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Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids Fund


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On April 7, 2011, Emily Beazley was diagnosed with Stage III T-Cell Lymphoblastic Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Emily's cancer was extremely aggressive, and she bravely battled it three times over four years. Unfortunately, Emily passed away on May 18, 2015 at 12 years old. Emily often talked about growing older, and she dreamed of starting a foundation that funded research. She named it Kures for Kids. We carry that dream on in her memory.
2019
$446,536
Funds Raised in 2019
2018
$525,358
Funds Raised in 2018
$1,106,588
Total Funds Raised
Since 2013

Emily’s fight to live, and how she did it despite her obstacles, inspired thousands around the world.

We all prayed for a miracle for Emily, but what we discovered was that she was the miracle. Emily brought together a community and beyond to show their love. Emily changed lives, and the world is a much better place because of her. Emily lived by a simple message she once told the Chicago media – "You gotta stay strong, you gotta stay positive, no matter what happens." President Obama stated it beautifully. “It’s clear Emily’s example of courage, strength, and hope made a lasting impact on people around the world. Emily’s spirit will carry on in the community she brought together and in the hearts of those whose lives she touched.”

When Emily was sent home on hospice, her body was strong enough to continue with her fight, but all options were exhausted. She was able to fight. She wanted to fight. After four years of poison, her organs were still in great shape. It was always her choice, and she always chose to fight. For her to die in pain, suffering, and partially paralyzed, it is just disgusting. Science failed her.

Emily had two professional goals when she became an adult - become a pediatric oncology nurse, and establish a foundation that supports childhood cancer research in hopes of finding better treatment options, and eventually a cure. Emily was always concerned about others, and liked doing her part to help them. When Emily was off treatment the first time and her future looked bright, she named her foundation Kures for Kids, drew the logo, and wrote her plans for it. Emily talked about it often. Unfortunately, Emily was unable see her goal come true. We, the family and friends of Emily Beazley, plan to honor her by carrying on with her mission.

Emily's passing will not be in vain. We hope to one day spare other children from the same horror and grief Emily and those that love her endured. We want to give kids with a cancer diagnosis a future. That is why we continue with Kures for Kids, and partnered with St. Baldrick’s.

Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids Fund Highlights & Happenings

Kures for Kids Webpage

Read about Emily's life and her dream of finding a cure for pediatric cancer.

Kures for Kids Facebook Page

Join our Kures for Kids Facebook page for project updates, community events, and more.
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These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Emily! See the 2018 list.

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Where does the money go?

Donations made to the Emily Beazley’s Kures for Kids Fund have named 7 grants. In 2019 the fund named the Treehouse Initiative, a multi-institution Consortium Grant, a St. Baldrick's Research Grant for Roland Walter M.D., Ph.D., M.S., and an additional year of Brigit Knoechel M.D., Ph.DSt. Baldrick’s Scholar Grant. In 2018 the fund named a St. Baldrick’s Research Grant for Jing Fang M.D., a St. Baldrick’s Research Grant for Rani George M.D., Ph.D., MRCP, a St. Baldrick’s Fellow Grant for Ryan Summers M.D., and the 2018 St. Baldrick’s Scholar Grant extension for Brigit Knoechel M.D., Ph.D.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.


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Who's involved

These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids Fund. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.

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2019 Events for Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids Fund

115 Bourbon Street Event Photo
    115 Bourbon Street
    • Mar 9th, 2019
    • Merrionette Park, IL
    • 153 participants
    • $86,466.19 raised
    Mount Carmel High School Event Photo
      Mount Carmel High School
      • Mar 14th, 2019
      • Chicago, IL
      • 63 participants
      • $20,097.49 raised
      Chicago Police Academy Event Photo
        Chicago Police Department
        • Mar 17th, 2019
        • Chicago, IL
        • 20 participants
        • $19,274.39 raised
        Queen of Martyrs - Vitha Hall Event Photo
          Queen of Martyrs - Vitha Hall
          • Mar 15th, 2019
          • Evergreen Park, IL
          • 53 participants
          • $8,177.28 raised
          St. Rita High School Event Photo
            St. Rita High School
            • Mar 20th, 2019
            • Chicago, IL
            • 11 participants
            • $4,223.01 raised
            De La Salle Institute Event Photo
              De La Salle Institute
              • Mar 15th, 2019
              • Chicago, IL
              • 33 participants
              • $21,820.33 raised
              Christ the King School - Gym Event Photo
                Christ the King School St. Baldrick's Event
                • Mar 22nd, 2019
                • Chicago, IL
                • 46 participants
                • $18,963.71 raised
                St. John Fisher Kane Hall Event Photo
                  St. John Fisher Inaugural St. Baldrick's Shaving Event
                  • Mar 9th, 2019
                  • Chicago, IL
                  • 83 participants
                  • $47,218.07 raised
                  Northwest Elementary School Event Photo
                    Northwest Elementary School
                    • Mar 15th, 2019
                    • Evergreen Park, IL
                    • 34 participants
                    • $12,924.96 raised
                    Southwest Elementary School Event Photo
                      Southwest Bulldogs
                      • Mar 15th, 2019
                      • Evergreen park, IL
                      • 54 participants
                      • $28,589.82 raised
                      St. Barnabas School Event Photo
                        St. Barnabas School
                        • Mar 8th, 2019
                        • Chicago, IL
                        • 248 participants
                        • $54,201.73 raised
                        Hannum Elementary School Event Photo
                          Hannum Elementary School 2019
                          • Mar 1st, 2019
                          • Oak Lawn, IL
                          • 82 participants
                          • $28,662.01 raised
                          Cassell Elementary School Event Photo
                            Cassell Elementary School
                            • Mar 15th, 2019
                            • Chicago, IL
                            • 74 participants
                            • $25,706.42 raised
                            St. Cajetan School Event Photo
                              St. Cajetan School
                              • Mar 9th, 2019
                              • Chicago, IL
                              • 41 participants
                              • $18,278.94 raised
                              Lee Elementary Event Photo
                                Lee Elementary
                                • Mar 28th, 2019
                                • Chicago, IL
                                • 3 participants
                                • $4,131.00 raised
                                St. Catherines Gymnasium Event Photo
                                  St. Catherine of Alexandria Goes Bald
                                  • Mar 8th, 2019
                                  • Oak lawn, IL
                                  • 97 participants
                                  • $47,386.51 raised

                                  This event is private.

                                  Private events are for people at the company, organization, school, etc., where the event is taking place. Please don't crash the party.

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                                  Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.

                                  Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.

                                  Head-shaving not your thing? You can start a fundraiser to raise money for our Hero Fund with St. Baldrick’s in a way that interests you! Like biking? Bike a marathon. Like baking? Start a cookie baking fundraiser… You get the picture.

                                  Need help? Email us at Funds@StBaldricks.org

                                  Thank you to our 2019 donors

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