Christian Gordon Barker is the reason GRC exists. A few months after their son’s death, Gary & Sandy Barker, Christian’s parents, established Gold Rush Cure Foundation in order to raise awareness about Childhood Cancer, a type of cancer which is extremely underfunded.
One day, when Sandy was looking at a baseball uniform with “Gold Rush” on it, she realized that she had the potential for a powerful foundation. Just as the Gold Rush of the 1800s gained attention from people around the world, Gold Rush Cure Foundation wants people to rally to their cause as if it is a gold mine. Additionally, the color of Childhood Cancer is gold, a bright color which represents our hope for the future.
We fight the battle against Childhood Cancer on a one-to-one basis through our Pot of Gold. Pot of Gold focuses on both the child and the family, ensuring that both have the materials they need in this trying time. The children have contents related to their interests, while the parents receive items which improve their quality of life and ability to care for their children.
We need your help. Will you consider sponsoring a Pot of Gold for a child fighting cancer? We are able to continue this program due to generous people like you.
To date, we have made about 15 trips. We need to ensure that those who have political power remember the children who need their help.
A child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. Gold Rush Cure works to make sure that no family is left without help or hope.