Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation Overview
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Target demographics: Children under the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer, are currently in an active treatment regimen, must travel at least 60 miles to get to the medical center for care and whose families demonstrate a financial need for assistance.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 50
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Participate in event planning, host their own Cup for a Child's Cure, assist with mailings, distribute flyers to local businesses.
Programs: We have one program, to be a cancer travel navigator for children who have cancer and their families so they can get to the hospital for treatment that can save their lives.
• Establishing strategic partnerships
• Diversifying our revenue stream
• Improving our cash flow
• Enhancing our processes and procedures
• Creating an internship program
• Aligning a team committed to our future
As a result, we are facing tremendous growth. In 2010, our inaugural year, we supported 5 children on 27 journeys. WE WERE ECSTATIC!! In 2011, we grew to support 17 children on 114 trips. This year, we have already supported 40 children on 318 trips to the hospital for treatment. And we keep growing!