Raising funding for blood cancer and GvHD research


We are very excited that one of the Cleveland Clinic BMT oncologists has organized a team for the Cleveland Half-Marathon on May 20, 2018.

Her team the “Cowden Chasers” already has five people on her team.

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Tee Off On Leukemia Golf Event:

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Firestone Country Club
, South Course will attract many generous golf enthusiasts for the annual Tee Off On Leukemia event on Thursday June 8, 2017. The players, together with their families, support finding a cure for leukemia and other blood cancers. Over 894,500 people are living with these diseases to date.

A single mission… to find a cure for leukemia and other blood cancers. Tee Off On Leukemia’s success is driven by the personal experiences of those whose lives have been affected by leukemia and other blood cancers, and who are determined to bring about new treatments and, most importantly… a cure.

Limited to 10 foursomes. $450 per person, $1800 per foursome.


Six Courses for a Cure:

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Six Courses for a Cure is the result of the creative genius of Roger Thomas, Executive Chef, Beverly Hills, CA. and Pete Olsen, owner of The Tasting Room in Wadsworth, Ohio.

After meeting Gerry and Marti Cowden at a family celebration and hearing the story of their daughter Meredith and her courageous battle against leukemia, Roger and Pete suggested the idea of a wine dinner to benefit the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation.

Both Pete and Roger have hosted and participated in many wine dinners to raise funding for charities and worthwhile causes in northeast Ohio, specifically the Akron area where the Cowden’s live.

In 2017, this event which is the second scheduled fundraiser of the year for the Cowden Foundation. This exciting event will be held in the beautiful Fairlawn Country Club, 200 North Wheaton Road, Akron, Ohio on Friday, August 4, 2017.


Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD) National Symposuim

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Vision – Goals:

I. World class conference focused on Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD)

  1. Geared toward both clinical and research applications
  2. Move field forward for both clinical and research areas of GvHD
  3. Improve the standard of care for both acute and chronic GvHD
  4. Friday, October 13, 2017

II. Support from MAC Foundation, University Hospital, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (tbd)

  1. Corporate sponsorship currently being negotiated