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Announcements:

October 10, 2011 Kallan's Klan has launched their newest program, Kallan's Helping Hand for Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients.  We will provide those necessary items that the family of a pediatric brain tumor patient has no other way of providing to their child.  If you think you are elegible, just have your social worker contact us and we will take care of the rest.



January 21, 2011 The 2nd Annual Amazing Chase will be held on July 23, 2011.  This event was very successful last year, and this event will be bigger and better than the first Amazing Chase.  Stay tuned for registration Info.



July 24, 2010
Kallan's Korner is finally complete !!  This is a Healthy Education Playground for children of all ages to enjoy and to get healthy.  Kallan's Klan funded this entire project and are very happy that the kids will be able to access and use this great facility !!



July 17, 2010  The PA Amazing Chase was held and was a huge success.  10 teams of 2 competed in this first annual event.  Everyone had a wonderful time.  Congrats to Team Metro for winning the event.  Pics are posted at www.paamazingchase.com .

July 10, 2010  The Meadows Original Frozen Custard opens to huge crowds !!  This locaiton is owned by the founders of Kallan's Klan, in which 100 % of the profits are donated to Kallan's Klan to accomplish our mission.  The owners will take no pay and no profits from this location.  Finding a cure for pediatric cancer is their reward.  The shop is located at 740 Wertzville Road, Enola, PA 17025.  More info can be found at www.meadowsenola.com .

June 15, 2010  Kallan's Klan makes 1st Payment to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in support of the "Kallan Leigh Hammaker Memorial Play Area" to be located in the New Children's Hospital !!




June 5, 2010  Read about Kallan's Klan and The PA Amazing Chase in June's edition of Central Penn Parent



May 24, 2010  The Meadows has an opening date.  July 10th.  Web site, grand opening date and facebook page to come soon !!

May 24, 2010  Kallan's Korner is 50 % complete.  Bike Path is done, just waiting for the equipment to be installed.  Giving back to the kids in a fun, healthy way is one of our main mission points.



March 17, 2010 
2009 990 is available for review.  Per Federal law, we are required to supply a copy of our 990 for anyone who requests a copy for review.  We are doing one better, and posting it on our web site.  This 990 is a short and concise review of 2009, how much money we raised and where it all went.  Enjoy.



February 3, 2010  The Amazing Chase Fundraiser Registration now available !!

www.paamazingchase.com


January 11, 2010  Kallan's Klan receives the check from all the work JFC did for Kallan's Klan in 2009.  The check was for $7,000, and they raised over $12,000 in total.  Thank you JFC for all of your hard work !!




January 8, 2010 
Kallan's Klan was approved the East Pennsboro School District School Board to proceed with our latest project "Kallan's Korner", a fitness area with a bike path, which will be located at the West Creek Hills Elementary School in Camp Hill, PA.

We are ready to proceed immediately, and are very excited to give this to the kids in Kallan's memory.  Not only will this be an enhancement to the community, but it will accomplish our goal of teaching children the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle.

We would like to thank all those who have been involved to date, and a special thank you the East Pennsboro School Board for giving us this opportunity.

January 6, 2010
Kallan's Klan annouces their summer fundraiser will be "The Amazing Chase" around the Harrisburg Area.  This is a race that the participants will have to race around Harrisburg, do silly tasks to get their next clue, and be prepared to have a lot of fun.  It is modeled after that great tv show, well, you know the one !!

Look for the Media Blitz starting February 2010 with rules, applications and deadlines !!



December 31, 2009 
Kallan's Klan completes their first full year.  Kallan's Klan was very fortunate to meet our aggressive budget for this year.  Financial statements will be posted for review once our IRS 990 is filed in February 2010.

November 13, 2009 --
The Penn State Hershey Medical Center Breaks Ground for the New Children's Hospital.

Read Article



October 20, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan is pleased to announce their newest project -- Kallan's Korner.  Kallan's Korner is a health education playground with a bike path that will be located at the West Creek Hills Elementary School.  This will not only give back to the kids in Kallan's Community, but it will teach them how to live an active lifestyle, have correct nutrition, and how to avoid childhood illnesses. 

We are still in the planning phase, but once complete, and all the necessary approvals are attained, this will be a great addition to a wonderful community !!


October 20, 2009  --
Kallan's Klan is pleased to announce a blow-out fundraiser scheduled for July 2010 !!  The fundraiser will be similar to The Amazing Race (as seen on CBS) called The Amazing Chase.  The Chase will take place around the Harrisburg Area, and be a great time for all.  I should also mention that the winner of The Amazing Chase will be awarded $5,000 (donated by our Chase Sponsor) !!  Stay tuned for more details, advertising in local media outlets, and it's very own website !!

October 20, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan is now a PA State Registered Charity.  The registration was necessary, and is in addition to our 501 (c)(3) designation as a public charity.

October 19, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan has been officially invited to the ground-breaking of the new children's hospital at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  As the sponsor of the "Kallan Leigh Hammaker Memorial Playroom", we are thrilled to be a part of this and thrilled that this much needed facility will finally become a reality !!


September 3rd -- Happy Birthday Kallan !!

The world was blessed 10 years ago when you were born, and you touched so many people in your short life.  We miss you and love you so very, very much.


August 12, 2009
-- Congratulations to Kelsie Dively for being named the recipient of the "Kallan Leigh Hammaker Memorial Scholarship" for an EPASD Student wanting to pursue a degree in Elementary Education !!





Kelsie will be attending Bloomsburg University, and her accomplishments include many hours of volunteering in the community.

We are honored to be able to award her this scholarship as she pursues her dream !!

August 5, 2009
-- Congratulations to Jonathon Sangrey for being awarded the "Kallan Leigh Hammaker Memorial Scholarship" for a pediatric brain tumor survivor.  Jonathon is from Lancaster and will be attending Bloomsburg University. 

    

We are honored to be able to assist Jonathon in his journey to pursue his goals.  Jonathon is currently in remission and anxious to get to college !!



June 15, 2009
-- Cookbooks are now available for order !!!  The cookbooks will be $10 each and will have recipes in from all who knew Kallan.  There will also be pictures of our little princess so everytime the cookbook is used, we can be reminded how special she was.

To Place orders, send an email to
info@kallansklan.org.  Payment can be made via cash, check or by credit card.


May 30, 2009
-- Thank you all to participated and organized the Chilli Cookoff.  It was a great time, and the Chilli was fantastic !!

May 20, 2009
-- Kallan's Klan is working on an exciting project at the West Creek Hills Elementary School.  Please check back for details !!


May 16, 2009
-- Thank you to all of you who came out and supported us during our Spring Fair at the West Creek Hills Elementary School.  We had a wonderful time, got the word out about Pediatric Cancer, and remembered Kallan in her favorite place !!

April 25, 2009
-- JFC announced a really cool fundraiser.  On May 30th, JFC will host a Chilli Cookoff, from 12 pm to 4 pm, at the Hampden Township Recreation Building across from the Sporting Hill Elementary School.  General Admission is $10 and to enter your Chilli $15.  Hope to see you there !!


April 20, 2009
-- Thank you to all who attended the Friendly's night for Kallan's Klan hosted by JFC.  We raised over $250 !!


April 4, 2009 --  Thank you to the Creekside Crawdads for raising $700 for Kallan's Klan during their recent Disc Golf Tournament.  Kallan's Klan appreciates their support !!

April 3, 2009 -- Thank you to JFC and The Cove Restaurant for donating a percentage of their business on March 12.  The Cove raised $300 for Kallan's Klan !!

April 2, 2009
-- Thank you to Drayer Physical Therapy for doing a dress down day for Kallan's Klan.  They raised a $100 for Kallan's Klan !!

March 30, 2009
-- Kallan's Klan 1st Newsletter is now available.  It is full of upcoming events, news and things we are working on as an organization.  To read the newsletter, click here.


March 27, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan needs recipes !!  The ladies at Rolling Green Memorial Cemetary are creating a cookbook for Kallan's Klan that will be in removable sections, be full of recipes, and pictures of Kallan.  ALL Recipes are welcome.  Please email them to info@kallansklan.org.

March 23, 2009
-- Kallan's Klan has partnered with The Meadows Frozen Custard !!  Kallan's Klan will own and operate a franchised location of The Meadows Frozen Custard in East Pennsboro Township.  ALL PROFITS will be donated to Kallan's Klan in our goal of fighting Pediatric Cancer. 

The Meadows Frozen Custard is headquartered in Western PA and is well known in that area of the state as the Ice Cream of choice.  There are a number of locations with the closest being in Chambersburg, PA and a location in Gettysburg, PA opening April 2009.  Their customers are fiercly loyal to The Meadows, and we hope to offer the same great product and service as the other locations.

More information can be found at www.meadowsfrozencustard.com/.

Kallan's Klan would like to give a special THANK YOU to Steve Gardner, Director of The Meadows Franchise System, for working with us to make this happen.  We are etnerally Grateful for your efforts.

We hope to have The Meadows-Enola open soon.  Stay tuned for details !!

March 20, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan has been named the recipient of the "Everyday Hero" award presented by Mid-Penn Bank.  We are very honored to be selected for this award !!

March 16, 2009
-- Kallan's Klan has pledged a commitment of $100,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City to be used by Dr. Kim Kramer in her work in developing the I-3F8/I-8H9 therapy.

Kallan's Klan is a huge supporter of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Kim Kramer and the I-3F8/I-8H9 protocol for relapsed brain tumor patients.

This therapy is a monoclonal antibody that seeks out the cancer cells in the Central Nervous System, attaches to those cancer cells and delivers a lethal dose of medicine to kill those cancer cells while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.

Kallan participated in a Phase II clinical trial of I-3F8, and our experience was not successful due to Kallan's lesions being too large.  Regardless of our experience, Kallan's Klan feels this therapy has the promise to be a success for Relapsed Medulloblastoma children.

Kallan's Klan will continue to support these clinical trials and do whatever possible to help Dr. Kramer succeed with this protocol !!

We know Kallan would approve !!

February 9, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Hall Foundation !!  Thank you !! 

February 6, 2009 -- Kallan's Klan has partnered with the Penn State Hershey Medical Center to sponsor the Main Play Area in the Pediatric Hemotology/Oncology Clinic in the NEW Children's Hospital.  This will be known as the:

    "Kallan Leigh Hammaker Memorial Play Area"


and will be next to the check in/out desk in the new outpatient clinic.  This will provide those children waiting to see their doctor and/or waiting for an infusion room, blood test results, etc a place to spend their time.  Kallan would be so Proud !!!


January 2009 -- Kallan's Klan has partnered with the Creekside Crawdad's !!  The Creekside Crawdad's are a group of dedicated Disc Golfer's who love to play disc golf, but also enjoy raising money for Charity.  They have raised money for The Four Diamonds Fund in the past, and we are honored to be partnered with them.


December 2, 2008 -- Kallan's Klan has been selected as the 2009 Charity for JFC Staffing Associates.  JFC Staffing Associates is one of the largest and most respected Staffing firms in Central PA, and they are passionate about giving back to the community.  With offices in Camp Hill, Lancaster, Harrisburg, York, Carlisle and Chambersburg, JFC Staffing Associates and Kallan's Klan will make a formidable team in our fight against Pediatric Cancer. Stay tuned for more information as we enter 2009 !!  For more information on JFC Staffing Associates, please see our partners page for a link to their website.


November 2008 -- WE DID IT !!  Our 501 (c) (3) status has been approved !!! 

October 2008 -- Kallan's Klan has partnered with the Crusin' Creekers !!  The Crusin' Creekers are a dedicated bunch of teachers at the West Creek Hills elementary school in the EPASD.  The Crusin' Creekers raise money for the American Cancer Society via Relay for Life while teaching their students the importance of community service.  The first joint event will be a "blowout" Sping Fair to be held May 2009 at the West Creek Hills Elementary. Stay tuned for details !!

Kallan's Klan is exicted about this partnership to fight Cancer and our hope is to do more joint functions with the Crusin' Creekers in the future !!

October 10, 2008 -- Carl Sherlock selected as the first recipient of the "Kallan Leigh Hammaker Memorial Scholarship" for a brain tumor survivor for the 2008-2009 School Year.  Carl is a survivor of a Medulloblastoma.  We are honored to be able to help Carl !!



              

Carl is a 5th year senior at Penn State University, is finished with therapy, and is doing very well.

May 15, 2008 -- Kallan's Picture and her story on Penn State Hershey Medical Center's Web site's Home Page --
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Kallan's Voice Will be Heard Again !!

Upcoming Events:

2014 -- Stay Tuned for news about our new Education Center for Families of Pediatric Cancer Patients.  Our initial Focus will be Pediatric Brain Tumors, since this is where our knowledge and medical contacts exist.