Venice:  Cora passed away from neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer.  Her life was a true example of the power of love


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Venice:  Cora passed away from neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer.  Her life was a true example of the power of love


While I was out and about today, I had the chance to talk with a few people.  Individuals like Chris Zeigler who is running for the open county commission seat to individuals like Pat Corrao.


Pat Corrao is a resident of Venice but was in North Port to purchase some Atlanta Braves spring training tickets. Her granddaughter passed away as she became a victim of stage IV neuroblastoma.  She started a charity to benefit pediatric cancer research and it is called Cora’s Giving Fund.


They are having a golf tournament that will benefit pediatric cancer research in September.  They are looking for vendors and golfers.  That information is on the attached picture.


The NCF Cora’s Giving Fund was started to honor their granddaughter’s memory and to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer treatments and a cure.  NCF stands for National Christian Foundation which is a 501 (C)(3).


Their beautiful granddaughter Cora was a spunky, assertive, delightful three-year-old when her stomach and legs started to bother her.  After many visits to her pediatrician, the ER and finally the children’s hospital, Cora was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma.  For 28 months, she endured chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, a stem cell transplant, immunotherapy, and two clinical trials but in the end at the age of 5, neuroblastoma took their beautiful and courageous little girl.


They learned so much during that horrific process and one thing they know is if they can prevent one other family from going through this process, then together we have done a good thing.  The only way they can achieve this is through private funding from businesses and people to raise funds for research in the hope of finding more humane treatments and a cure.  Please help all the children, cancer does not discriminate.


Please consider donating today:


NCF, Cora’s Giving Fund

C/O Pat Corrao

23639 Copperleaf Dr

Venice, FL  34293


Information on the golf tournament is below



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