Crockett Long Match Challenge

For another year, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Jim Valvano Kids Klassic. But, cancer isn’t waiting.
Pediatric cancer is still ravaging children and their families, leaving many parents in search of hope, healing, and answers. You can provide that hope to a family by making a gift to support pediatric oncology research and care at Duke Children’s.
Supporting pediatric oncology research through JVKK has been a passion of mine. That’s why I am pledging to continue my support by matching your donation. All donations to the Jim Valvano Kids Klassic fund through July 31, 2022 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000

Charlie's Story

When Charlie’s family arrived at the Duke Children’s emergency department, they knew their lives would change forever. Charlie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in November 2018. He started chemotherapy that night. For 30 days, Charlie and his family lived in a tiny room on the 5100 unit. After being discharged, he visited the Valvano Day Hospital weekly for treatments.
In March 2021, Charlie bravely rang the bell, signifying the end of his treatment. He will continue to visit Duke Children’s monthly to ensure that his body is staying healthy. Thanks to Duke Children’s and supporters like you, Charlie can return to being an energetic 6-year old who loves Transformers and LEGOS.