FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
The new year, 2020, marks 25 years since the passing of then 2-year old Caitlin Robb, the namesake of the Caitlin Robb Foundation and the initial inspiration for all that the Foundation has accomplished since its founding in 1995. In planning for this momentous and somewhat bittersweet anniversary, the Foundation’s leaders challenged themselves to mark the anniversary by retaining all that has been highly successful for us and our worthy beneficiaries while also changing things up for our many donors and supporters.
Up until now, the Foundation has operated with two affiliated but largely independent chapters, one in Arizona and one in the Delaware Valley. From 1995 through 2010, the Arizona Chapter held 16 annual golf, dinner, auction events. Starting in 2006 through 2018, the Delaware Valley Chapter held 13 similar events. The outcome of those 29 events, and other related activities, has resulted in over $2.1 million in gifts and grants to pediatric cancer related research and patient need beneficiaries. (see History of Giving website tab).
On February 28, 2020, for the first time, the Caitlin Robb Foundation is holding a combined Chapter Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction, the 25th Anniversary Caitlin Robb Memorial, at the new ASU Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. The venue is spectacular, and we are thrilled to bring supporters from around the nation to Arizona in February to continue our fight against pediatric cancer.
Delaware Valley Chapter President, Jack Jones commented “in the middle of a cold winter in Pennsylvania, it won’t be hard to get our supporters to journey to Arizona for golf and good cheer, especially to continue to support the Foundation.”
Foundation Founder and Chairman Ross Robb said “The Foundation has always stood by the belief that ‘pediatric cancer is serious business, but raising money to fight it doesn’t have to be.’ I can imagine no better way to mark this 25th anniversary than to live by that creed. We are so excited to offer a great time to great friends for a great cause.”
Look for Event Sponsorship and Registration information on the website in late November, 2019.