Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lutz to help raise money for cancer cure

Curing Kids' Cancer Inc. announced that it has joined forces with Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte to raise money for pediatric cancer research in the Charlotte region.

To help the cause, Charlotte 49ers men's basketball coach Bobby Lutz has been named an ambassador for Curing Kids' Cancer and will assist in fundraising efforts in the area.

Levine Children's Hospital, set to open in October on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center, will be promoting both of Curing Kids' Cancer's flagship programs: Coaches Curing Kids' Cancer (CCKC) and Teachers Curing Kids' Cancer.

Each program uses a simple concept - Youth sports teams and individual school classrooms are encouraged to donate the money they would usually raise for presenting their coach or teacher with a gift at the end of the season or school year to help in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Donations to Curing Kids' Cancer fund much-needed pediatric cancer research, and, in return, the participating coach or teacher receives a commemorative certificate and a gift acknowledging their generosity. Details of the programs are available at

"We are thrilled to team up with Levine Children's Hospital, which is setting the standard for pediatric cancer treatment in the Carolinas," said Grainne Owen, founder of Curing Kids' Cancer. "By tapping into Charlotte's successful youth sports programs, we hope to help fund cutting edge cancer treatments at Levine Children's Hospital."


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Anonymous said...

He's 5-feet-8 (maybe) and 90% is heart! Go Lutz Go!