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CURE Childhood Cancer

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
BETWEEN
THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
AND
CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER

This agreement entered into on this 5th day of May, 2016, by and between The
Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board”
And
CURE Childhood Cancer, hereinafter referred to as “CURE.”

WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become contributing
citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make responsible
decisions, utilize technology effectively and adapt to the challenges of the future, and

WHEREAS, one of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to increase parental and
community involvement through public engagement policies and practices that treat
parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of
higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational process, and

WHEREAS, the CURE mission is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through
funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families, and CURE
believes that childhood cancer can be cured in our lifetime, and

WHEREAS, cancer is the No. 1 cause of death by disease among children; one in 285
children were diagnosed with cancer in 2014; more than 40,000 children undergo cancer
treatment each year; on average, one in every four elementary schools has a child with
cancer; and the average high school has two students who are pediatric cancer patients
or survivors, and

WHEREAS, CURE’s Coins4CURE program invites schools to raise money to advance
CURE’s mission to fund research aimed at solving cancers which affect children and
providing support to local patients and their families, and

WHEREAS, the Coins4CURE program helps students learn compassion by giving
generosity, develop leadership skills within school clubs/organizations by coordinating
the program and foster team-building within classrooms and schools, and

Now therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein the
parties agree as follows:

ARTICLE I
The parties agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated herein
by reference

ARTICLE II
The School Board will:
1. Encourage Cherokee County elementary, middle, and high schools to participate in
Coins4CURE.
2. Provide a school coordinator at each interested school site to work in conjunction
with CURE to implement aforementioned program. Typically, school coordinators are
nurses, guidance counselors, gym teachers, health teachers or club sponsors.
3. The Coordinator’s role will include promoting the program using supplied materials;
distributing parent letters and coin boxes to students and teachers; collecting and
submitting all donations, setting achievable goals, enlisting student and/or adult
volunteers, and coordinating the event in conjunction with CURE.
4. Recognize the last week of September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.”

ARTICLE III
CURE will:
1. Conduct a Coins4CURE informational planning session with each principal and/or
potential Coordinator of each interested school prior to the program.
2. Abide by the rules and regulations contained in the School Board’s Solicitation by
Students Policy (JKB/KEBB), that prohibits students in Grade 8 or lower from
participating in door-to-door sales.
3. Provide all Coins4CURE materials to the participating school sites. Provide in-service
and year-round assistance to coordinators, teachers and administrators on how to make
the program a school-wide event. Offer and host school presentations by trained CURE
staff and/or volunteers in the form of student club coaching/planning sessions, schoolwide
assemblies, closed-circuit TV presentations, etc. Work with the Coordinator to
schedule presentations with principal approval.
4. Provide all earned thank-you gifts prizes to ensure a successful event.
5. Provide recognition to local media when possible.
6. Accept all children/interested participants for participation in programs without regard
to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or handicapping condition or
any other discrimination recognized and prohibited by State or Federal Law.
Children/participants with handicaps must be provided all necessary levels of
supervision and must be included within the activities of the partnering organization.
CURE shall adhere to all local, State or Federal laws in connection with the covenants
and conditions set forth in this agreement.

ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is May 5, 2016 through May 5, 2017. This contract shall
automatically renew for additional terms not to exceed five years unless either party
notifies the other at least 60 days prior to renewal date.

ARTICLE V
This contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written
notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice of this contract shall be given
to the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114
and to CURE Childhood Cancer at 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N402, Atlanta, GA
30338.