Thank You for Registering for Kids With Courage V

Kids With Courage

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Contact Colleen Fraser
(608) 261-1701

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Event Details

When: Sunday, September 29, 2013

Where: Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells | Directions

Accommodations: Reserve a discounted room for Kids with Courage weekend (Sept. 28 and 29) for $149 per room for Saturday night and $99 per room for Sunday night by calling  (608) 254-5466 or (877) 525-2427 . Mention that you’d like to reserve a room in the “Kids with Courage” block.

Child care: Child care is available onsite for children ages 0 to 5 through The Pop-In Nanny Agency from 9:45-11:30am and 12:30-3:45pm. Please indicate your child care needs during registration.

Cost: There is no cost to you or your family for your participation in this event, including a continental breakfast and lunch. Travel and accommodation expenses are not provided.

About Kids With Courage V

The Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant program invites all current and former pediatric oncology patients and their families to Kids with Courage V. This reunion of patients, families and caregivers honors all courageous kids who have ever been treated for childhood cancer, including those families whose son or daughter did not survive.

The event is a wonderful opportunity for you to reconnect with former and current staff and physicians of American Family Children’s Hospital.

Schedule of Events

Time Event 

Registration and small group photos with Cindy Crawford

Informational displays 

10:15-11:30am  "Exploring Our Past Strength" 

Reunion lunch and large group photos with Cindy Crawford

Small group photos with Cindy Crawford 

1-2pm  “Our Hope for the Future” and closing ceremony 
2:15-3:45pm  Kids With Courage Challenge at Kalahari Indoor Theme Park
2:30-3:30pm  Breakout sessions:
  • Late Effects
  • Living with the Emotional Impact of Diagnosis
  • Remembering our Loved Ones
  • Mission Possible: For Teens and Young Adults

Special Guest Presenters

  • Kelly Cotter is a lawyer and cancer advocate. In 1988, Kelly was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and received a bone marrow transplant from her brother, Adam at UW Children’s Hospital/American Family Children’s Hospital. The experience sparked her dedication to local, regional and national cancer advocacy. She is a founding member of the Kids With Courage committee. She served as director of legislative affairs for Children’s Oncology Group/CureSearch, where she was effective in raising national awareness and lobbying for directed funding for childhood cancer research.

    As a member of the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group, Kelly worked to engage advocates to accelerate research progress. She is currently an advocate on the Stand Up To Cancer/St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team. Kelly and her husband, Bill, have two young boys, Enzo, age 4 and Teo, age 2.

  • D. Simone Devereueawax was diagnosed with cancer at age 17 at UW Children’s Hospital/American Family Children’s Hospital, and realized the real battle to survival wasn't against her body, the chemotherapy, the radiation, or the side effects, but took place in her mind. At an early age, Simone learned how to take control of her thoughts and beliefs to create the reality she desired to live—in spite of the unfortunate circumstance she found herself in.

    While her cancer experience was grueling, she survived and built a solid foundation of personal success rooted in vision, belief, perseverance and determination. Simone now impacts audiences of all kinds in her public addresses, seminars, and workshops with her "Triangle of Personal Success". As a captivating speaker, author, personal success trainer and entrepreneur, Simone shows others how to create their own reality and what it takes to decide what’s true for their lives. Learn more at