$44,000 Raised At Breakfast Benefit In Dubuque, IA

$44,000 Raised At Breakfast Benefit In Dubuque, IA
$44,000 Raised At Breakfast Benefit In Dubuque, IA

It was an early morning. The sky was overcast. However, that did not stop 135 guests from getting out of bed to attend Compass to Care's 7am Breakfast Benefit in Dubuque, IA at the Dubuque Golf & Country Club on April 30th. This was the first time Compass to Care has ever hosted a breakfast and it was a great success! Our founder's father, Mike

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Dale Jr Foundation Helps Kids Travel for Cancer Care

Dale Jr Foundation Helps Kids Travel for Cancer Care
Dale Jr Foundation Helps Kids Travel for Cancer Care

We are excited to announce that we recently received a $5000 grant from The Dale Jr. Foundation! The Dale Jr. Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by NASCAR Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. They currently support over 300 charities nationally and we are so proud that Compass to Care has now joined that list! Thank you to The Dale Jr. F

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All Mothers’ Prayers

All Mothers’ Prayers
All Mothers’ Prayers

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."  Abraham Lincoln My mother was a very special part of the my cancer journey.  It was my Mom who found the blood in my diaper. It was my Mom who went through the yellow pages looking for a pediatrician who would examine me.  It was my Mom who heard

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Celebrate Your Day For Our Kids

Celebrate Your Day For Our Kids
Celebrate Your Day For Our Kids

Who doesn't love to celebrate their birthday?  Sure, many people would raise their hand and say "me" but get those people in a room with everyone who loves them to eat, drink and be happy they were born and they are bound to have a great time. Now you can throw your own party (and not even feel a little bit weird about it) by turning your celebrati

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Compass to Care Night with Chicago Cubs

Compass to Care Night with Chicago Cubs
Compass to Care Night with Chicago Cubs

On April 21st, the Chicago Cubs generously donated tickets so our Associate Board could get together with their friends and colleagues and spend a great night cheering on the team. A pre-game party kicked off at Uncommon Ground, followed by a 5-1 Chicago Cubs win over the Arizona Diamondbacks - which included a 3-run homer by the pitcher, Travis Wo

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Mother Thankful for Cancer Travel

Mother Thankful for Cancer Travel
Mother Thankful for Cancer Travel

Today, we received a very special email from Sarah, the mother of Compass to Care Child, Trevor.  Trevor is braving a medulloblastoma brain tumor. He is traveling monthly to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where he is admitted for two weeks for chemotherapy. Via the support of our donors,  Compass to Care is providing childhood can

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Milestone: 1000 Trips

Milestone: 1000 Trips
Milestone: 1000 Trips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Compass to Care Childhood Cancer Foundation Reaches Milestone of Supporting Children on 1000 Trips for Cancer Treatment Chicago, Illinois – November 11, 2013 – Compass to Care, The Mike and Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation today announced they have reached the significant milestone of supporting children on 1000 tri

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Hope After Losing A Child

Hope After Losing A Child
Hope After Losing A Child

Every day we join families in the fight against childhood cancer.  We are all holding out hope that each child who faces the devastating disease reaches a cure and gets to live a long and healthy life- way beyond his or her diagnosis. The unfortunate reality is that even with so many people working so hard to save the lives of these children, 1 in

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Sugar Helps Combat Cancer

Sugar Helps Combat Cancer
Sugar Helps Combat Cancer

Sugar Wheeler -- social worker at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger – has gone as far as asking churches in Chattanooga, TN, to help her families, whose children are diagnosed with cancer, or specific brain or spinal cord tumors. The type of help Sugar often asks for is financial. For when a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents stop working or tak

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Cancer Not Easily Defined

Cancer Not Easily Defined
Cancer Not Easily Defined

The NationalCancer Institute defines cancer as “diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues.” In laymen terms, cancer is mitosis gone awry, or a miscommunication among cells that will clump together to form tumors. This miscommunication can affect various parts of the body, organs and systems. Cancer

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