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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: FUNDING OF PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE AND WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Geographic areas served: Midwest/Great Lakes

Programs: Grant for pediatric cancer research

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids Without Cancer is a great charity that's truly committed to eventually finding a cure that will allow children diagnosed with cancer to live long healthy lives as adults. The organization is doing an outstanding job raising the much needed funds for research to make effective treatment for all childhood cancers a reality.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Please join Kids Without Cancer at their 32nd Annual Evening of Hope being held on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at Detroit's famous Hockeytown Cafe located on Woodward Ave directly across from Comerica Park. A fun time to had by all and a way to help raise funds to support pediatric cancer reserach at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My parents and I have been involved with Kids Without Cancer for many years. After my sister passed away from cancer at 12 years of age, we felt that no other family should have to go through that pain again. KWC works so hard to raise funds to find a cure for all childhood cancer, so that every child can celebrate their next birthday. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Kids Without Cancer (formerly Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc.) for several years. As a young child I lost a friend to cancer. While my mom served on the Board, my sister and I had the opportunity to volunteer and be involved. Now that I have children of my own, I have an even greater appreciation and respect for an organization like KWC. The members of the organization are completely committed to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and have sustained fundraising efforts to support research projects for over 30 years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Kids Without Cancer since I was a little girl. My parents were original board members and remain on the board and active to this day. Kids Without Cancer is an amazing organization that will stop at nothing until a cure is found. When my brother lost his life to leukemia, my parents vowed to do everything possible to find a cure so no family ever has to suffer the way we did. Kids Without Cancer is unstoppable and becuase of all their hard work, they are making a difference in the lives of so many. With out research, cancer will continue to touch the lives of so many. Thank you KWC for helping fund so many amazing new research projects! A cure will be found!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an original member of Kids Without Cancer and at different times, I have had the honor of being on the Board of Directors. My wife and I lost a child to leukemia and we feel deeply that helping to raise much needed dollars for research is the most important way to honor his memory. The members of this wonderful organization work tirelessly all year long to try to give our local hospital funds for this important cause.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with LRL now Kids Without Cancer since 1988 through my friend who lost her son to leukemia. Over the years, I have seen her working tirelessly so no other family would have to experience what she and her family felt at the loss of their family member. It is a wonderful organization dedicated to eliminating childhood cancer. I, as well as many of my family members, enjoy participating in their functions, have fun and at the same time help a wonderful cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with this wonderful charity for almost 5 years. Their mission to find a cure for childhood cancer is one that I can stand behind and that I'm happy to fund. I love the work this charity does for Children's Hospital of Michigan and the people on the board, the volunteers and the general members. I can't say enough about the work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with KWC when the Klein's lost their son Danny to cancer. This was the first time I had to deal with a death of a family member. It was heartwrenching and needed to do something in Danny's honor. Everyone's SUPERMAN:=) That's when KWC formerly LRL was formed. Over the years I have been part of many fundraisers and events for cancer research and have raised $3.6 million for the cause. No family should have to deal with the loss of a child and we need to find a cure. This charity has given back so much over the years and will not stop until they find a cure for cancer. I am pround to be a volunteer of KWC. If you are looking to get involved with a charity or group that cares, please consider Kids Without Cancer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member of Kids Without Cancer since 1995. Coming from a healthy family, it was important to me to give back and donate my time helping to raise funds for pediatric cancer research to find a cure. No child should have to endure the treatments and risk of dying from cancer. Over the years its been exciting to see the progress in overall survival rate. However we’re still not there. Research needs to continue to find the ultimate cure. Lets all give back. Do what you can to help. Lets help kids to live a full and healthy life!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Leukemia, Research, Life, INC. since 1995. My husband Nick had told me about this wonderful organization and his involvement since its inception. What I liked about the organization is that it raises funds for pediatric cancer research - searching for a cure, a family's greatest nightmare in which there may not be enough research dollars available to find the cure that's going to save their child. What happens then to their child? Its devastating to a family. Nick and I have 3 healthy grandchildren. We appreciate and are thankful everyday that these young girls do not have to face painful treatments and proceduers. This is my chance to give back my time and effort to help raise funds for pediatric cancer espeically for those families who are overwhelmed and don't know what's coming next at them. If you've never experienced cancer directly you may have no idea what these familes are going through. This is their life everyday. Soccor, and other kid's events are placed in the background. Anyone with a healthy child, I know you are busy with your life and their activities, but thank God everyday that you don't have to spend time on the pediatric cancer unit. Perhaps you can give back some of your time too just to help another child.