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Newsletter: New Staff Members + New Grants & More!

CC4C Welcomes New Staff Members!

Chief Engagement Officer, Cara Fox

Cara is responsible for building CC4C's organizational capacity, sustainability, community support and partnerships. Cara has spent her 20-year career building nonprofits aligned with the core values of support, connection and empowerment. Prior to joining CC4C, she held leadership roles as an Executive Director and Development Director as well as owning her own nonprofit consulting business. Mainly, her focus has been on organizations impacting general child welfare as well as grief support. These have given her a unique appreciation for the importance of a community for families during times of crisis.  Cara is also a dedicated volunteer, serving on the Board of Directors of an organization that promotes family volunteering and youth leadership. Additionally, she serves on several committees with her church and on a committee with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Cara has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Public Administration, both from The University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Austin with her husband and three sons.


Program Events and Grant Manager, Mikayla Mutscher

Mikayla is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Corporate Communication Studies. Her career background lies in nonprofit operations and events, specifically cause-related races and educational conferences for teens.  Through her past experience working for Susan G. Komen and the YMCA, she gained relevant experience in managing the lifecycle of events, including venue selection, vendor management, volunteer management, event execution and post-event data analysis.



For the month of May, the Statewide Financial Medical Assistance program provided grants to six families - with up to $1,000 per family!  Our next opening for this program is on September 1, 2020


CC4C Champion Child Milestone

About a year ago, Sophia could hardly go from the car into a store without needing a wheelchair. A couple of weeks ago, she ended up walking home from her friends house and walked for 2.2 miles! Also, she was just nominated for the honor roll society and was accepted. We are so proud of you Sophia! 


Supporter Spotlight: National Charity League (NCL), Lake Travis

NCL is a multi-generational philanthropic organization of mother and daughters who volunteer close to three million hours annually to over 4,000 charities in the United States. The Lake Travis chapter of NCL has been a steadfast partner in our mission for the last few years. Their passionate volunteers have helped with our Project Valentine, Run To Uplift and our Night To Uplift in BIG ways!  Most recently, when COVID-19 hit, this group found themselves with an excess 2020 events budget. They quickly voted to donate that money to CC4C kids, understanding that this crisis impacts children and families with a compromised immune system the most. They included the sweetest letter along with their donation of over $500! Our team was blown away with this thoughtfulness and benevolence! Please help us thank them! 


NCL Lake Travis volunteering for CC4C's Project Valentine initiative in February 2020   ------> Does your group or organization have an excess events budget too? Consider emulating these extraordinary community leaders and donating it by clicking here


Calling all Rare Artists!

The 2020 Rare Artist contest opens for submissions TODAY, on June 16th. Submit your artwork via Facebook or email. The goal of the Rare Artist Contest is to celebrate the talents of the rare disease community and spread awareness with each piece and the artists behind them. Anyone who is connected to rare is encouraged to enter, they accept entries from ages 4+.  Rare Artist is a program of the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases.



AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!  3 EASY STEPS to get started: 1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device 2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings' 3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process


Cheyanna's Champions 4 Children is a 501 (c)(3) organization MISSION To enhance the quality of life for children with rare & undiagnosed conditions WAYS TO GIVE Memorial Donation Corporate Matching Planned Giving Stocks & Securities Airline Miles Become An Ambassador Impact Circle Have A Fundraising Event Shop ~Email us for more info~ CONTACT US CC4C 11701 Bee Caves Rd Suite 211, Austin Texas 78738 512-777-1065

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