When Donna Holland White was battling cancer she made arrangements to have her body donated to cancer research at the time of her death. Cancer Sucks is a non profit organization dedicated to her memory and raising as much money as we can for cancer research. Our attitude and the slightly different approach to fundraising has helped us increase donations to research every year since we were given our 501 c 3 status.
2012 has been an amazing year for us and we will end the year with donations that will almost double the amount of money we provided for research in 2011!
At 10:00 am on 12/27/12 we will hold a press conference at The Holiday Inn Tulsa City Center, 17 West 7th Street Tulsa Oklahoma and present checks to three different cancer research facilities with donations totaling over $150,000.00.
The first donation will be the combined total from several Cancer Sucks fundraising events in the Tulsa area and will be used to fund studies at OSU Tulsa! Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa will receive a $40,000.00 donation for cancer research. Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Immunology Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will be on hand to accept the donation.
The second donation is a result of the 3rd Annual John F. Henry PanSlam Golf Classic for Pancreatic Cancer held in November. Cancer Sucks pitched in to the proceeds from the tournament and bumped the annual donation to The Stephenson Cancer Center at OU to $40,000.00 for cancer research. Jari Askins Associate Provost for External Relations at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will be on hand to accept the donation.
Cancer Sucks has had the honor of being the designated charity for The Shiprocked Music Cruise for the last three years. Our organization is the perfect fit for a concert cruise and this year we were astonished by the incredible support. The memorabilia auction held for Cancer Sucks raised a record amount of money for our organization and paved the way for our largest single donation and our largest total year so far. The Gateway for Cancer Research is the main research facility for Cancer Treatment Centers of America and we have donated to the facility since our first event.
We are excited to announce that Gateway for Cancer research will receive a $70,000.00 donation from Cancer Sucks! Karen Kay, Director of Development for The Gateway for Cancer Research will be on hand to accept the donation.
TOTAL DONATION to cancer research in one day is $150,000.00!
Cancer Sucks will end the year as the designated charity for THE PARTY in Tulsa on New Years Eve! Please come join us and celebrate another great year.
(THE Party! from 9pm-12:30 am)
Come and go throughout the night. Cool downtown warehouse will be the site of THE Party! An indoor party where you can dance to tunes being spun by a DJ and then step outside to the Street Party...watch the "Ball" drop and fireworks at Midnight!
Exclusive VIP Party Tickets are $75.00 and include:
Private VIP Party from 9:00 pm - 12:30 am
- Includes Wine, Beer and food from Tulsa’s Best Restaurants as well as Champagne at Midnight.
(All of the above is included in your ticket price.)
- A decorated downtown warehouse with windows on all sides so that you can be in the warmth, but yet see what is happening outside at the Street Party.
- The venue will be designed and decorated to embody what “VIP” on NYE is all about.
- Huge Dance Floor, plush furnishings, a full heating system, private bar, and more…a night club atmosphere!!
- Buffet from 9pm-12 pm included
- DJ’s spinning Dance Tunes exclusive to the VIP Party
Come and go throughout the night. Enjoy the warmth of inside and then step outside for the Street Party taking in NYE in Tulsa!
Thank you for supporting Cancer Sucks! Please be sure to visit our website and our Facebook Page for all events in 2013!