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

22 hours ago

Claire's Army

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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2 days ago

Claire's Army

Please Help - many of you ask for ways to get involved and take action - this is an easy one that makes a HUGE impact. The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas provides blood products to this community and they can't do it without donors. Claire's Army is passionate about blood donations because Claire, and many more children who fight cancer depend on this life-saving gift - daily, weekly, monthly. We'd love to see you at the Saving Our Summer Blood Drive next week - if you can't make it on 8/23 - you can schedule an appointment where and when it's convenient for you at www.cbcc.us/donate-blood ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Claire's Army

Impact Mail - Claire's Army never expects to receive thank you notes from the families we serve - we want them to focus as much as possible on their child in treatment and holding their family together. We received this note from a patient who received a Claire Package and with her family's permission, we wanted you to read. 📬💕 Thank you Army - for your charitable acts and contributions that make these moments priceless. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Claire's Army

2018 Claire's Army Gala Presenting Sponsor Thank You - This team of talent hit it out of the park AGAIN this year. Plate Perfect Catering, Mama Ricotta's Restaurant, Midwood Smokehouse, Paco's Tacos & Tequila, and Yafo Kitchen brought food, creativity, and service together to serve our guests and volunteers Saturday August 4th. Check out their work in a few of these photos - don't miss the sweet detail they incorporated into each of their amazing food displays - a touch of pink to remember Claire. 🎀🥗🎁🍝 If you aren't already dining at one or more of these restaurants, this is your friendly reminder - please give your business to a group who has supported us since the beginning. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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More than Volunteers - This was the only moment all night that we were able to stand side by side and celebrate months of hard work. Bre Nicole, Morgan Hunt, Stephanie Nicole Hannah, Dana Cuddihy, Stephanie Simon, Meg Walters, and Kim Thompson Wiles - you ladies are angels on earth. On top of your full time jobs as nurses, business owners, and mothers, you poured countless hours of time and energy to make the 2018 Claire's Army Gala more a fundraising event. You made sure that Claire's essence was part of every detail and that our guests knew her. Only 2 ladies in this photo had the chance to meet Claire in her lifetime but everyone pictured here honors her legacy in their desire to serve others fighting childhood cancer. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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