Griffin's Guardians is creating change and bringing awareness to Pediatric cancer! Check out some of the media coverage we've received:
October 6, 2022
Eagle News covers the 2022 Can Crush Cancer event!
CRUSHING IT: Griffin's Guardians fundraiser is Oct. 22-23 in Cicero
If the bottles and cans from your summer cookouts have piled up in your garage, don’t recycle them just yet: Can Crush Cancer, a fundraiser for Cicero-based pediatric cancer nonprofit Griffin’s Guardians, returns Oct. 22 and 23.
This is the third year Kevin Toms, now 15, has organized a bottle and can drive in memory of his best friend, Griffin Engle.
August 16, 2022
Check out an article on the Eagle News covering a donation to Griffin's Guardians!
Sky Zone donates $3,000 to Cicero nonprofit Griffin's Guardians
Sky Zone, Syracuse’s premium wall-to-wall trampoline park located in the Dewitt Town Center, raised $3,000 for Cicero nonprofit Griffin’s Guardians through a recent fundraising event. The park donated 100% of its jump pass sales from June 30 to the organization for its Grace’s Sibling Sunshine Program.
“Griffin’s Guardians does so much to help families through the most difficult time of their lives,” said Pam Tuohey, managing franchise partner of Sky Zone Syracuse. “We are in awe of the incredible work they do.”
March 16, 2021
Check out an article on the Eagle News about Griffin's Guardians!
Griffin's Guardians Hatches Festive Fundraiser
May 17, 2017
Check out an article on Syracuse.com about Griffin's Guardians!
After their child's death, Griffin's Guardians find the power of small good deeds
August 23, 2016
Eagle Newspaper article about Grace's Sibling Sunshine! Also covers the 2nd Annual Gold Tie Gala.
Unsung heroes: Grace’s Sibling Sunshine celebrates the brothers and sisters of kids fighting cancer
July 14, 2015
Eagle Newspaper article about Griffin and Griffin's Guardians. It also covered the 1st Annual Gold Tie Gala.
Going Gold for Griffin
Griffin Engle could often be found throwing his hands up in the air, looking at the sky, calling out, “It’s a great day to be alive!”
The article discusses all the wonderful things happening within this organization.
This is only the beginning for Griffin's Guardians!
March 1, 2015
Syracuse Media Group's coverage of the Syracuse St. Baldrick's event held at Kitty Hoynes. Griffin was honored by his Team Griffin participants.
Bald by choice: Hundreds go bald at Kitty Hoyne's for the annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser
On Sunday afternoon at Kitty Hoyne's, being bald was all the rage.
The downtown pub hosted its annual St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser. Over 500 people shaved their heads in an effort to raise money for a cure for childhood cancer.
"It's the best feeling," said Lisa Eddy as she ran her hand over a freshly shaved scalp.
Now in its 11th year, the Syracuse St. Baldrick's event has grown to the second largest of its kind in the nation.
February 10, 2015
Syracuse Media Group coverage of Cato-Meridian's Hoops for Hope
Cato-Meridian girls basketball team hopes to score big in Griffin's Guardians fund-raiser
Another Central New York high school sports team is stepping up to assist Griffin's Guardians.
The Cato-Meridian High School girls basketball team is raising money for the Cicero-based organization that benefits and raises awareness for pediatric...
February 1, 2015
Syracuse Media Group coverage of Griffin's Journey.
Inspiration came in a small package
On Fridays in the summer of 2013, the Engles commuted from Cicero to Skaneateles so their son, Griffin, could participate in Mitch Major’s skills hockey camp. Griffin did not know any of the other kids. But he loved hockey. His father nicknamed him “hockey puck,” and Griffin looked forward to every Friday road trip when he could be with Coach Mitch at the...
Plus, check out the Super Bowl Sunday front page paper!
January 31, 2015
Syracuse Media Group's coverage of how much good Going Gold for Griffin accomplished. Amazing!
Skaneateles hockey team, community help raised $5K on behalf of Griffin's Guardians
The Skaneateles High School hockey community donated about $5,000 to Griffin's Guardians on Friday night.
The Lakers ice hockey team has taken up the cause this season of Griffin Engle, a 7-year-old boy from Cicero who died last September of Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiform, a rare form of brain cancer in children with no cure.
January 29, 2015
Syracuse Media Group's coverage of the story behind Going Gold for Griffin.
Skaneateles Lakers guard the ice this season in honor of Griffin Engle
On Fridays in the summer of 2013, the Engles commuted from Cicero to Skaneateles so their son, Griffin, could participate in Mitch Major's skills hockey camp.
Griffin did not know any of the other kids. But he loved hockey. His father nicknamed Griffin, "hockey puck." And Griffin looked forward to every Friday road trip to be with Coach Mitch at the Skaneateles ice rink.
"He just went and did it," said his mom, Erin Engle. "It was only a week before he was diagnosed. He had cancer in his brain when he did that and you wouldn't have known it."
Griffin celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 17. A day later, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiform, a rare form of brain cancer in children with no cure. He had surgery 11 days later to remove the tumor. There would be chemotherapy and some 33 treatments of radiation...