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The Friends of Colin is a 501(c)3 non profit organization committed to helping in the fight against Ewing sarcoma cancer. It is dedicated to Colin Maher.


Check out the tabs on the right to read about how and why we formed the organization. For more information, email info@friendsofcolin.org, or head over to the facebook page. You can also go to the "Contact Us" tab on the left.

To donate: email info@friendsofcolin.org, mail checks to 365 Retford Ave Cranford NJ payable to "Friends of Colin" or donate via paypal using the button directly below.

All donations are tax deductible! Reciepts provided upon request!

 


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News

September 8, 2014

The Friends of Colin Executive Director and Board of Directors are slated to make an announcement by the end of the month concerning a new partnership and educational campaign. The Friends of Colin are focusing on education of Ewing's Sarcoma and its mission for the remainder of the calendar year. A partnership is slated to begin in the coming weeks with a major NJ brand and corporation. Stayed tuned for email blasts, facebook posts and website newsletters!


June 9, 2014

Friends of Colin Executive Director, Ryan McGann accepted a check for $565 from the St. Michael's and Theresa Youth Ministry Program out of St. Michael's Church in Cranford, NJ. The youth group donated the funds raised by their annual Mid-Winter Ball to the Friends of Colin. Ryan accepted the donation at the group's end of the year celebration. As an alumni of the group Ryan delivered an update on the progression of Pediatric Cancer and a thank you to the group for their dedicated support towards the Friends of Colin. Thank you STMTYM!

May 20, 2014

The Friends of Colin are working together with the Cranford High Performing Arts to present the 2014 Call for a Cure Benefit Concert. The Concert is on June 10, 2014 and will feature performers from Cranford High. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets visit www.friendsofcolincallforacure.eventbrite.com

May 19, 2014

The Friends of Colin have totaled the funds generate from the 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We are proud to announce that this years event saw not only over 140 participants but also record breaking donated funds. We raised $4,400. Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and donors who made this amazing event possible!!

March 9, 2014

The Friends of Colin Presents:

The 4th Annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt

April 12, 2014, 11am, Checkin at 10:30

Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave, Cranford NJ 07016

Children 10 and under

Registration $8 before April 5, $10 after April 5.

Registration can be done online at www.2014colinmahereasteregghunt.eventbrite.com

or emailed to info@friendsofcolin.org

For more info visit the Events tab or email us!



March 24, 2013

Thank you to all who came out and supported the 3rd Annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt! The event exceeded our expectations and was the most successful egg hunt yet! We had great weather and great volunteers! Thank you to all! Pictures to come.

 

March 18, 2013

We are officially less than 1 week from the 3rd Annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt. The Hunt is set for 11am Saturday March 23. Our advertisements are out and the Easter Eggs are filled! We are all set! To get in on the action send in your registration to 365 Retford Ave, Cranford NJ or register online atwww.colinmahereasteregghunt.eventbrite.com

 

March 11, 2013

The 3rd Annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt was featured in the Cranford Chronicle on Friday March 8. The article described the event and the cause the Friends stand for. Registration Fliers will be distributed to all Cranford Schools the week of March 11-16.

To register please visitwww.colinmahereasteregghunt.eventbrite.com

February 21, 2013

The Friends of Colin Media and Communication Director, Gary Hoffman has released the 2012 Friends of Colin Video. This year's Annual Video Features an Education Campaign on "What is Ewing's Sarcoma" featuring Dr. Jeff Toretsky. The video also highlights the 2012 Easter Egg Hunt. To view the video please visit the Friends of Colin youtube channel:

click this link to check it out!!!  2012 Video

 

 

January 29, 2013

The Friends of Colin have announced the 3rd Annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt will take place on March 23rd 2013. The Hunt will again be hosted at Hanson Park and check-in will begin at 10:30 with the start beginning promptly at 11am. Registration can be completed online, through email, by paper registration form or on the day of.

 

September 4, 2012

The 2012 Research Donation was given to Dr. Toretsky at the Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Toretsky was deeply interested in the Friends' background and was more than happy to be interviewed about Ewing sarcoma. Footage from the interview will be used in an upcoming video as part of the Fall Awareness Campaign. We cannot thank him enough for the work he is doing in the field.

June 3, 2012

Numerous teams came out to compete in the Friends of Colin Soccer Tournament. Despite the competition, everyone had a great time as they helped fight Ewing sarcoma. T-shirts are still for sale for $10 for anyone who wants one. Big thanks to Megan Byrnes and the Rotary Club for getting the event together.


May 25, 2012

Call for a Cure Benefit Concert showcased numerous Cranford High talents playing in memory of Colin. The concert served to raise awareness and funds to combat Ewing sarcoma through the Friends of Colin. Major thanks to organizers Cara Costa and Danny Rahal for their hardwork, support, and commitment to the Friends of Colin mission!

 

Upcoming Events

The Friends of Colin are working with Cranford High School Musical Performers to put on the 2014 Call for a Cure Benefit Concert. The Concert is June 10, 2014 at 7pm. Contact us for tickets!

A big thanks to all performers for making the 2013 Call for a Cure Concert possible. Also thank you for everyone who supported us by coming out to see the show!

 

Thank you to all who participated in the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!