TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation Selected as 2022 Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Grant Recipient
TeamConnor, in partnership with Dr. Meaghan Granger at Cook Children’s Hospital, continues pediatric cancer research
DALLAS, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is honored to be named one of the 2022 Jordan Spieth Family Foundation grant recipients. The impactful research conducted by TeamConnor and its grantmaking partners to eradicate childhood cancer aligns with the four pillars of JSFF’s gift mission, the dallasnon-profit developed by a professional golfer Jordan Spieth and his family for volunteering their time and support. Several organizations as well as TeamConnor have been selected as recipients of the annual monetary donation.
“Jordan and I are proud to support the intentional and important work of TeamConnor. It is a priority of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation to fund promising childhood cancer research, and we believe their team has identified some of the best opportunities to across the country for our partners at TeamConnor, Cook Children’s and Dr. Meaghan Granger all hold our strongest conviction as we work collectively to eradicate childhood cancer as the ultimate goal.” Annie Spieth.
The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is committed to using Spieth’s global platform to lend time, help raise awareness and give financial support to four philanthropic pillars that mean a lot to the Spieth family: people with special needs, junior golf, military families. and veterans and pediatric cancer. Through annual community partnerships, JSFF seeks out opportunities that directly impact families and make progress toward change.
TeamConnor’s mission is to fund improved treatment options and ultimately cure childhood through national childhood cancer research programs. Currently, less than 4% of the National Institute of Health’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research. The JSFF grant will help continue to fund childhood cancer research with a direct impact on the north texas region with Dr. Meaghan Granger, one of several research partners funded by TeamConnor. Dr. Granger and her team in the Pediatric Cancer Research Department at Cook Children’s Hospital are overseeing the expansion of the cellular immunotherapy program at their facility, which this contribution will continue to fund.
Since its inception, TeamConnor has funded over $5 million for childhood cancer research. “Connor’s wish was that no other child would go through this. And he always said if we could put a person on the moon, we could cure children with cancer,” said Joy Cruseco-founder and mother of Connor Cruse. “Thanks to this beautiful gift from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, we are able to honor his wish and continue the fight to cure childhood cancer.”
Jordan Spieth Family Foundation
Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is committed to our mission to use our platform to donate time, help raise awareness, and grant financial support to four philanthropic pillars that mean a lot to the Spieth family: people with special needs, junior golf, military and veteran families and pediatric cancer. Through annual community partnerships, we seek out opportunities that directly impact our mission families and make progress toward change.
TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation
TeamConnor was founded in 2008 by Connor’s parents, Joy and Tait Cruse. Connor was an exuberant four-year-old boy when he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma on May 15, 2005. Tumors were found around Connor’s spine, behind his heart, and there was a nine-centimeter mass in his abdomen. The cancer had spread to bones in Connor’s legs, pelvis, ribs and shoulders. Connor fought a fierce four-year battle that included over 200 nights in the hospital, 14 surgeries, 40 blood transfusions, 25 rounds of chemo, 2 bone marrow transplants and countless painful procedures. The Cruse family traveled with Connor to specialists in dallas, fort worth, Houston, Boston, New York and even Guatemala. He was a fighter until the end. His motto was: “Be brave and believe in Jesus”. Since 2008, TeamConnor has donated over $5 million to many hospitals across the country in its mission to fund improved treatment options and, ultimately, cures for childhood cancers. For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or follow TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Facebook.
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