Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation to Host Private Event at American Girl Place, New York City

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The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) will be partnering with American Girl on Monday evening, March 1, 2010 to host a private charity fundraising event at the company’s three-story, flagship store in New York City. Ticket proceeds benefit children with cancer and blood diseases.

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The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) will be partnering with American Girl on Monday evening, March 1, 2010 to host a private charity fundraising event at the company’s three-story, flagship store in New York City. Thanks to the generosity of American Girl, all costs will be underwritten to ensure that 100% of the proceeds from the evening go directly to CCBF. This ensures that CCBF continues its exceptional mission to provide the very best up-to-date treatments for young patients with cancer and blood diseases, as well as engage in breakthrough research that will lead to improved care and cures for these diseases

From 6-8 p.m., American Girl Place will be closing its doors for CCBF friends, family, and supporters for an exclusive evening fun for kids and parents alike. The evening includes access to the entire store and many of American Girl’s most popular experiences, including a photo session at the Photo Studio, a special doll hairdo at the Doll Hair Salon, and a “Creativitee” Doll Tee. Guests will be able to feast on kid-friendly hors d’oeuvres, choose from a variety of beverages, and indulge in a dessert bar featuring mouth-watering treats. Attendees will also have the chance to enter a raffle to win a variety of popular American Girl dolls and items.

Those who cannot attend the evening will have the opportunity to sponsor a child from the CCBF clinic. Children with cancer and blood diseases often receive lengthy treatments and medication that prohibit them from participating in many activities enjoyed by other children. Their families also face additional financial struggles due to the costs of medical visits and treatments. CCBF supporters who chose to sponsor a child can allow these children to enjoy an evening of fun and joy while leaving daily worries behind.

For nearly 60 years, CCBF has been proud to support the extraordinary team of doctors and researchers of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. CCBF’s support has attracted and retained a group of world-renowned experts on the treatment of multiple pediatric blood disorders and cancers, including hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia and leukemia. Our researchers have received international recognition for their work and are on the cusp of breakthroughs predicted to change the way the medical community treats children with cancer and blood diseases. Each year, our physicians treat more than 1,000 children through more than 10,000 inpatient and outpatient visits. No child is ever turned away for services, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

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