Brad Coleman Cancer Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   38 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 1370 Hatley Rd Holladay TN 38341 USA

Mission: Through early detection, education and treatment of childhood cancer. We pray a child's life can be saved
Results: We have place our education program in 150 schools we provide a video, shower hangers and pamphlets to any school or group that wishes to use it as an educational to raise awareness to the need of self exam for testicular cancer. Our program shows how and when to perform the self exam as well as what to look for during the exam and what to do if something is found. We provide this program free of charge. We have also been involved with helping families that have children afflicted with cancer we have provided funds for travel and lodging expenses to 14 different families some we are continuing to help on a monthly bases as they are still taking their child for treatments We have been listed with the American Cancer Society as a source for resources and they have directed several families to contact us for help and we have provided.
Target demographics: Families of children with cancer
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15 families and provided our Testicular Awareness Program to 1500 students nation wide.
Geographic areas served: Entire United States
Programs: Testicular Cancer Awareness Program Family support Program
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Outstanding Non-Profit. I am a Social Worker at a Major Children's Hospital. I have referred several families to this foundation. They go above and beyond to make sure these families get the help they need. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman know first hand the hardships of dealing with a child that has been diagnosed with cancer. The financial burden that these families experience is overwhelming. I don't know of another organization that offer the services that they provide.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2014

 
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5 people found this review helpful

In my profession as a Social Worker I see the need every day that the families of children with cancer have. The uncertainty of the outcome of the treatments the child is receiving. The financial burden that is imposed on the parents as they seek these treatments. Travel and lodging expenses are a huge problem. This foundation has been instrumental to the families that have been referred to them. Their response has been swift and in one case that I am aware of it was in the same day. This is almost unheard of and I commend them for the work they do, the passion they show to each and every family they support, and their willingness to provide the much needed assistance that gives these families some peace of mind in an already upsetting situation

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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4 people found this review helpful

The role in the community that this foundation provides is essential to the families of children that have been diagnosed with cancer. The support that they provide is much needed. Most of the support and donations given in the name of cancer goes mostly toward research and to hospitals like St Jude's and Monroe Carroll Children's hospitals. It seems that the cancer patients and their families have all been forgotten in the process. One thing that we have to remember when we are donating is that in order to use the new treatments that have been developed through the money donated to research is we have to get these patents to the facilities to receive the treatments. This is where this foundation steps in and provides the funds that no one else does. From what I've seen and read about this foundation they get these children to and from the treatment facilities so they can utilize the most advance treatments available. I recommend that everyone think about the money they donate and not just automatically give it to research and to Hospitals and think about giving a portion of your donations to foundations like this one.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Most of the time on Cancer Free Radio, the cancer prevention dialogue focuses on breast cancer and how women can take preemptive measures to improve survival due to early detection. I think, as a gender, women tend to be more likely to investigate health concerns and to seek guidance from other women and health advisors.

That’s why I definitely wanted to highlight this resource. Sadly, the creation of this foundation was prompted by the loss of teenager, Brad Coleman, to testicular cancer. My guess is that few families sit their young sons down and explain to them that they need to check their parts with scrutiny on a regular basis, as a normal personal health check. This foundation helps to make this life saving early detection message one that can be delivered and heeded by young men. - Julie Joyce, Exec. Producer & Host, Cancer Free Radio

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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