Monday, September 26, 2011

Rockstar Buck


Rockstar Buck.
Fighter of cancer cells.
Lover of pancakes.
Wii pitcher extraordinaire.
Cardboard architect.
Master "imaginer."
Friend to Claire.

At 4 and a half years old, Buck has been battling cancer for over half of his sweet life.  At 18 months old (in September 2008), he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  After  an intense and lengthy treatment, he went into remission until May 2010 when he relapsed.  The cancer returned... this time in his central nervous system.  Buck spent one year receiving high dose chemo until May 2011; upon completion of chemo, he started radiation therapy which lasted all summer.  Currently, he is rocking through the first of five 10 week maintence chemo cycles.

We can't wait to follow Buck's journey, especially as he enters kindergarten next year.  We know he will be a rockstar!  For more information about Buck, visit his CaringBridge site.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Child Cancer Research and Treatment in Charlotte

"Many people in our region don't realize that Charlotte offers a model for how childhood cancer research and treatment can flourish. About 18 months ago, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation brought together a group of generous local donors to form the Carolinas Kids Cancer Research Coalition. Twelve nonprofit groups, including the Leon Levine Foundation, pledged nearly $6 million to support local cancer research at Levine Children's Hospital."

To read more, view the entire article in the Charlotte Observer, here.

We are excited for, and proud of, the work being done here in Charlotte, and are honored to be part of this caring community.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

TCBY Day :: October 3

Please join us and invite all your friends.  
If you need a copy of this flyer to share with your friends, co-workers, school, etc.,  please email or leave a request in the comments with your email address.
We would love to meet you and enjoy some tasty frozen yogurt with you.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Word Choice

As teachers, we constantly remind students to choose their words wisely, eloquently, strategically.
As parents, we consistently remind our children to choose kind words, gentle words, thoughtful words.
As adults, we are challenged daily to choose words that reflect patience, intellect, respect.
As a foundation, we must consciously choose words that reflect who we are, what we do, the purpose we hope to fulfill.  

Rohr Family Foundation is returning to its original name, Rohr Rockstars.  A simple name change that in no way changes our mission and purpose.  We look forward to nurturing the minds of children facing cancer ... one Rockstar at a time.  We hope you will join us as we share our journey, our faith, our hope.

If you or your child have kind words, encouraging words, hopeful words that you would like to share with our Rockstars, please share them with us via comments on our blog, Facebook {public group "Rohr Rockstars"}, Twitter {@RohrRockstars}, or good old fashioned snail mail {email for address}.  Make a homemade card, decorate an index card, draw a picture to be shared with our Rockstars periodically. 

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.  Proverbs 12:25 (NLT)

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Now that you are aware, what are you going to do?
Say a prayer?  Read a testimony?  Support a Rockstar?
Eat frozen yogurt?! 
{Stay tuned for an exciting, yummy fundraiser later this month!}

Rockstar Claire's Daddy has committed to sharing
a cancer related story/fact/video/thought 
each day this month on Claire's CaringBridge site. 

Be a ROCKSTAR, spread the word.