Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 12, 2012
Kickball365, the largest competitive kickball organization in the United States, today named CureSearch for Children’s Cancer as its first and only philanthropic partner of The Circuit, the national, professional tour of top-flight kickball tournaments. With a shared desire to bring an end to cancer and promote healthy and active lifestyles, Kickball365 and CureSearch will share marketing resources to raise awareness about CureSearch’s mission to fund and support children’s cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer.
“CureSearch is working to beat cancer, and the Kickball365 community wants to join that battle,” said Matthew Kemph, Founder/CEO of Kickball365. “We want do everything we can to help these children. Who knows, one of them might be the next kickball superstar. We’ll be spreading the word across the country at each tournament on The Circuit about the amazing work that CureSearch is doing. On top of that we’ll donate a portion of all kickball sales through the Return to Recess program to CureSearch to help with research. As we continue to grow, our goal is to establish a deeper connection with CureSearch and do even more.”
The partnership officially kicks off on August 1, but CureSearch will be on hand at the upcoming Kickball365 Open Tournament in Washington DC on July 14 to start raising awareness. Offline registration will be available throughout the tournament for players and spectators. During the tournament, CureSearch will have local children on site to throw out the opening pitches for the Final Game, and present the game balls to the captains of the Final Four teams.
“While the overall survival rate for children’s cancer has increased from 10% to 78%, for many types of children’s cancer the survival rate is much less,” said Erica Neufeld, Vice President of Communications and Education at CureSearch. “Just as you’re never too old for kickball, it’s never too late to join in the fight against children’s cancer. We thank Kickball365 for their support and are excited to be a partner of The Circuit.”
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer supports children’s cancer research by raising funds for National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials at more than 175 local hospitals in the US, and funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers.
If you would like to partner with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, contact 800-458-6223 or online at http://www.curesearch.org
For more information, follow CureSearch on Facebook (facebook.com/curesearch) and Twitter (twitter.com/curesearch).
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CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer. CureSearch raises funds for promising research conducted at more than 175 hospitals in the United States, participating in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group. Through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, CureSearch also funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers.
Founded in 2010, Kickball365 enables people to make friends and have fun through local kickball leagues and one-of-a-kind tournament vacation experiences. We are the home for competitive kickball in America.
About The Circuit
Kickball365 produces The Circuit, the only national, professional tour of top-flight, competitive kickball tournaments. Held in cities across the nation, these Circuit Events comprise The National Tour each year, in which registered teams compete for Circuit Points and prize money. Think your team can compete? To discover more and find a Circuit Event near you, visit http://www.thisiskickball.com. Find an interactive map of all National Tour Circuit events at http://www.kickball365.com/thecircuit/national-tour-map/.