on-campus donations rise by 32.5 percent from last winter, took third place in the competition with a $1,134 contribution.

Collectively, NEC SAAC leaders from the league’s 10 core member institutions raised an all-time high $13,650. That figure represents a 13.8 percent surge from the $12,000 that were contributed during the 2015-16 academic year.

One hundred percent of the raised funds will go to the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation. The Harrisburg, PA-located organization assists children under age 18 & their families who are facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis.

The Northeast Conference’s annual donation to the CCRF has increased during every one of the past five years. Over the course of the NEC’s eight-year partnership with the Harrisburg-headquartered charitable foundation, the league’s student-athletes have worked together to raise a grand total of $66,508.09.

About Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Headquartered in New Oxford, PA, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. The foundation performs acts of care and kindness through the following programs: Bear-Able Gifts (largest distributor of gifts to children with cancer in the U.S.); the Helping Hands Fund (provides emergency financial assistance to families); and Camp Scholarships (allows children in remission to reconnect with activities they love). With a national pediatric hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the foundation directly helps more than 16,000 children affected by cancer and their families every year. Please visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.
 
About The Northeast Conference
Now in its 36th year, the Northeast Conference is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to four of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Pittsburgh (#23), Baltimore (#27), and Hartford/New Haven (#30).  Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 22 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic access to 14 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary's, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit the league's official website (www.northeastconference.org) and digital network (www.necfrontrow.com), or follow the league on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+, all @NECsports.

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Hosts Toy Drive

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(GETTYSBURG, PA, MARCH 16 – APRIL 2) – The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg will partner with the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation to host a “Toy Drive” event March 16 – April 2. Anyone who donates a toy or specialty item will receive discounts at participating Food Court restaurants as well an entry for a Prize Drawing.

The Outlet Shoppes will be hosting a Toy Drive Finale Event on April 2nd from 10am – 6pm for families and folks of all ages. Food Court activities include an art event with local artist Tim Smith, Jack’s Hard Cider Tastings, and the chance to meet Paw Patrol Mascots. Along with those activities, the Outlets invites you to join them outside for a petting zoo experience provided by Pine View Farm Fun and the PA Morgan Horse Club. HSWC Traveling Fosters will be holding a cat adoption event at Go! Calendars, Games, and Toys as well. This entire event has been based on the generosity of the community and the stores at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg working together to help and promote all of the wonderful work that the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation does every single day.

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg is located at the intersection of Route 15 and Baltimore Street in historical Gettysburg, PA. Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, visit our website at: www.theoutletshoppesatgettysburg.com


About Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Headquartered in New Oxford, PA, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. The foundation performs acts of care and kindness through the following programs: Bear-Able Gifts (largest distributor of gifts to children with cancer in the U.S.); the Helping Hands Fund (provides emergency financial assistance to families); and Camp Scholarships (allows children in remission to reconnect with activities they love). With a national pediatric hospital partner network of 215+ locations, the foundation directly helps more than 16,000 children affected by cancer and their families every year. Please visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org.

More Than 8,000 Toys Sent to Children

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New Oxford, PA — February 18, 2017 —The continued generosity of individuals and corporations across the United States has allowed the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s (CCRF) Bear-Able Gift Program, to put smiles on the faces of children living with cancer. Those smiles help to make the life of a child with cancer more bearable and hopeful while receiving treatment.

During the 1st quarter, the Bear-Able Gift Program delivered 8,061 toys and gifts to 29 hospitals across the country to help brighten the lives of 2,845 children living with cancer. Volunteers from Mt. Zion UMC, Girl Scout Troop 80285, and GFWC Mechanicsburg assisted the CCRF staff in packing and shipping each Bear-Able Gift!

The Bear-Able Gift Program distributes items such as games, toys, crayons, coloring books, video games, puzzles, books and teddy bears — all kinds of things that make children smile — to hospitals and oncology centers across the country. The program makes CCRF the largest supplier of gifts to children in North America who have cancer. It relies solely on donations of new and unwrapped toys.

There are a number of ways in which individuals and businesses can help support CCRF’s Bear-Able Gift Program; they include sponsoring a toy drive or raising or donating funds. For more information, please visit www.childrenscancerrecovery.org/programs/bearable-gifts/, or contact us at childrens@cancerrecovery.org