In summer of 2012 after the doctors advised Kenny's family that the only thing left was to let Kenny live his life, he expressed a wish to skydive and also see his mom "scared to death!". Thanks to the amazing people at Skydive the Farm, we were able to make that happen. Kenny loved it so much he jumped twice! And Anna, his mother, was so moved by everything the skydivers did for her son that she wanted to make it a yearly tradition. Her best friend and Kenny's aunt, Kimberly, had the idea to turn it into a fundraiser, and Jump for the Cure was born!
Jump for the Cure will be held on April 20-21 at Skydive the Farm, in memory of Kenneth "Soldier Boy" Stewart. www.skydivethefarm.com (1195 Grady Rd, Rockmart, GA 30153)
Entry fee is $20 per person (includes t-shirt and 5 raffle tickets) and 100% will be donated directly to the CURE Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Additional T-shirts are available for $15. Online T-shirt orders must be placed NO LATER THAN March 31, 2013! T-shirts will also be available at the event on a first come, first serve basis only. For those wanting shirts who are both REMOTE and WILL NOT be attending the event, please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be one bulk shipping day right before the event. Shipping charges may apply. If you are local, you will get your shirt at the event.
For every tandem jump purchased, Skydive the Farm will donate $30 directly to CURE!!! To book, please call “The Farm” directly at 404-295-5000. Spots are filling up quickly so call right away! Perfect time to mark that off your bucket list and help a good cause at the same time.
Not interested in Jumping? Come hang out regardless!!! A cheering station is highly encouraged!
Skydive the Farm is a 55 acre facility with plenty of room to camp out overnight if desired. There is a snack shack where you can purchase lunch and breakfast. BBQ will be brought in for dinner as well as a Keg on the night of April, 20, 2013. (Fee May Apply). You are more than welcome to bring snacks and a cooler and hang out all day! Please visit www.skydivethefarm.com, under the About tab for complete information on the drop zone amenities and local hotels nearby.
A raffle will be held with both skydiving and non-skydiving merchandise, all with donated prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, 13 for $10 and available for purchase at the event. Raffle ticket collections will be donated directly to the CURE as well. More Details Coming!
CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. CURE is a non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by parents who knew firsthand the heartbreak and fear of having a child with cancer. They set out to improve the odds for these kids and help their families face the challenge. CURE exists because only 2% of federal funding is directed toward childhood cancers. This year alone, CURE is funding $1.7 million in research spanning 13 major studies, in addition to funding programs which directly support the patients and their families. Due to research, much progress has been made since that time. The survival rate for children with cancer has increased dramatically to its current rate of nearly eight out of ten. Best of all, researchers feel they will discover a cure in our lifetime. Until then, there is much to be done, and that is where CURE comes in. We believe childhood cancer can be cured.
Kenneth Stewart III (Dec 7, 2000 - March 11, 2013) was diagnosed with medulloblastoma brain cancer in November 2008. He underwent surgery to remove 1 of 3 tumors and endured extensive chemo and radiation treatments.
After much determination, his MRI results were free and clear in March 2010. Life returned to normal, Kenneth went back to school full time and continued playing baseball! On March 29, 2011 Kenneth's MRI results were far from what we had hoped for... the cancer had returned in the brain and spine. After 1 year of aggressive treatment, the tumor began to grow at a rapid pace. MRI results in April 2012 showed not only 1 tumor continuing to grow, but 7 more seed tumors where the original tumors had formed in 2008. Another MRI in June 2012 showed substantial growth as well as a new tumor forming on the spine. The entire medical team at Scottish Rite had prepared Kenneth and the family for the road ahead, roughly 6 short months. Sadly, Kenny lost his battle against cancer. He passed away on the night of March 11, 2013, surrounded by his family and close friends.
Last summer, we made Kenny's wish to skydive come true. He loved it so much he jumped twice in the same day! Anna, his mom, had such a great experience that day that she wanted to make it an annual event and that is how this event came to be. Enjoy the videos from that amazing day, and come join us for a great event, in memory of Kenny.
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