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.





P. O. Box 78571
Charlotte, NC 28271







1 day ago

Claire's Army

Thank you Dilworth Grille - for your support of the Claire's Army meal program since 2015! The pediatric oncology patients and families at Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital are thankful for the many dinners 🥗🍔🥨🍕🥣🍝you have provided over the years. We appreciate your ongoing support! www.dilworthgrille.com/about-us ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Upcoming Blood Drive - please help save local lives by donating blood at the Socrates Academy drive on Thursday November 1st - their National Junior Honor Society is working hard with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to recruit at least 50 donors! If you are anywhere near South Charlotte on 11/1, take 30 minutes to give blood - to sign up - www.cbcc.us/signup sponsor code: 51101-32848
Vince Sumner, Rebecca Palmer, Taylor Harris, Kevin Williams,Sarah Smith
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3 days ago

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Best Buddies - 7 years ago this photo was taken of these 3 musketeers, Sarah Crawley, Claire, and Mercede's Story. It was Claire's last round of chemo before we made the trip to Philadelphia for tumor resection and other therapies. They had only met 5 months earlier, but these two previous girls loved Claire like a sister. We miss you and love you so much Claire and Cede. 💖 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Biden Cancer Summit 2018 - via invitation from Family Reach, Claire's Army was given the opportunity to attend the Biden Cancer Initiative Summit in Washington D.C. last month. It was an incredible opportunity to hear MANY of the ways our community and country are stepping up to fight this terrible disease. We are thankful for all of those (scientists, clinicians, physicians, nurses, philanthropists, etc.) who chose this career path so that our children have a
chance. bidencancer.org/patient_caregiver/
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5 days ago

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Hospital Haircuts - ask any parent about the moment they are forced to cut or shave the hair of their child with cancer. It evokes so many emotions and signifies the realness of the diagnosis. Thank goodness that Claire's Army met Tiara of If The Crown Fits - who will make the trip to the hospital to handle any haircare 💇‍♀️needs for our pediatric oncology patients. Tiara possesses the compassion and professionalism to walk into a traumatic situation and handle it with grace and love. 💗 Thank you Tiara for taking care of our special children. Consider her for your children's haircuts at home - the Ratliff family and many others do! ... See MoreSee Less

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