FACES OF COURAGE FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services

Location: TransWorld Building 4115 West Spruce Street Tampa FL 33607

Mission: Mission Statement Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cancer patient support organization, dedicated to providing, free of charge, programs emphasizing practical education; life coping strategies; and improved self esteem; through non-threatening, engaging, and recreational outings and overnight camps, including culturally relevant programs for minorities, which encourage a sense of “community” rather than isolation, with a primary goal of helping the cancer patient navigate their way through the treatment process and to thrive as a survivor.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Taking part in faces of courage has provided not only volunteers but clients served with an opportunity to smile. The events are ways very well organized, as well as lively and welcoming. I enjoy my time spent volunteering in faces of courage.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would bring in more people to share the great atmosphere that faces of courage has provided for us all.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

As a breast cancer survivor, I have experienced first-hand the wonderful work this foundation does. From camps for survivors to get away from the stress for a fun-filled weekend, to many other wonderful events, Faces of Courage greatly enriches the lives of cancer patients and survivors!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to get them more funding, so that they can help even more people to escape the ravages of cancer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer but also a parent of a survivor. Because of the camps and activities they provide my daughter only remembers the fun events and uplifting things she did as she battled cancer. In saying that what a blessing Peggy Sherry and Faces of Courage has been as to my family.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

amazing times at womens camps, life long sister-friends made. self confidence restored. Peggy and her krewe are wonderful..

I am also a voluteer, at kids camp...I have never been so humbled yet felt so loved...

I am a body painted survivor, a warrior freed by the experience...
thank you peggy.

Drizzzo

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I went to the Faces of Courage Womens Cancer Camp in September 2012, just after I had been diagnosed with breast cancer (I had been previously diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2010, and attended a different cancer camp in October 2011). Faces of Courage camp was so different than the others. There was a great camaraderie amongst the women. The programs they offered for us were tremendous. The food was spectacular. And the dance at night was so much fun!

This is a fantastic organization that does so much good in the community. I highly recommend it!!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

What an amazing group of people - Peggy puts together a full weekend of fun and activities for women and children touched by cancer. Top doctors come in and speak to the participants, massage therapist, beauticians, kayaking and archery instructors, life coaches and more all come out and donate their time and talents to challenge participants to try new things. I do not know of a better charity in the local area working with persons on so many levels!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I have helped out at camp and a few fund raisers. Its all for the kids and families. Great organization. All smiles.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have been helping out with camps for many years. Seeing kids laugh, share stories both fun and sad, having parents get a break from their sometimes crazy life, and of course the food and canoe races, makes it all worth while. This is why I help out.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making kids and parents smile

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more people, in charge. DELEGATE.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping out

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

terrific

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Cure cancer. Buy its own camp and pay the counselor's. Just kidding. Have more camps and help out more families.

Ways to make it better...

A little more organization. CIT's know its a free for all. They need more direction. have some age limits.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

Seeing kids return and helping out is awesome.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

A weekend camping trip with several 'cancer moms' that was truly amazing. The volunteers, ESPECIALLY PEGGY, were caring, compassionate and selfless in providing an escape from the reality of living with cancer. Many activities were planned throughout the weekend such as free Mary Kay mini facials, massages, jewelry making, fishing, butterfly release ceremony, costume party, and my favorite the chocolate fountain and desserts night! There was something to do or not to do in this beautiful tucked away camp. It was a much needed break from the stresses of everyday life and I pray that this foundation continues to receive volunteers, donations and funds to help other with cancer.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how compassionate the staff and volunteers were at this event. Everyone truly went above and beyond to provide an enjoyable weekend to all. Motivational speaker Sheryl Nicholson's story of hope and perseverance was inspiring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the CEO, Peggy Sherry, the kitchen staff, providers of services, photographer, Reiki and masseurs,

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

branch out all across south Florida and to other states as well!

Ways to make it better...

Events could eventually expand all across Florida - providing access to more people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping up the tremendous and creative fundraising efforts they have to maintain to continue providing servcies

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I came to know this organization thru a breast cancer survivor and was quickly committed to making lives better for those that the organization serves. My passion is children and I will always do what is needed to help them make their camps happen. With funding being so short last year the Santa's Workshop almost didn't happen. Through the generosity of family and friends I was able to contribute a small amount of money. The children and families served would have nothing else during the holidays if not for this camp. Kudos to Peggy and all the volunteers that make this happen.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The effect it has on children and their families cannot be put into words. The support it's breast cancer patients receive is immeasurable because most have no knowledge of what to expect and what services are available to them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire Peggy Sherry who has tremendous insight into womens needs and a passion like no therr.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing that I can help in some small way to make someone's life better. Meeting some incredible people along the way that fight for their lives everyday.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff and volunteers come from all walks of life with one goal ion mind helping others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help an unlimited number of people with an online service,additional camps, support groups and aid.

Ways to make it better...

There wasn't the constant stress about where we were going to get funding for the next camp.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding due to donation being down and the economy so depressed. We must find a new revenue stream in order to survive in todays economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

As someone who has been unemployed due to the economy I will always find a way to serve. I can't do it financially but will always be there as a volunteer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

This is one of the best charities that I can think of to lift the spirit of those suffering or those who have had cancer. I had the great oppertunity of going to women's camps and also volunteered as a cabin elf at the Santa's Workshop. I also collected a car load of gifts for the camp and some money to help with the expense. My experience with both is one that I shall never forget. It was so much fun being with a bunch of women who had been to the same place as I had and to support those who were just going through it. Also the kids camp was awesome, to see those faces light up and have so much fun. It was also great that the kids could bring a sibling along with them. I would urge any organization to support this Foundation with whatever they can, and through this they will give many many cancer survivors, and those that are in treatment a way to have fun and forget all about the dreader disease. Thank you.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The wiork that is done an put into organzing these camps and outings are just wonderful.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling of love that is spread from the volunteers and the recipients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

A couple of words describe them. Just Wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-12-01

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