THE SALLY EDELMAN AND HARRY GARDNER CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: PO Box 97 Hilton NY 14468 USA

Mission: Funding for cancer research

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Rating: 5 stars  

In addition to what I have already written, today 11/4/2011 the Wilmot Cancer Center nominated the foundation for an outstanding foundation award at the National Philanthropy Day. Unfortunately we did not win the award but to be nominated by the Wilmot Cancer Center is in itself an honor.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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5 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Edelman - Gardner Cancer Research foundation for approx. 12 years. I initially was a volunteer,and later co-chaired a couple of events that raise money for Cancer Research. Our affiliation is with the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY. We have provided the research scientists with grant (seed) money for their initial projects. From 2003-2007 our $250,000 donation enabled the Wilmot Cancer Center to receive an additonal funding of $7.6 million dollars from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute to further thier research. Every dollar we raised went directly to research. The President and founder of the Edelman - Garnder Cancer Research foundation started due to his own personal tragedy. He has stayed true to his word; our money would go directly to research. We have a strong partnership with the Wilmot Cancer Center. It has taken the wish of one and the commitment of many to continue to work towards enhancing the quality of life for those stricken with this disease as well as to someday find a cure. I am very proud to be associated with the Edelman - Gardner Cancer Research Foundation and in my new role look forward to continuing the fight.

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

the appreciation of the doctors,families that had hope, their success with clinical trials, documented results and medical journals and other media that have recognized this organization.

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

find a way to let everyone know what this is about and go global.

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

Is the many volunteers at events that believed in what we were doing. The smiles, enormous pride and emotions that come at the end of a successful event.

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

incredible. They gave tireless effort, had undeniable commitment, and gave enormous amounts of time and personal sacrafice to make this successful.

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

continue this fight for those that are no longer with us and to give hope to those facing this difficult journey.

Ways to make it better...

More people on a broader base new of our successes and the foundation's journey to where it is today.If we heard more human success stories of what this foundation has accomplished.

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

Continuing the momentum in our difficult in this economic environment. We have lost many of our own to this dreaded disease, but it continues to give us a reason to keep fighting. They are gone but not forgotten

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

We started out with "buck boards", collecting pennies, golf tournaments, poker runs, walk-athons, book sales, and other events that rasied over $1 million dollars for research. We are still a strong and viable foundation that has existed for 30 years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

This foundation has, for more than 20 years, support the cancer research efforts of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. They have provided funds for our Jr. faculty to support their initial research projects - which has led to millions in additional funding for them. The foundation leadership is one of the most down-to-earth, non-ego-driven group you will ever meet. They truly care about their community and helping to ensure that cancer research progresses right here in their own back yard. They are truly a pleasure to work with.

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

seeing the research results from the pilot projects this group has funded.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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12 people found this review helpful

i HAVE SEEN WHERE THE $ GOES, i HAVE WITNESS THE HEART AND DEDICATION THAT EACH PERSON HAS PUT INTO EACH EVENT. i HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE CAUSE, AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. I LOVE THAT IT IS A LOCAL, AND THAT THE COMMITTE IS ALWAYS OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS, AND ACCEPTS ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS. NO ONE IS EVERY TOLD THAT CANNOT HELP, AND EVEN WHEN YOU DO, THERE IS NO "SMALL WAY". EVEYTHING, and everyone MATTERS WITH CRF.

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

seeing where the $ goes, and being honored to share in several tours at the Cancer Wilmont Center

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

the overwhelming pride in knowing i have helped in some way

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

dedicated and honest

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

be even more productive than it has been.that amount of $ would open new doors for research

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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