Splash Out Childhood Cancer is a summer long program that everyone can enjoy from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tickets are only $20 plus tax (regular price is $27.99 plus tax) at any of the six Hawaiian Falls waterparks: Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, Waco, and Pflugerville. Tickets must be purchased at TeamConnor.org to receive the discount. Children two years old and under are free.
TeamConnor was founded in 2008 while Connor Cruse of Frisco was in the midst of his four-year battle with neuroblastoma cancer. Connor lost his battle on July 10, 2009 but, according to TeamConnor, it remains committed to fight for children who are battling cancer.
“Connor loved coming to Hawaiian Falls when he was battling cancer because he could forget all the procedures, tests, and doctors and just be a kid,” said Joy Cruse, founder of TeamConnor. “Splash Out Childhood Cancer is a reminder that kids with cancer need to have fun. And it’s an opportunity for the community to help fund more research while enjoying those special moments with family. Hawaiian Falls has been a great partner to help TeamConnor by opening up their parks and donating a portion of the ticket sales to the cause.”
Hawaiian Falls – The Colony has designated July 14 from 10:30 am – 6 pm as Splash Out Childhood Cancer Day. The special day will be filled with fun games, contests and activities. Several honored families will be at Hawaiian Falls representing kids who are currently fighting childhood cancer, survivors, and even families who lost their child to childhood cancer.
“Supporting TeamConnor is part of our mission to give back to the community while bringing families closer together,” said Clint Hill, president of Hawaiian Falls. “We host a fun day at The Colony for Splash Out Childhood Cancer but we also are proud to partner with TeamConnor throughout the entire season to raise funds for more critical research on childhood cancer.”
In addition to Splash Out Childhood Cancer, TeamConnor hosts several other events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research, including:
In addition, TeamConnor’s Coins for Kids with Cancer® program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research. Details on those events can be found at teamconnor.org.
Every year, more than 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.