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October 4, 2013
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October 4, 2013
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Amazing foundation run by amazing people! Learned of this foundation and was introduced to Lisa after my brother-in-law was diagnosed with brain cancer. The support Lisa and the foundation gave, and continue to give, not only to us, but to raise awareness and raise money to fund research is astounding. LOVE this foundation and everything they do!!!

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November 28, 2011

I have known Lisa Millar for 8 years. The first time I met her, she talked about her brother's death from brain cancer. She talked about her non-profit, TBKF, and how she wanted to raise money and aw... more

October 4, 2013

I first met Lisa at the gym right after her brother died of brain cancer. She was grieving but determined to do something concrete to prevent this from happening to anyone else. She had started The Brad Kaminsky Foundation to raise funds for research for this disease.
In 10 years she used her
marketing skills and MBA in business to do the following:
run races, run lemonade stands, organize kickboxing nights, coordinate Mardi Gras Casino Banquets, and direct beer tents at rock concerts. She does all of these things to raise money and awareness for pediatric and adult brain cancer while raising 3 children and managing a home.
She networks locally, nationally, and internationally with people who have run her races and who have a loved one with brain cancer.
I witnessed personally her calls to Duke University's neurosurgeons for consultations for patients she doesn't even know. She uses her connections to truly help people with this disease. She got patients appointments months ahead of their regularly scheduled consultations.
She always has time for anyone who needs her help or advice on moving the fight on cancer forward.
Even when her computer crashed for a month , she still was able to send thank you letters for checks received during that time.
Her brother, Brad, is her heavenly angel guarding her earthly efforts. She asks him for sunny weather for races when the forecast calls for rain. One time she got a huge rainbow at Dockweiler State beach amidst a storm as a sign of Brad's presence.

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2013

November 28, 2011

I have known Lisa Millar for 8 years. The first time I met her, she talked about her brother's death from brain cancer. She talked about her non-profit, TBKF, and how she wanted to raise money and awareness for brain tumors.
What blew me away was her idea to start a cookbook Cooking Up a
Cure, with recipes from people who have a connection to brain cancer.
She has raised almost 500,000 for brain cancer research through her Hope for Heroes race in Los Angeles.
I now work for her non-profit and she works tirelessly to see the day where brain cancer does not exist.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 4, 2013
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October 4, 2013
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My wife and I have voluteered/sponsored this foundation for the last 5 years. We help as much as possible with the California main fundraising event Heroes Of Hope Race For Research, which is every first weekend in November. Lisa Millar is an amazing women who has committed her life to one sole purpose: HELPING OTHERS! 100% of the proceeds for the race go to funding research for Brain Cancer treatment and cures! It's an honor to be apart of this group and I HIGHLY recommend them for any business or group that is looking to sponsor faithful and worthly nonprofit organizations. God bless.

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None, its perfect from my view point :-)

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Life-changing

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October 4, 2013
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October 4, 2013
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Our foundation works extremley hard on a volunteer basis. No board member receives any monetary compensation. We want every penny we raise to go to cutting edge research. we supply information and emotional support to patients and families. Our hard work work has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cutting edge research at Duke,UCLA and numerous other research hospitals. Our mission is simple money fuels research and research gives us more treatment opportunities and better outcomes. We will continue to work hard until the cure is found.

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June 9, 2011

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June 9, 2011

Lisa Kaminsky-Millar is an incredible worker who organizes many volunteers;including my wife and I; to help raise desperately needed funds for brain tumor research. For 10-plus years she has tirelessly given of herself to help others, like my daughter, Lisa Lewis Gibson,who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Lisa worked tirelessly for the Brad Kaminsky Foundation before she died and we have picked up her battle for raising these needed funds.

George & Barbara Lewis

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We have donated and attended the annual Heroes of Hope Golf tournaments; purchased all of the"Cooking for a Cure" Cookbooks started by my daughter;and the annual Larry Burns Memorial Monte Carlo night.

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June 8, 2011

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June 8, 2011

I am so impressed with The Brad Kaminsky Foundation and the wonderful work done by it's founders to help provide funds for cancer research. As the Mother of a daughter who had a brain tumor (Medulloblastoma) and is now a 10 year cancer survivor, I know personnally the heartache families go thru when cancer strikes a loved one. Hopefully someday other Mothers (and families) will not have to go thru this heartache/struggle/fight...because a CURE might be found with the help of those like Lisa Miller and The Brad Kaminsky Foundation.

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Watching others have HOPE because of the Brad Kaminsky Foundation.

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June 8, 2011

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June 8, 2011

Losing someone to this disease is a tragedy. In my heart, I know the Brad Kaminsky Foundation devotes so much to putting a stop to this nightmare. Being a part of this wonderful group has taught me how to learn to cope with the loss of a best friend and to make a real difference.

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The Cookbook Fund raising The Gold Tournaments other

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Have a chapter in NJ!!!

June 8, 2011
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June 8, 2011
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Brain tumors are the number i cause of solid tumor death in children and the number 2 cancer killer of young men ages 19 to 39. There has not been a major treatment advancement since surgery some 85 years ago. Brain tumors rate of occurance are mich lower than many other cancers so the research receives much less funding. It is critical for non profit foundations to provide the money for research. The Brad Kaminsky Foundation through its hard work, has and continues to put together successful fund raisers. The Brad Kaminsky Foundation has donated over $425,000 to brain tumor research. Money fuels research and research gives us better outcomes.

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I have attended our golf outtings and races for research and have seen the support of communities first hand. I have personally expierenced being an patient adviocate meeting with members of congress to get more funding for brain tumor research

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No changes other than encourage more and more people to get involved and help us with the work to make a fundraise sucessful.

June 8, 2011

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June 8, 2011

Great foundation! Lisa dedicates her life to raising money and awareness to Brain tumors.

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I have seen how this foundation gives people affected with brain tumors hope and resources that are valueable to them.

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I can not think of any changes!

June 7, 2011
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June 7, 2011
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When much of the country was getting ready to celebrate christmas and welcome the new year, my family received the worst news anyone could ever imagine...my brother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in december 2010. To make matters worse he lives in Ethiopia where healthcare is so primitive and there is no such thing as brain surgery, chemotherapy nor radiation.

It was during this dark time that I came across Brad Kaminsky Foundation and met the wonderful Lisa. She helped refer me to a Duke University Neurooncologist, who then directed me to a colleague in Thailand who welcomed my brother with open arms and helped get the treatment he needed.

My family and I are forever grateful for her love, prayer, dedication and unfailing support. She has been the light at the end of this long dark tunnel and glimmer of hope when I had none. My brother is having a wonderful quality of life because of her.

I pray that all her hard work will pay off when the cure for this horrible disease is found and she can stand with her head held high and make her brother Brad so proud to have a sister like her.

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If it wasn't for Lisa, My brother would have been long gone by now.

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it is perfect the way it is. I would multiply it by 50, one for every state.

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