Growing Hope to Beat Childhood Cancer

“In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let’s not plant any seed other than seeds of compassion and love.” ~ Rumi The philanthropic efforts of the families, friends, communities, and team members that have contributed to the mission and vision of the childhood cancer endeavors my family has spearheaded, supported, and sustained have all been focused on …

Running 200 miles for Lola

Team LolaA couple weeks ago some of our friends and family came together to support neuroblastoma research and trials in the craziest way yet! Together we RAN 200 MILES! What an experience it was! Our team of 12 raised over $14,000 to fight for children with the neuroblastoma, the beast that took our precious Lola Mae from us two years …

Waylon’s $10,000 Pig

As a teacher at Evansville High School, I had gotten to know Waylon very well throughout his freshmen year.  When I made the announcement that I was leaving teaching in order to do as much fundraising as I could to support Beat Nb in finding a cure for neuroblastoma, Waylon visited my classroom the following morning. He said, “Mrs. K, …

Karaoke for the Kure: GALA 2017 raises 6 figures for KIDS fighting cancer

What a night! Our most successful Tampa event yet happened Friday, October 13th, at Port Tampa Bay in Cruise Terminal 2. (We also premiered the video above there, featuring Rea and Sofia + family).Karaoke for the Kure: GALA 2017 was presented by CrossCountry Mortgage this year, along with support from many incredible groups and individuals from around Tampa.Around 300 Tampa and …

Beating Nb

In 2010, I founded Beat NB so there would be a consistent platform for all of you to support our mission to dramatically impact survival rates for children with neuroblastoma. I took this step out of necessity, because I wanted to fund treatments that could save my son - and every kid just like him - who had been told ...

2015 Yearend Summary: A Letter from Beat Nb Co-Founder, Patrick Lacey

Dear Beat NB Supporters – Thanks to your extraordinary support over the past calendar year, we were able to send $800,000 to fund research and clinical trials in 2015. Whether you donated, hosted a fundraising event, sponsored an event, attended “Cure Me I’m Irish,” or ran in the Falmouth Road Race, you contributed to Beat NB’s accomplishments in 2015. Below ...

Old drug may bring new hope to young cancer patients

Old drug may bring new hope to young cancer patients ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – For little Sofia Anderson, every moment with big brother Aiden is nothing short of precious. “When she feels great, those are the great days,” said Catalina Anderson, Sofia’s mother. “Every morning, we wake up and thank God we still have her.” This 2-year-old is battling ...

Because of Ezra: Bay area couple uses loss to help others

Because of Ezra: Bay area couple uses loss to help others Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:03 PM EDT Updated: Oct 13, 2014 4:16 PM EDT By Stacie Schaible TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – The loss of a child leaves wounds so deep they never really heal. Robyn Matthews says “you don’t realize how many people ask you how many children you …

Karaoke event to fund pediatric cancer fight

Karaoke event to fund pediatric cancer fight Kathryn Bursch, WTSP 8:59 a.m. EDT September 8, 2014 St. Petersburg, Florida – Sadness for a Tampa couple has turned to song. But their tune is a fight song — a fight against cancer. For Kyle and Robyn Matthews, both their joy and sorrow spring from their son Ezra. The toddler died just …