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October 27, 2012

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October 27, 2012

When my son was diagnosed with CML in 2007 and we were told he needed a bone marrow transplant I didn't know where to turn. I contacted Kids Beating Cancer and spoke to Adele. Insurance wouldn't pay for family and friends to be tested as a potential match for Matty. KBC set up donor drives for family and friends to be tested. Not only for Matthew, but any child needing a life saving bone marrow transplant. We are very honored to be part of the Kids Beating Cancer family. Margaret, Adele, Cecelia and all the people at KBC work hard every day for children needing a bone marrow transplant. I can never thank them enough for what they have done for Matthew and our family.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

We have been a part of Kids Beating Cancer for several years, starting with attending an American Girl Fashion Show & Fashion Show held as a fundraiser, and later by participating in the show. My children got involved recently by helping design a room for a future patient at the Florida Hospital Transplant Unit. As a family we chose to decorate with a "Toy Story" theme. How wonderful to get a 6, 9, and 11 year old thinking of other children with this horrible disease! Margaret and the ladies of KBC are passionate about curing cancer in children. We have been blessed beyond measure by doing our very small part in helping the cause of Kids Beating Cancer!

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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?

2012

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

This is a most amazing charity. To be a part of the organization is to be moved by all the children/families lives that are being helped. Vaolunteering is a truly life enriching experience.

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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?

2012

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

I am always amazed when I hear Margaret tell the story of her son’s battle with cancer, and how the loss of her beautiful son became her inspiration for helping other kids get life-saving treatment, without delay and without separating families. Margaret and her Kids Beating Cancer team have accomplished so much for children over the past twenty years and, in doing so, keep costs very low so that almost every dollar raised goes toward making children well. At first, I thought that seeing the children and hearing their stories of battling life-threatening illnesses would be difficult to handle. On the contrary, it is so inspiring and humbling to witness the spirit and courage these kids display while fighting for their lives. They are all little heroes!

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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?

A lot

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?

2012

October 25, 2012

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February 11, 2011

As a non-profit professional and RN, I have had to pleasureto know and work with Margaret Guedes and Kids Beating Cancer for nine years. The moment I met Margaret and learned about her son John and w... more

October 25, 2012

As both a non-profit professional and advisory board member of KBC, plus a former critical care nurse I feel uniquely qualified to provide the highest recommendation for Kids Beating Cancer. I met the founder, Margaret Guedes over 10 years ago as she passionately described the goals, and missionn of KBC. I asked if she was a nurse or a mother of a child with cancer, and she told me she was the mother of a child who had died of cancer. I attend a luncheon in spring 2012 and learned that Margaret's dream and the long term goal of having children treated in Orlando was about to become a reality with the opening of the Kids Beating Cancer transplant unit at Florida Hospital. After her 20 years of hard work, and watching and learning from Margaret for the past 10 years, I nominated Margaret for the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Central Florida Association of Fundraising Professionals and she won this prestigious award. Margaret will be awarded this honor in November in Orlando in front of 500 community leaders.

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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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 11, 2011

As a non-profit professional and RN, I have had to pleasureto know and work with Margaret Guedes and Kids Beating Cancer for nine years. The moment I met Margaret and learned about her son John and why she formed Kids Beating Cancer, I knew she would impact many lives with her courage and strength. This organization was born out of her love for son but her desire to save lives and help other families dealing with leukemia and other cancers is what keeps the organization going strong. I have seen children and their families who received a bone marrow transplant that would not have been possilble without Kids Beating Cancer and the dedicated work of Margaret Guedes in honor of John.

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

I have seen the families who have received bone marrow transplants at special events and heard their stories of survival.

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

Hire one person to run special events leaving more time for donor drives and fundraising to the exisitng staff.

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

kids beating cancer helped me and my son a lot to go throught his fight with AML Leukemia in the past 6 month, best organizatgion and Maragret have been a true leader and friend.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 17, 2011

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July 17, 2011

As a volunteer with Kids Beating Cancer, it is a privilege and honor to be be able to assist through marrow drives and more to do my part to help save a life of a young person. Kudos to Adele and the rest of the organization in all of their efforts and passion.

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

setting up a marrow drive at my church; signing up donors, especially in the African-American community; knowing that the holiday gifts received are appreciated.

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

volunteer more and recruit more volunteers.

July 5, 2011

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July 5, 2011

Working with Adele Doctor and Kids Beating Cancer in Orlando, Florida has been such a rewarding experience. Kids Beating Cancer, is such a motivating and inspiring organization to volunteer for. When people ask what am I doing this summer, I gladly reply "helping kids beat cancer!"

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

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Ways to make it better...

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

Increase amounts of funding by reaching out to more private donors and sponsors.

July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

I have volunteered for Kids Beating Cancer for a few years now, Adele and Cecelia are great organizers and you really feel like you're contributing to a great cause when working with them. The Christmas Party is my favorite event, because you can see the happiness and pure joy on the children's faces when they meet Santa and receive gifts. I appreciate the hard work and effort these ladies provide, and look forward to helping out more in the future.

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

Whenever I volunteer, I feel a personal sense of gratitude to know this charity really helps children live a better life.

Ways to make it better...

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

Employ more people if possible. You can never have enough help for this organization!

July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

Kids beating cancer is a wonderful organization. Adele and Celilia are two great people you would ever meet. They are so wonderful to my daughter. Thank you for always keeping us in mind on the wonderful events that you have. My daughter has so much fun. Thank you Kids Beating Cancer - you have the biggest hearts!

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

As a parent to a child that had cancer. Kids Beating Cancer keeps my daughter involved in activities that they have.

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

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Assemble packages for children with cancer while in the hospital, "My Room" decorations, toys and crafts. Participate at children's parties, events and activities. Volunteer