In the summer of 2016, our Emma was suddenly diagnosed with an intracranial peripheral PNET (ewing's sarcoma). This extremely rare form of brain cancer was treated by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Emma endured four operations, 11 rounds of chemo, and 25 sessions of proton radiation.
Emma survived. Today, she is a healthy seven year old getting ready for 2nd grade. We are so fortunate that Emma has been cancer free for over three years and that she is a thriving little girl. She amazes us every day!
There are so many families we have met that have not been as lucky as we have. We strongly believe that this is due to the lack of treatment options for pediatric cancer. Even Emma's diagnosis and treatment would not have been possible 20-25 years ago. While the medical professionals responsible for Emma's health leveraged donations and funding to save her life, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget is directed towards pediatric cancers.
Team Emma has been fundraising to provide support to the brain tumor program at Lurie Children’s since Emma’s diagnosis. We’re excited that we will continue doing so as Team Emma, an officially recognized charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3)!
2020 Event Agenda
Aug 22, 2020
2020 Virtual Auction
To bid on an auction item, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1) Addison Ice Arena
*(5) free public skate admissions
2) Ahimsa Yoga Studios (Oak Park, Berwyn, Elmhurst, La Grange)
*(2) weeks of yoga classes
3) Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
*(6) all inclusive passes to Brookfield Zoo
*Dinner for 4 (4 entrees, 2 sides, 4 fountain drinks)
5) Comedy Sportz Chicago
*(2) tickets to Comedy Sportz
*(1) improv class
6) Cooper’s Hawk
*Cooper’s Hawk Cares Magnum bottle of Meritage wine
*3-month complimentary Wine Club membership
*Wine Tasting for Two card
7) Enchanted Castle
*Large 16” 1-topping pizza
*Pitcher of favorite soft drink
*$40 in game play
8) Fitness Formula Club
*Complimentary 1-month membership to any Fitness Formula Club location. Visit ffc.com for more details.
*Membership includes three one-hour personal training or Pilates sessions.
*Membership must be redeemed by 10.31.20
*Trial and personal training sessions expire on 11.30.20
9) Forest Preserve District of DuPage County – The Danada Equestrian Center
*(2) free registrations for No Rush Brush Grooming class
10) Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
*(4) free combo meals
*(4) free custard treats
*Valid only in the Chicago area
11) Paper Source
*Creative Card-Making class for 4-6 people
*Value $120 plus 10% off shopping opportunity