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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

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?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

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.

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

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

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

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

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I have been coordinating events and running the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for the past 10 years. It was started after Brad Kaminsky passed away from brain cancer at age 29. Brad's family and friends came together vowing to end this disease as a way to keep their promise to Brad that they would never stop fighting and that they would always help others battling brain tumors and cancer. Over the past 10 years the foundation has provided resources and support for those affected by brain tumors, worked with other organizations to raise awareness and funds, donated over $424,000 for adult and pediatric brain tumor research and works daily to end this disease.

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

the wonderful letters received by those affected.

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

try and obtain more volunteers.

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