New specialty license plate helps fund cancer research

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - More than 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year and 100,000 of those children pass away. Now anyone in the state can help fund pediatric cancer research by simply getting a new license plate. Kimberly Wade s...

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Davis: Use money in presidential campaign fund to fight pediatric cancer

Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, would eliminate the Presidential Election Campaign fund and transfer the money in it to the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund. The current balance of the election campaign fund...

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HSHS St. John's Hospital

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today the Jonny Wade Pediatric Cancer Research Act (H.R. 2234) alongside the Wade family and HSHS St. John's Hospital and SIU Medicine doctors in our women and children's clinic at HSHS St. John's Hospital. T...

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Congressman Davis announces new bill to focus on pediatric cancer research

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Congressman Rodney Davis made a stop in Springfield Monday to officially announce his new piece of legislation. The Pediatric Cancer Research Act would eliminate the President Election Campaign Fund, then transfer...

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Davis Proposes Creating Federal Fund To Support Research Into Pediatric Cancers

The public fund set up to help pay for presidential campaigns would be shut down… and its assets transferred to a new fund devoted to combatting childhood cancers… under legislation being introduced by Congressman Rodney Davis. Davis is unveilin...

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Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Events Raise Over $270K for Pediatric Cancer Research

The Frisco community recently came together in a big way to support the fight against childhood cancer, as they held local events that raised over $270,000 to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade, who passed a...

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Helping Kids Help Kids at the Annual Newman Village Lemonade Stand

As I endeavor to be a good parent, I can only hope that I’m prioritizing the right things. I can assign chores to my children and hope to foster a good work ethic. I can require them to practice piano and hope they learn discipline. What I’m most...

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3rd Annual Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation Gala

ST. LOUIS - Jonny Wade was just seven- years- old when headaches at school quickly escalated to a malignant brain tumor. For a year he endured numerous brain and eye surgeries, radiation, tubes all over his body, but even with the pain Jonny put o...

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Jerseyville foundation donates $100,000 to pediatric cancer research

JERSEYVILLE – The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade donated $100,000 to the Precision Medicine Program in Childhood Cancer at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, continuing...

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KIDS SHOULDN'T HAVE CANCER: THE STORY OF JONNY WADE

Jonny Wade came into my life when I was searching for something… something far greater than myself, something with meaning and purpose. That something and someone that would change my life forever. It was January 2015.  I was struggling to keep i...

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Hacienda Foundation supporting the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation through Margs for a Mission program

ST. LOUIS – The Hacienda Foundation of St. Louis is supporting local non-profit organization Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation throughout the months of October and November. The Hacienda Foundation of St. Louis’s program, Margs for a Mis...

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Second Annual Gala raises more than $130,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

ST. LOUIS – The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade raised more than $130,000 for pediatric cancer research at its second annual gala to support the foundation’s mission to conquer pediatric cancer through research and...

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Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Lemonade Stand Raises Over $40,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research Frisco, Texas, residents rally together to support Jonny Wade’s namesake foundation and the fight against childhood cancer

DALLAS (Sept. 8, 2017) – The community of Frisco, Texas, came together in a big way to support the fight against childhood cancer, as they held local events that raised over $40,000 to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory o...

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THE ND FAMILY LENDS A HELPING HAND

Last year when I met former Notre Dame football player Pat Fallon, I was introduced to the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation. As a mother of two, this foundation, and the founder’s story, has found a special place in my heart. Fellow contribu...

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Frisco lemonade stand raises money for ‘Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer’

FRISCO, TX — Nothing says summer like a good old-fashioned lemonade stand but this isn’t your average setup! Sunday out in Frisco, kids of Newman Village hosted the Seventh Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser. “We just didn’t know what els...

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Frisco's Newman Village lemonade stand to benefit Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation

When life gives the kids of Newman Village lemons, they make a Lemonade Stand. Joining in the fight against pediatric cancer, the Seventh Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser will be held to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in memor...

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JCBA presents first Kringle Award to Kimberly Wade, Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade and its founder, Kimberly Wade, were honored by the Jersey County Business Association for the organization’s critical work in fighting pediatric cancer through research and politi...

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Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation urges community to "send butterflies"

Seven-year-old Jonny Wade had a headache at school one day, a week before Christmas 2014. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor shortly after, and spent the next year undergoing radiation, countless surgeries, nausea and fatigue. He died i...

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Kimberly Wade inspires others, carries on Jonny's dream with Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation

JERSEYVILLE – Kimberly Wade, the mother of Jonny Wade, is someone many draw inspiration from each day in her community and well beyond her region. Kimberly and her husband, Jon Wade, tragically lost their son, Jonny, to a malignant brain tu...

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LEMONADE STAND RAISES FUNDS FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER

Six years ago, two children decided to run a lemonade stand and donate some of their earnings to a local hospital. Now, Newman Village’s annual Lemonade Stand has transformed into a communitywide event, raising thousands of dollars that this yea...

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State Representative completes 100K steps for pediatric cancer awareness

State Rep. Patrick Fallon is back at it again with his efforts to help end pediatric cancer. Saturday, Fallon set and completed a goal to hit 100,000 steps on his Fitbit in 24 hours to raise money and awareness for the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Fo...

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