Funding innovative research and treatments to find cures for all childhood cancers in our lifetime.
Just one year after the devastating loss of their nine-year-old son Killian to leukemia, Grainne and Clay Owen founded Curing Kids Cancer in 2005 in order to celebrate Killian’s life and to fund research to find a cure for childhood cancer.
It started with an idea
Since Killian was a lover of all things sports, why not raise funds with kids’ sports teams in mind? And so, Coaches Curing Kids Cancer launched. Instead of giving gifts to coaches at the end of a season, kids’ sports teams could donate money in their coaches’ honor. The initial goal was to raise $5,000 the first season and to give that money to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for ongoing pediatric cancer research.
The program raised $45,000 in its first year!
Since that time, Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $10 Million for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
Clay and Grainne Owen live in the Greater Atlanta area with their three sons, Pierce, Garrett and Finn. All three young men work with the charity, honoring the memory of their brother, Killian.