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ABOUT THE EVENT

Quiet Heroes

Quiet Heroes is a special annual luncheon CURE Childhood Cancer hosts to honor mothers of children with cancer. Our Quiet Heroes have literally put their lives on hold while they fight cancer alongside their children. It takes a remarkable woman to walk that path with grace and dignity. They are mothers. They are daughters. They are sisters and friends. They are your neighbors and coworkers, and we invite you to help us celebrate them.

Quiet Heroes is a special place like no other – and not just for the moms of children with cancer. This luncheon is the perfect time to share a relaxing and inspirational afternoon with your friends as we honor these moms.

The History of Quiet Heroes

In 2004, Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, and his wife, Chris, joined CURE in the fight against childhood cancer, inspired by their personal connection to a number of families with children fighting cancer in Atlanta. Together, we watched these moms carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and wanted to do something for them. Seeing how they always put themselves last, we wanted to give them one day that was about them and for them – one day away from the stresses and endless challenges inherent in navigating childhood cancer. We also wanted to give them encouragement by surrounding them with people who care and hope by raising money to advance research, knowing that the promise of a cure is what they want most. On September 10, 2005, the first event raised over $100,000.

The History of Quiet Heroes

In 2004, Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, and his wife, Chris, joined CURE in the fight against childhood cancer, inspired by their personal connection to a number of families with children fighting cancer in Atlanta. Together, we watched these moms carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and wanted to do something for them. Seeing how they always put themselves last, we wanted to give them one day that was about them and for them – one day away from the stresses and endless challenges inherent in navigating childhood cancer. We also wanted to give them encouragement by surrounding them with people who care and hope by raising money to advance research, knowing that the promise of a cure is what they want most. On September 10, 2005, the first event raised over $100,000.

Though the Years

Since its beginning, Quiet Heroes has drawn sell-out crowds year after year and has raised more than $6.7 million for pediatric cancer research. More than 3,000 mothers of children with cancer have been honored for their courage, strength, and determination.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “Quiet Heroes”?

Quiet Heroes is a special annual luncheon CURE Childhood Cancer hosts to honor mothers of children with cancer. As we watched these moms carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, we wanted to do something for them. Seeing how they always put themselves last, we wanted to give them one day that was about them and for them – one day away from the stresses and endless challenges inherent in navigating childhood cancer. We also wanted to give them encouragement by surrounding them with people who care and hope by raising money to advance research, knowing that the promise of a cure is what they want most. That’s how the Quiet Heroes luncheon came about.

I don’t have a child who has had cancer. It doesn’t seem like an event for me.

Each year, we welcome hundreds of guests who have not personally experienced childhood cancer, and the feedback is always the same. People leave feeling moved, inspired, uplifted, and grateful. The Quiet Heroes luncheon offers so much for you, too. You will enjoy an incredible silent auction and raffle, a delicious lunch, and a humorous and inspiring keynote message.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are available for $175 each at quietheroes.org/tickets.

What should I wear?

Attire is business casual. A dress, skirt, or slacks is great. No jeans or shorts, please.

Is this event appropriate for children?

The Quiet Heroes luncheon is not intended for young children.

Is the program going to be sad?

No! The program will be funny, inspiring, and uplifting.

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