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Hi CKc Community,

We have exciting news to share! This morning, Cannonball Kids’ cancer had an amazing opportunity to compete in the Victory Cup Initiative in Orlando. Think of it like the “Shark Tank” for non-profits! We were blessed to named as the winner and the recipient of a $20,000 reward! Twenty thousand dollars which will go directly into funding innovative, accessible research for children fighting cancer!

CKc was selected as a Top 10 Finalist out of more than 100 applicants for this prestigious competition. I had the honor of representing CKc and delivering the required 2 minute, 30 second mission-based pitch in front of a sold out audience of more than 500 philanthropists.

I am beyond thrilled! Last year, we weren’t even able to apply, so to be selected as a finalist in our first year and then chosen as the winner, it is a really big deal for us. But, what I am even more proud of is what we have accomplished TOGETHER! Even if you weren’t in the audience, a piece of you was there in spirit today because we wouldn’t even be at this level without your support, your donations, your volunteer hours and your encouragement! I was able to share an incredible message that we are now impacting the lives of 60 children and creating options where there were none! Today’s competition was another big step forward in educating for change and gaining support that will enable us to truly change the status quo of pediatric cancer treatments FOREVER!!

We wanted you, our donors, supporters and biggest fans to hear this fantastic news right away! Without you, none of this would be possible.

Thank you for your belief in us and for allowing us to do what we do best – fund innovative, accessible research and provide options for children fighting cancer.

With much gratitude,

Melissa Wiggins
Founder | Executive Director
Cannonball Kids’ cancer

About The Victory Cup Initiative:

The event is a platform where companies come together for philanthropic investing with a twist. This unique event is designed to provide a high-profile opportunity for charitable organizations to tell their stories, build their strategies and partner with business and community leaders to make a difference in Central Florida.

During this breakfast event, 10 of Central Florida’s top nonprofits present a 2 minute, 30-second pitch on who they are, how they are changing lives and how they are serving the community to a room of philanthropists who will vote to determine the winner of the $20,000 grand prize. Organizations will also compete for second ($15,000) and third place ($10,000) financial awards. All remaining organizations will be awarded a $1,000 participation grant.

We made a change!!!!

Wow!!! We made a change!!!! I am so proud to be part of team Florida. Thank you to Caleb’s Crusade for the picture and Quote! 

I would like to recognize an achievement from our Florida delegation for the Alliance for Childhood Cancer Advocacy Day (June 24). Because of our efforts we secured 3 more co-sponsors for the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act from the state of Florida!!! This is a great advancement and proof that this work does matter. Thank you to all those who support our advocacy efforts. (Mica FL-7 R, Ross FL-15 R, Jolly FL-13 R)

— Caleb’s Crusade Against Childhood Cancer
Photo: Caleb's Crusade
Photo: Caleb’s Crusade
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