Welcome to Kelsey’s Cure

Thanks for visiting kelseyscure.com. We’re all working together to help cure blood cancers and bring awareness to bone marrow transplants. Kelsey’s Cure was originally founded to support Kelsey Trusty Bishop and her family in her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Thanks to the support of our community, thousands of dollars were raised to fund a Bone Marrow Transplant for Kelsey. Now, nearly two years after her transplant, she has carried Kelsey’s Cure on with the goal of giving the same support she received to those facing the same battle. Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer. Want to help? Here’s how we can use your help.

1. Donate The chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant expenses are incredibly expensive. You can help  families by donating and relieving some of that burden. 100% of the funds donated go STRAIGHT to recipients. This is a the most urgent way you can help.

2. Register Join the National Marrow Donor Registry. This is the next most urgent way to help. Getting a bone marrow transplant is the only known curative treatment for many blood cancers and disorders. A suitable donor must match almost IDENTICALLY to the recipient. The more folks who are on the registry, the more likely a match is to be found. IT’S EASY, NON-INVASIVE… and FREE.

3. Spread the Word Tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about kelseyscure.com! Use the hashtag #kelseyscure to follow our feeds! We need to get everyone we can and if you can help tell five, ten or 20 more people about the site we can increase the impact. THANK YOU for your help! It means more than you will ever know.

Car Show and Craft Fair, May 14 in Downtown Gainesville

Make plans to join us for the 3rd Annual Kelsey’s Cure Car Show and Craft Fair! This year’s event will be held from 9am to 2pm at the corner of Main Street and Jesse Jewel Parkway in the lot directly across from Wild Wings Cafe in Downtown. There will be hot rods, classic cruisers, and everything in-between joining to compete for the title of “Best in Show”. In addition to the cars, there will also be a food truck or two to satisfy your cravings and a hefty lot of raffle items you may be lucky enough to take home! Furthermore, there will be many local crafters and vendors set up at the craft fair!

Each year nominations are made and one recipient, a local person battling blood cancer, is chosen to be the sole beneficiary of all proceeds raised from the show. Local businesses and individuals work together to fund the event, acting as sponsors to cover costs such as t-shirts, permits, and supplies. This year, our recipient is 26 year old Jason Webb who is battling stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Jason was diagnosed in November of 2015. Read more about his story here.

Want to get involved?

Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $500 are available. Sponsorships allow for more funds to be given directly to Jason and his family. Download and print a sponsorship form today.

Join the raffle committee! Last year’s recipient Darlene Underwood is our raffle committee chair this year, and she is working hard to collect excellent items for our raffle. Do you have access to items such as electronics, event tickets, car detailing kits, auto memorabilia, etc? Consider joining the committee today. Give us a shout via email if you are interested. Kelseyscurefoundation@gmail.com

Spread the word. Download and print the flyer and share it with anyone you think would be interested in participating or attending the show. With your help we can make an impact!

Our community has consistently shown up to rally around the families we support, families who are facing critical health crises and need a little “boost”. Anything we can do to positively impact those in our community, let’s do it!

Questions? Give us a call or drop us an email at 678.943.6176 or kelseyscurefoundation@gmail.com.

Kelsey's Story

Kelsey Trusty Bishop was attending nursing school in November 2011 when she was hit by a sudden wave of extreme fatigue and dizziness one day. Following a battery of tests, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

She started chemotherapy the next day. “I had a great prognosis,” she reflected. “I just needed to do the six months of chemotherapy.” Bishop said she had no issues with the treatment, and the cancer went into a complete remission once the six months were over. But, just over a year following the initial chemo, the news was not so positive.

Read the whole story