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27671 Rosebud Way, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

info@goldrushcure.org

+1 949 662-3884

holiday hope 2022

DONATE TO HOLIDAY HOPE

Help Gold Rush Cure reach an additional 30 families this holiday season.

We bring hope and encouragement to children fighting cancer and advocate for cures. Join us in this fight.

all VOLUNTEER RUN

GRCF is all-volunteer run.  Our teams support our charity from the love for our superheroes.

Pot of Gold Program

Our patient support program is in over 100 children's hospitals around the United States.

our founding hero

GRCF was started in honor of Christian Barker and his journey fighting a rare form of leukemia.

ADVOCACY

Children need increased research funding and better treatments to fight childhood cancer.

about #grcf

Founded in honor of Christian Barker, our fight goes deep and we are rushing every day to reach children fighting cancer. Discover how you can be part of the rush to support true heroes.

Become a Volunteer

GRCF provides a way for those who care about children with cancer to reach the front lines and get involved. Our volunteers are always the ones doing Pot of Gold deliveries.

Provide support for kids

We couldn't do what we do without so many people saying YES and giving back. Our donors make our program a reality and our growth is up to you. Make a donation today.
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900+ Heroes are
Pot of gold recipients

a smile goes a long way

bring hope and encouragement

Our Pot of Gold program has provided over 900 children, and their siblings, with a moment of encouragement and hope in a long battle with childhood cancer.  It is important to us that we recognize and celebrate our superheroes and we show up big for their courage and be the voice saying, “we are with you”.  This mission has led us to over 100 children hospitals, and we need to reach more.

CURRENT SUPPORT

our vision

this year we've been busy

we are expanding & meeting the need for care centers

Gold Rush Cure Foundation hosted our first Celebrating Childhood Cancer Heroes Gala in over 2 years and is on track to deliver over 160+ Pots of Gold.

POT OF GOLD DELIVERIES GOAL
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FUNDING GOAL FOR 2022
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our long term mission

Reach Children Fighting Cancer in the United States

GRCF works with a number of children’s hospitals and has delivered over 900 Pots of Gold – but it isn’t enough.  We want to make sure we bring hope and encouragement to every child who needs it at that critical time.  We also want to see increased research funding and better treatments for children fighting cancer.  We want to be a voice for the voiceless.

Meet chase

Become a Volunteer

Why We Need You

You get to meet childhood cancer families

Few organizations provide you with a chance to meet the heroes we support directly.  Our Pot of Gold program is a direct patient support program and your volunteer experience can include opportunities to meet them and be the one delivering hope and encouragement.

Online training makes it easy for you to get up to speed

Our online volunteer portal helps you to learn what you need to in order to join Gold Rush Cure Foundation as a volunteer.  Simple videos and guides will tell you about our process and make it easy for you to represent GRCF and be an advocate for children fighting cancer.

We plan ahead so you can volunteer when you want

The Pot of Gold program is well planned and each delivery has a process.  We help you manage this and plan ahead so you can volunteer when your schedule allows.  Flexibility is essential.  GRCF will still occasionally do last minute and urgent requests but we will send an email for sign-ups when these opportunities come up.

Represent GRCF at events and fundraisers

Help represent GRCF at fundraisers, events and in-person functions.  We would love to have you represent us and children fighting cancer.  Our volunteers are given in-person opportunities through our volunteer portal.  

want to help deliver pots of gold?

GET ON THE RUSH LIST

We work nationwide, but we don’t always have volunteer needs in all areas.  Getting on the RUSH List lets us know you’re interested in helping and as soon as we have a need we will contact  you.

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JOIN THE RUSH LIST​

When a child fighting cancer needs help – we call you.  The RUSH List helps us serve the entire United States, thanks to you.

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GRCF Locations

Gold Rush Cure is all-volunteer-run. A GRCF Location means we commit to the local pediatric cancer units in that region through our Pot of Gold program and have an infrastructure of volunteer support and logistics.

ORANGE COUNTY CA (hq)

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (HQ)

Location Team Leader:
Marci Padgett marci@goldrushcure.org
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LOS ANGELES, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA

Location Team Leader:
Christy Ambler christy@goldrushcure.org
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SAN DIEGO, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA

Location Team Leader:
Ashley Smith ashley@goldrushcure.org
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BAY AREA, CA

BAY AREA, CA

Location Team Leader:
Rowena Baginski rowena@goldrushcure.org
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PHOENIX/TUCSON, AZ

PHOENIX/TUCSON, AZ

Location Team Leader:
Jeremy Bliler jeremy@goldrushcure.org
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SEATTLE, WA

SEATTLE, WA

Location Team Leader:

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Location Team Leader:
Dillon Bliler dillon@goldrushcure.org
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NEW YORK CITY, NY

NEW YORK CITY, NY

Location Team Leader:

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WASHINGTON, DC

WASHINGTON, DC

Location Team Leader:
Isabelle Fontana isabelle@goldrushcure.org
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covid-19 notice

We are mindful of our young heroes fighting cancer, many of whom are immunocompromised and going through difficult treatment. In early 2022, Gold Rush Cure announced that the ubiquitous COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted. However, volunteers working with the Pot of Gold program are asked to:

GRCF always relies on the parents to make the ultimate decision on delivery location and preferences. Volunteers for GRCF will reach out prior to discuss deliveries and allow the parent(s)/guardians to make the best decision for their family.

No GRCF events are currently impacted by COVID-19 and will proceed as scheduled.