Kids Beating Cancer

Rating: 4.88 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 615 E Princeton St Suite 400 Orlando FL 32803 USA

Mission: Kids Beating Cancer’s mission is to provide resources and support for children with cancer, leukemia and related life threatening diseases throughout the treatment process. By funding pre-transplant testing and donor identification, costs never covered by Medicaid and only partially covered by insurance, any child can have access to stem cell transplantation, the best – and only hope for a cure. This testing is provided at no cost at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center, regardless of the transplanting hospital. THE HEART OF OUR MISSION: children in need of marrow and stem cell transplants. OUR CORE OBJECTIVE: helping children and their families before, during and after transplantation. Because all a family should worry about is helping their child live!
Results: Since 1992, Kids Beating Cancer: Over 7,500 children served Over 37,000 potential donors tested Over 11 million dollars raised Opened the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center in 2012
Target demographics: Serving children with cancer, leukemia, and related life-threatening diseases of all races, ages - birth through 17 years old.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300
Geographic areas served: Central Florida, Florida & US
Programs: Fund the Match support pre-transplant test never funded by Medicaid Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida Hospital for Children Karing 4 Kids Meals for Families while in the KBC PTC My Room decorating a child's hospital room in a theme when they go to transplant
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

KBC does a fantastic job of bringing awareness to pediatric cancer and blood disorders in our community. They offer help to families who need stem cell transplants and promote the BE the Match program. I am so grateful for all their help during my daughter's cancer journey. They have given her so much joy during a very scary part of her life.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Kids Beating Cancer has been the best organization I have dealt with since my daughter was diagnosised in 3/2008. We were introduced to Kids Beating Cancer by a friend and we have attended both the Easter and Christmas functions. K. B. C. events have given us the opportunity to meet and share with other families from across the state who are battling cancer. The staff and volunteers seem genuinely interested in each and every kid and they do their utmost to make the kids feel IMPORTANT and special. I am so impressed and grateful for their intiatives to bring awareness and donors to the bone marrow program. Their Holiday (Christmas)event is moving. Seeing all the kids enjoying a party where they can be themselcves is uplifting and the lighting of the candle tree is inspirational!!!! K. B. C. gave my daughter her first bike at this event and she was thrilled. It warms my heart to think of all the joy they bring to famlies. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Kids Beating Cancer!

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

The efforts to bring awareness to bone marrow donor program.

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

be proud.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The interest and attention the founder gives to each child.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional people with caring hearts and a willingness to go above and beyond your expectaions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save lives by funding more bone marrow transplants/research.

Ways to make it better...

I had been aware of this organiztion sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

perhaps getting the word out. maybe they could use more PR/advertising opportunities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Daughter was a Sickle Cell patient with her sister being a perfect match. Kids Beating Cancer is the BEST non profit organization around. The team opens so many doors for the children and their families during a very difficult time in their life.

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

A lot

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are new to this organization but they have exceeded our expectations. Everyone I have ever spoke with has been helpful and pleasant. They are sincere about helping kids and their families! Thank you KBC :)

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

A lot

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

Kids Beating Cancer gives kids hope. When we are in treatment during the holidays they come through with presents for the kids and the siblings and they throw great events always thinking about the kids that are in need.

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

Some

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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.

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

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wow where do I begin? My son was diagnosed with brain cancer almost 6 years ago. A volunteer from Kids Beating Cancer came to visit him after his surgery. We have had nothing but a positive experience with the organization. Everyone there is so warm and welcoming and they are always willing to help. It really made me feel good to know I had positive people on my son’s side cheering him to recovery.

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

The hospital with my son

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

Nothing....they are wonderful!!!!

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