CONTACT: Christine Kottman
LOCATION: Topeka, KS 66617
In honor and celebration of Morgan Kottman
The Topeka, Kansas chapter was started in honor of Morgan Kottman. Morgan was a smart, happy, funny girl who faced her cancer diagnosis with a positive attitude and determination to remain as "normal" as possible. She lived by the quote " When something bad happens, you have 3 choice: You can let it desroy you, define you, or strengthen you." Morgan chose strength and fought her tumor until the very end. She passed away peacefully in 2014 at the age of 15, knowing full well she was going to meet Jesus and promised to be waiting when it is our time to join her.
The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.
The Cure Starts Now represents a revolutionary new strategy in cancer research; one that fights cancer not according to numbers but instead based on knowledge and research. And isn’t that the way we’ll ultimately win the battle?
The Cure Starts Now’s mission is one that knows no boundaries and stops at no borders. It is an international effort of families, friends, businesses and even strangers, united in the desire to cure cancer, one child at a time. And it all started with one child, but today the inspiration is carried with us all.
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Giving our Children a Voice
Since 2007, The Cure Starts Now has been one of the leaders in non-government funding of pediatric brain cancer research and a pioneer to the efforts to find the homerun cure to all cancers, starting with DIPG.