Roll Call‘s Warren Rojas wrote a wonderful piece about the founding of KCCure, our president, Dena Battle, and our upcoming, month-long fundraising effort. Check out the article, and get ready for No Tie July!
Former Lobbyist Launches Kidney Cancer Relief Effort – Roll Call
Dena Battle, the onetime House staffer turned tax lobbyist, is taking on an entirely new role as co-founder and president of the fundraising-centric Kidney Cancer Research Alliance, or KCCure. The dramatic career change — Battle quit Capitol Counsel in order to focus on the fledgling nonprofit — is the latest step in the life-changing journey she set upon in 2009 when her husband, GOP communications aide Chris Battle, was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer.
[Dena’s] hoping the “No Tie July” campaign will get D.C. denizens to loosen up for the summer. Participants are encouraged to post pictures of deliberately open collars to grow support for the cause on social media. Pledging at least $1 a day to KCCure throughout the month would help fortify the philanthropic side.
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