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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, April 20, 2012

Sell Gently-Used Toys at Kidz for a Cure Toy Sale

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara Fundraiser Benefits Local Pediatric Cancer Research

Clear out your children’s gently-used toys, show them the value of giving back, and help support pediatric cancer research at the Fifth Annual Kidz for a Cure toy sale and celebration, hosted by Adams Elementary School on Saturday, May 12.


Kidz for a Cure was spearheaded in 2008 by then eight-year-old entrepreneur Madison Lewandowski who wanted to help find a cure for pediatric cancer while showing her young peers the magic of philanthropy.

Support Cancer Center of Santa Barbara’s Pediatric Oncology Research Fund* by selling your children’s gently-used, clean, working toys, games, electronics, videos/DVDs, and books that they have outgrown or are ready to pass on. Call Cancer Center of Santa Barbara by Thursday, May 10 to reserve one of the spaces (first come, first serve!) to sell items. Those who reserve space to sell items will receive a “Thank You” package with goodies from Golf N’ Stuff, Kingston Candy Co. and more. Meet people, sell your items, and raise money for pediatric cancer research!

The celebration will include face painting, musical entertainment by the NEWCATS and CutTime, crafts, a bounce house and fantastic silent auction items, like Disneyland Park Hopper tickets.

*Cancer Center of Santa Barbara provides a yearly grant from this fund to Cottage Hospital’s pediatric oncology program for research.

Deadline to reserve space: Thursday, May 10 (first come, first served)

Date of Event: Saturday, May 12

Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00noon

Location: Adams Elementary School, 2701 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara

For more information or to reserve a space to sell items and receive your “Thank You” goodies, please call Cancer Center of Santa Barbara at (805) 898-2116, email events@ccsb.org, or visit www.ccsb.org.

Cancer Center of Santa Barbara is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment. Since 1949, through the charitable giving of families and foundations, the Cancer Center has stayed in the vanguard of comprehensive, non-surgical, outpatient cancer care. By retaining highly trained and devoted medical personnel, acquiring the latest technology and protocols, and integrating patient support and wellness programs, the Cancer Center treats those on the journey to live with, through, and beyond cancer.

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