MENU

News

Extra Extra! Get your Cooley news!

Take a minute to catch up & read about CKMC® in the media.

If you are interested in writing an article about CKMC, please contact our Marketing Director at marketing@ckmc.org

  • 2018 Motorcycle Raffle

    Win a 2017 Harley Davidson 1200 Custom motorcycle! Here is your chance to become a Harley owner! Your ODDS are amazing!  Only 300 tickets will be sold! This beauty is worth over $12,000, and will be raffled off to one lucky winner at our 2018 KISS IT Gala! Drawing date:  March 10th, 2018 Belvedere Banquets, Elk
    Read more
  • Fulfilling a Dream has the Power to Change You

    The Power of Daniel There are few things in my life that surprise me – this is despite running a $125m global cyber security business tracking world-wide hackers, being a Star on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and driving Ferraris at 200 miles per hour. In early April 2014, I had the opportunity to speak at the
    Read more
  • St. Charles woman runs with a purpose

    Doctors diagnosed St. Charles resident Stacey Elders with Type 1 diabetes about seven years ago, just a week and a half before her 30th birthday. Knowing it would help her manage diabetes and boost her bid to still eat junk food once in a while, Elders took up running shortly thereafter. Elders covers five to
    Read more
  • ‘Cancer Kiss My Cooley’ Cheers Cubs Against Brewers

    The CKMC Baseball Outing will be Saturday, April 20 when the Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Stadium in Milwaukee. The game starts at 6:10 p.m. The cost is $30. CKMC will receive a $10 from each ticket sold. There is a limited supply of tickets so it’s first come/first serve.
    Read more
  • Baby Born of Cancer Turns 1

    Matthew Erickson was born on Dec. 11, 2011, with brain cancer. A year later, after many surgeries and rounds of chemo, he is thriving. Sue Erickson talks about her son’s life and the joy of celebrating his 1st birthday. (Stacey Wescott, Tribune) Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-121220-matthew-erickson-1-year-old-birthday-ndn-video-embeddedvideo.html
    Read more
  • Getting ready for race helps Huntley boy remember his best friend

    The memories of when he and his best friend Carter Kettner were “little” come flooding back to 8-year-old Ben Keaty. Ben remembers how he and Carter, who lived next door, did everything together. They played with their Pokemon stuff. They made up their own knock-knock jokes. They squeezed into the single seat of a little,
    Read more
  • Carter’s Dad Runs in His Memory

    Huntley resident Joe Kettner will run the Chicago Half Marathon and Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K run this weekend. Joe Kettner’s son, Carter, was at the finish line with his captivating smile when the Huntley man ran his first half marathon for the American Cancer Society. “The beautiful thing about that race that got me
    Read more
  • Huntley Pediatric Cancer Foundation Helps Victim Attend Prom

     Cancer Kiss My Cooley, the foundation in honor of young Huntley Cancer victim Carter Kettner made its first “Kiss of Hope” donation recently to a Des Plaines girl diagnosed with brain cancer. Maine West Junior Amber Moosvi, 16, is undergoing expensive chemotherapy and her mother wasn’t sure she’d be able to attend her junior prom. 
    Read more
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois Partnership

    CKMC is proud to announce the following partnership! cancer kiss my cooley (CKMC) is partnering with Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois (HPNI) to provide Kisses of HOPE to every child in the agency’s care battling brain cancer. Hope’s Friends, HPNI’s specialized pediatric program dedicated to helping children and their families affected by life-limiting
    Read more
  • $1,300 raised for Carter Kettner Memorial Fund at Colonial Penny Pancake Day

    Nearly $1,300 was raised for the Carter Kettner Memorial Fund last night (June 3) at the Colonial Café Penny Pancake Day in Algonquin. Guests consumed 3,150 pancakes, including those in pancake eating contests held in heats throughout the day. Colonial Café holds annual Penny Pancakes Days at different times of the year for each of
    Read more
  • 6-year-old’s battle with brain cancer moved many in Chicago

    In February of last year, little Carter Kettner was sleeping — a lot. Some days he’d be out for 20 hours. When bath time came around, he wasn’t able to sit up. Doctors diagnosed a malignant brain tumor in the 5-year-old. Carter called it the cookie inside his head. By November, he lost the ability
    Read more
  • Carter Kettner, 2003 – 2010

    6-year-old’s battle with brain cancer moved many in Chicago In February of last year, little Carter Kettner was sleeping — a lot. Some days he’d be out for 20 hours. When bath time came around, he wasn’t able to sit up. Doctors diagnosed a malignant brain tumor in the 5-year-old. Carter called it the cookie
    Read more
  • Boy succumbs to cancer after inspiring fight

    Carter Kettner, a 6-year-old boy who inspired suburban residents with his brave fight against a malignant brain tumor, died early Wednesday morning at his Huntley home. Carter was diagnosed in February 2009 with an inoperable tumor in his brainstem. His cheerful resolve as he repeatedly beat the odds doctors gave him prompted many to rally
    Read more
  • Huntley Celebrates Carter Kettner Day

    Carter Kettner Day in Huntley brought 300 well-wishers to the Wal-Mart parking lot Friday to cheer the local five year-old on in his battle with recently-diagnosed inoperable brain cancer. Village Manager Dave Johnson said of young Carter, “You are a very big part of what makes Huntley the kind of village that it is.” Daddy
    Read more
  • Huntley boy becomes Bartlett’s youngest cop

    Huntley 5-year-old Carter Kettner has three dream jobs: police officer, firefighter and ice cream truck driver. On Friday, two of those dreams came true. Carter, who has been diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable brain tumor, was a police officer and firefighter for a day, thanks to the Bartlett Police Department and Bartlett Fire Protection District.
    Read more