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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Health Support

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 8,500 children served Over 38,000 potential donors tested Over 13 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

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing charity!!! Very inspirational evening learning about the struggles and accomplishment of so many young people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing group of people to have dealt with. Looking forward to more events.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful charity helping amazingly brave families in need!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful charity, interested only in helping sick children and their families. Please do anything you can to support them!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Back in 2010 my children were diagnosed with a blood disorder called adrenoleukodystrophy. it is a very rare disorder of the blood and can be fatal if not treated early enough in the stage. Out of the 3 boys that I adopted, 2 passed away from the disorder. Kids beating cancer has been so awesome and gives the most sincere concern for each child. I have been blessed to have them come into the lives of my children. Even after their stem cell transplant, they still check on my son to make sure everyone is doing okay. They have events in honor of the recipients and make the children feel so special. I would not know what to do in these hard times if it wasn't for Kids Beating Cancer society. It has made such a tremendouse difference in our lives and many others. I wish there was some way that I can repay them but they have done so much I could never begin to start, so what I do I make myself available to attend the functions to show my appreciation for all their efforts.

Thanks Kids Beating Cancer and Cecelia who does all the outsourcing to get in touch with the parents..the entire staff is amazing and We truly love them all.

Thanks the Jones family Tyveon Jones, Tyanna Jones and Mama Gail (Felecia Peete)

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been aware of this organization for about 2 years. Everyone I have met is sincerely dedicated to the cause of helping children (and their families) with cancer. They will have my continued support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi, I first learned about "Kids Beating Cancer" when I attended a police conference in the Radisson Hotel Miami in 2007. I attended the conference as a member of South Wales Police, and met Adel and the girls on their stand outside the conference rooms. I was interested in the work they did and the help and continued support they provided to children and their families who suffered from cancer. The information they gave was first class and they were trying relentlessly to to recruit new, much needed bone marrow donors to give these children a better life. I was so impressed with the work they were doing, I made contact with similar agencies when I returned to the UK, and have provided contact details of "Kids Beating Cancer" to them to share best practice and provide a link between the USA and UK. All I can say as an outsider is, "keep doing the good work" and please fully endorse the excellent work this organisation is currently doing.