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  

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)

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

Keep it as it is and not make any changes, if it is not broke dont fix it...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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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  

6 people found this review helpful

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.

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

Experts in this feild, patient caring and always put the Children first.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-12-01

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