WHO IS THE ARMY?

The Army goes forward.

The Army is you, it’s me and it’s our community.

When Claire was diagnosed with cancer, our personal community acted. They acted in big ways with financial support and with meals. They also acted in small, meaningful ways bringing by baskets of goodies, sending cards, posting words of encouragement on CaringBridge and so much more. We literally could feel prayers surrounding us like a warm blanket on a cold day.

One day early on in our battle, we were on our way from the children’s hospital to the surgical suites for Claire’s tumor to be biopsied. It was our first big event in the treatment process and we were terrified. Many of our family and friends were with us as we made the long walk from one end of the hospital to the other. One of our friends looked back and then looked at Claire and said, “ Wow Claire you have a whole Army behind you.” From that day forward our friends, family and supporters were known as Claire’s Army.

Looking back now, we understand that we were the exception to the rule. Most families don’t have Armies, and even if they do, they are not as experienced and organized as this one. We have been to battle once and now we are prepared to do battle for others.

With your support we can use this vast network to fulfill needs that every newly diagnosed family has. We will do it in love, and we will do it simply because we care.

Please pledge your support and join the Army today.

SERVE FAMILIES. LOVE KIDS. FIGHT CANCER.

CONTACT US

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ADDRESS

P. O. Box 78571
Charlotte, NC 28271

 

PHONE

704-604-4892

 

EMAIL

info@clairesarmy.org

2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

Claire's Army

In celebration of Claire’s birthday, we stopped by Baked Well this morning to pick up some treats to share with some special friends later. To our sweet surprise these were waiting in the window. 💕 This local bakery 🍰🥧🍡 sponsored our Gala and has stolen our hearts. If you’re anywhere near Matthews today, please say hello to our baker friend Elle and try one or more of these cookies. 🍪 ... See MoreSee Less

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Claire Ratliff (9 years old this Thursday)

4th Grader Elizabeth Lane Elementary. One of the hardest reminders on one of the hardest days that time marches on without our girl.
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1 month ago

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We are helping Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Levine Children's put out an S.O.S. to all local blood donors to Save our Summer! The inaugural Save Our Summer Blood Drive will take place 11 am-7pm Thursday, August 23, in the main conference room of Levine Children's Hospital. Stop by to give on your lunch break, on your way home from work, or when you need a break. Make your appointment today: www.cbcc.us | 1-888-59BLOOD ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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From a Patient's Dad - "Hi lovely Army, we were blessed by your gifts, thank you so much. Today we will be spoiled with lovely food from Claire's Army, hopefully Phil will be able to eat some of it."
We received permission to share these sweet words, which were sent to us after receiving a Claire Package 🎁at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital and learning about our meal 🥗🌮🥘program. Thank you Army for donating, volunteering your time, and making an impact in the lives of patients and families fighting pediatric cancer. 💛💛💛
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