BRAD KAMINSKY FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.95 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 20227 Catlett Place Ashburn VA 20147 USA

Mission: Mission Statement: The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is dedicated to finding the cure for brain tumors and cancer.
Results: Over $700,000 has been donated to pediatric and adult brain tumor and cancer research.
Target demographics: raise awareness and funds for brain tumor and cancer research
Direct beneficiaries per year: Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, The National Brain Tumor Society
Geographic areas served: the USA and even internationally
Programs: one on one support for those impacted and by providing resources and connections to other patients and doctors as well as offering many ways to help raise awareness and funds and volunteer opportunities.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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Lisa Kaminsky-Millar is amazing which is why The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is beyond amazing. All that they do to help those that need a shining star and all the money they raise for cancer research is inspiring. I feel privileged to know Lisa and to see first hand what an unbelievable non-profit TBKF truly is.

Thank you Lisa and TBKF for all that you do for so many thankful people!!!

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Those at The Brad Kaminsky Foundation are beyond compare. Never have I come across someone like Lisa Millar and her father Alan Kaminsky that put so much into a cause. Over the years I have been a volunteer, a donor and a client served. Lisa is there for people in every capacity possible. Research, organizing fund raisers, awareness and support for those in need.

More than 100% of what they get goes back out there to find a cure for brain tumors because Lisa adds to everything she does. Her dedication to the cause is tireless and impressive and I feel honored to know her, her family and the great work they do.

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

Clone Lisa!! So she could be in front of even more people spreading the word and looking for a cure!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Lisa Kaminsky-Millar started the Brad Kaminsky Foundation with a promise, a promise to her brother Brad, that she would fight to raise money to help find a cure for the disease that shortened his life. She did that and continues to do that. The foundation has grown and exceeds every expectation to raise money for brain tumor research. I do believe that the Brad Kaminsky Foundation will be a big part in funding research to help find a cure.

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THE BRAD KAMINSKY FOUNDATION IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS COMPILED OF VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE BECOME ONE FAMILY WITH THE SAME GOAL. I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE PART OF THAT VOLUNTEER FAMILY. I HAVE SEEN THE TIRELESS WORK DONE BY LISA KAMINSKY-MILLAR AND THE REST OF THE VOLUNTEERS (FAMILY), IN THEIR EFFORT TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP FIND A CURE FOR THIS HORRIFIC DISEASE AND TO HELP FAMILIES WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THIS DISEASE. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS DISEASE. IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE BRAD KAMINSKY FOUNDATION MAKING IT EASY FOR ME TO FIND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE DISEASE, TREATMENTS, AND ALSO COMPASSION FROM LISA I DON'T KNOW WHERE I WOULD HAVE TURNED.

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

THEIR KNOWLEDGE

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

THERE WOULD BE NO CHANGES TO THIS ORGANIZATION. IT IS RUN WITH ONLY THE CONCERNS OF THE PEOPLE AND THERE FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THIS DISEASE.

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I am a friend of Lisa Kaminsky, Brad's sister. I have heard the sad stories of adults and children who have lost their battles to this terrible disease, and of the ones that are fighting it now. I know that this foundation is giving so much time and effort to raise money for research for a cure of this disease. Lisa Kaminsky is truly a hero in a lot of people's eyes and I am so proud to know her and for the work she does for this cause and for her brother, that she lost to this terrible disease. Lisa gives of herself 100% and I know, because of her, there has been great strides made. But a lot more is needed. She holds events, like bake sales, running events, banquets, etc... for this cause. She is the most energetic, sweet, and determined person I know. God Bless you Lisa!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2009. My surgery was @ UCLA & the tumor had melanoma cells on it. I had Stage 4 melanoma. In Oct. 2009 I found out about the Heroes of Hope Race for Research that The Brad Kaminsky Foundation ~~ TBKF puts on here in Los Angeles. I immediately had my family sign me up & we made a team called THINK POSITIVE. I met Lisa & was so in awe of what she does. She comes to LA from VA with her family, parents, & volunteers to put on this walk to raise money for hospitals here in LA. I was on my chemo that week but everybody believed in me & I couldn't let anybody down. I finished that 5K & Lisa was right there @ the finish line cheering me & others on. She puts on countless events: golf tournaments, dance-a thons, etc. all year long to raise awareness & funds for brain tumor research!! Families call Lisa to ask for help when one of their loved ones get diagnosed with a brain tumor because she she knows so many of the neurosurgeons so she can help anyone no matter where they live. I will always support this non-profit. Lisa does this while taking care of her husband & raising 3 children & always with a smile. Lisa is amazing!!!!! This will be my 6th year doing the Heroes of Hope Race for Research this weekend here in LA.
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Rhonda Finkel

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My name is Rhonda Finkel. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2009. I heard about TBKF in October in 2009 and decided to make a team to spread awareness and raise funds for Brain Tumor research. This will be my 5 th year participating in the walk. The gal Lisa Kaminsky Millar who runs this foundation in memory/ honor of her brother Brad is one of the most amazing woman I have ever met. She lives in VA and comes to Los Angeles to put on this walk/ run that raises funds for UCLA,Children's Hospital , Cedar Sinai , & USC for their neurosurgery departments. She does all kinds of fundraisers in her own community in VA. She is married and has 3 children and is so committed & dedicated to raising funds & awareness for the Brain Tumor Community. I only have wonderful things to say about TBKF and would love to get more recognition for TBKF!!!!!!!

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

Make no changes. I would yell from the mountains in LA to come to our amazing Heroes of Hope Race for Research for Brain Tumors on Sunday Nov. 3rd 2013.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have known this organization from it's conception. What an incredibly dedicated and under acknowledged group. So many many lives of people with brain tumors and those who love them have received support from this organization when they were otherwise overwhelmed and feeling left alone with nothing except despair.
We need more organizations like this one and we need a cure for brain tumors!!

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

Life-changing

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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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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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2013

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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.

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

Watching others have HOPE because of the Brad Kaminsky Foundation.

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

None.

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The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is a wonderful organization that is doing tremendous things to help find a cure for cancer. Words can not describe the dedication and support Lisa (Kaminsky) Millar has provided over the years for this cause and this foundation! Keep up the good work!

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

The San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon

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

encourage it to go global.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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