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
I am honored to be involved with this charity and its leadership. Its professionalism and impact on the community, is why I am so committed. I have witnessed the children whose lives have been given the hope of a cure, the comfort this charity brought to the families. Removing the financial burdens on the families and the barriers to care by funding treatments not covered by insurance. Five star charity for sure!
I was drawn to Margaret's story as I, too, lost one of my children to leukemia... Helping & supporting other kids & their families with cancer, has helped me to move forward... The compassion & genuine desire of this charity to make a difference in these children's lives, is what giving back is all about! Kids Beating Cancer, is my #1 charity of choice!