It’s Time to Fly: Will you help us reach the finish line?

June 1, 2012

This month, we are using our newsletter to help support an organization that is especially important to us: the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Specifically, we want to tell you about an event that is coming up at the end of June – “Time to Fly.”

As their website says, the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) “invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.” CCRF has made a huge impact on the field of children’s cancer since they started in 1981, but their work is not nearly done. The “Time to Fly” event is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are proud to be both sponsors and participants.

This organization is meaningful to us on a personal level, because Emily Eaton and John Golden’s son Julian was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2011. Although leukemia is one of the most curable types of pediatric cancer, the treatment that is required to fight this cancer carries great risks. Julian put up a heroic fight, but lost his battle with leukemia on March 3, 2011. He died just nine days before his 4th birthday.You can read more about Julian’s story at

One year ago, John created the team “Joggers for Julian” for CCRF’s 2011 Time to Fly. The whole Crux Collaborative staff and many of our family and friends participated in honor of Julian’s memory. Not only did we have fun, we received several awards for participation and fundraising. You can read about last year’s event in our July 2011 newsletter

On June 30, 2012, “Joggers for Julian” will be jogging to support CCRF once again. Just like last year, all of the Crux Collaborative staff will be walking the in the 5k, or running in the 5k or 10k. This event is not only an opportunity to honor Julian’s life, it’s an opportunity to help other families avoid a similar outcome.

Will you help us reach the finish line? Please visit to learn more about how you can support us by donating and/or participating with us. Every dollar we raise helps CCRF fund life-saving research to provide better outcomes for families impacted by children’s cancer.


By John Golden

John’s career in interactive media design began in 1995 and has spanned over two decades with a focus on developing simple, streamlined approaches for complex problems.

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