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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

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.

Results: We currently have over 3,000 camper families enrolled and served with programs over 1,500 campers last year.

Target demographics: Faces of Courage provides, at no cost, day outings and overnight camps for women, children and families touched by cancer and blood disorders.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,500 campers diagnosed with cancer and their immediate family members.

Geographic areas served: Florida and beyond

Programs: Free programs for women and children to pormote the spirit and well being while undergoing tratment of cancer and other blood disordrs

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Darcy R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

Jeanene A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Jeffrey60

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

11 joycenarch

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.