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Kate's Cure

February 18, 2013 | Brian Brewer

It's uplifting whenever anyone goes out of their way to help others. It's even more inspiring when an 11 year old chooses to do something about cancer.

We at CRI were touched to learn the story of young Kate Bockholt, who after watching her mom battle (and beat) non-Hodgkin lymphoma, decided she wanted to help fund cancer research so others wouldn't have to suffer.

Using her mother's jewelry making equipment, Kate fashioned an original sterling silver necklace with the word HOPE handstamped into it. Each necklace comes with a colored gem of the buyer's choice to represent a particular type of cancer.

Kate offers the necklace through her mother's website, and donates 100% of the proceeds to the Cancer Research Institute.

Check out this inspiring story by reading our interview with Kate. If you'd like to order one of these necklaces for yourself, head over to

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