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June 23, 2010

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June 23, 2010

Having cared for many children suffering from leukmia, I am most supportive and grateful for Leukemia, Research, Life,Inc. and the ground-breaking research that is saving children's lives. I recently attended a fund-raiser for LRL and met a mother who's son is currently receiving care and treatment because of LRL. As well I heard many other stories of survival and remission. I totally support this remarkable organization and its' mission.

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

I have met survivors and heard their stories of the amazing care they received by the doctors funded by LRL. I also had the privilege of listening to one of the physicians describe his current and ongoing research funded by LRL.

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

Activities and involvement of the volunteers.

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

Knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated to the mission of this organization.

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

With 10 million bucks this organization would find a CURE FOR LEUKEMIA!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

What better cause than finding a cure for childhood cancer? As a nurse and volunteer myself I see far too many children suffering with life-threatening illnesses. I love LRL's mission to eradicate pediatric cancers. My brother sits on the board of directors and I know first-hand what an excellent organization this is. I'm proud to be able to donate to LRL.

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

Having attended LRL functions I have met first-hand some of the amazing doctors and researchers from Children's Hospital, many of the board members and volunteers at Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc., but most importantly I have met the survivors.

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

The warmth and compassion of everyone involved. This is more like a family than an organization.

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

Incredible, invincible, dedicated.

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

End the suffering of children with cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 11, 2010

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June 11, 2010

LRL consists of a group of dedicated volunteers many who have remained involved for almost 30 years. This group of volunteers works very hard year round on different events with the purpose of raising money to be used toward pediatric cancer research. Why? we do this in memory of the beautiful children we have lost and in honor of the courageous children and their families who continue on through treatments, and remission and that they remain in remission. LRL plans to stay the course. We will not give up. We've seen improvements in treatment and outcomes and that keeps us going!

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

witnessing children reaching remission. That is a wonderful feeling.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 10, 2010

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June 10, 2010

The family was absolutely astounded by the assistance and support they received from LRL. Originally I had heard about the organization from an old neighbor and although I never had any direct contact with them they were helpful to the people that I recommended to them. Truly an asset to the community.

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

The simple referral contact I made was one that left me as impressed as I've ever been with an organization.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 9, 2010

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June 9, 2010

My first exposure to LRL was during a discussion with one of the board members. When I asked why he became involved with this organization, the board member responded "it is an organization made up entirely of volunteers who help children with cancer...I can't think of anything I'd rather be involved with". This purely compassionate person says it all. Everyone in this organization has known a child with leukemia, and their purpose is to find a cure so not another child or another parent has to suffer with this illness. Our family friend's son was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2, and then again at age 6. Thankfully he is now a healthy 22 year old man. LRL has made it their business to fund the much needed research, with the hope of eradicating this illness.

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

My friend from childhood has a son who is a survivor, and a dear friend of her younger son is receiving treatment through LRL at present. We are forever grateful to LRL for making treatment possible.

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

Absolutely wonderful organization

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

The incredible group of compassionate, generous people who make up this organiztion. This includes Board members, physicians, medical professionals, volunteers, and support staff.

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

All very devoted people who generously give of their time and energy.

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

Eradicate leukemia

Ways to make it better...

My experience was incredible..the fund raising event was spectacular

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

The economy

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

LRL gives so many people, adults and children, hope for the future

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 8, 2010

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1 previous review
October 7, 2009

Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc. (LRL) is an all volunteer group of parents,relatives and friends, who choose to make a difference. LRL was formed by a group of parents with one thing in common - their... more

June 8, 2010

Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc. (LRL) is an all volunteer group of parents,relatives and friends, who choose to make a difference. LRL was formed by a group of parents with one thing in common - their children had cancer. As a founding memeber I believe by supporting cancer research at a local level we help our children, our families and our community in the fight against the #1 killer disease of children in our country. We recognized the need for pediatric cancer research into the treatment, diagnosis, prevention and ultimate cure of cancer. We organized our efforts and LRL was incorporated as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1981. LRL remains the largest non-profit contributor solely dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital of Michigan. For over 28 years, LRL has remained a volunteer-based organization committed to the belief that a few can make a huge difference. LRL has raised in excess of $3.5 million dollars and is proud of the fact that over 94% of every dollar raised is spent soley on pediatric cancer research. In 1983 when my best friends son succumbed to cancer one week after his 8th birthday I vowed to him that I would NEVER, EVER, give up his fight to find a cure. 30 years later I continue to carry his torch and will do so till I take my last breath. I firmly believe a cure can be found with enough research

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

For the past 30 years I have watched it grow through good times and in bad. Yet it continues to strive even when the world is in economic strife. No matter what you hear about the people in the Detroit area you will never find a more giving population.

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

Find more volunteers who can continue to carry the torch and bring new ideas and concepts to fundraising. Today's youth must be able to continue to fight the #1 killer disease of our children - CANCER.

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

The friends I have made along the way. Watching hard working grass roots people work together toward finding a cure for pediatric cancer.

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

Concerned about mission focus. Raise funds to support pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital of Michigan. They always put the organization above self.

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

Certainly improve the cure rate of children with cancer. $10 million dollars would allow LRL to bring the best minds in the world to one place to work together to find cure to save our kids with cancer.

Ways to make it better...

If we just had more volunteers. Peoples lives are much busier than they were 10 or 20 years ago. They find it difficult to take the time to get involved.

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

Volunteer recruitment

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

Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc. will continue to raise the funds nescessary to continue the extremely important research that will be the key to unlocking the cure!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 7, 2009

Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc. (LRL) is an all volunteer group of parents,relatives and friends, who choose to make a difference. LRL was formed by a group of parents with one thing in common - their children had cancer. As a founding memeber I believe by supporting cancer research at a local level we help our children, our families and our community in the fight against the #1 killer disease of children in our country. We recognized the need for pediatric cancer research into the treatment, diagnosis, prevention and ultimate cure of cancer. We organized our efforts and LRL was incorporated as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1981. LRL remains the largest non-profit contributor solely dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital of Michigan. For over 28 years, LRL has remained a volunteer-based organization committed to the belief that a few can make a huge difference. LRL has raised in excess of $3.5 million dollars and is proud of the fact that over 94% of every dollar raised is spent soley on pediatric cancer research. In 1983 when my best friends son succumbed to cancer one week after his 8th birthday I vowed to him that I would NEVER, EVER, give up his fight to find a cure. 28 years later I continue to carry his torch and will do so till I take my last breath. I firmly believe a cure can be found with enough research.

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

watching the organization fund research projects that produced results. This led to further funding from national organizations like NCI. The cure rate from 1981 when LRL was born has increased from 25 to 70% of children diagnosed.

Ways to make it better...

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

recruit more members to carry on the fight well after I am gone.

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

the fact that none of the money raised is wasted. Over 94% of the funds raised are spent on pediatric research projects.

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

the most generous, giving people that have the same goals as I. They too want to see a day when a child does not have to suffer from cancer and it's treatments.

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

insure that the entire $10 million bucks was spent on pediatric cancer research and nothing else. We would not allow one cent to be wasted.

Ways to make it better...

We just could find more volunteers. It is amazing what a few people have accomplished. I can only imagine where we would be today if we had more volunteers.

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

recruiting enough members to continue the fund raising efforts in such a poor economical era. Most people lead busy lives and finding time to volunteer is the biggest challenge of all.

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

If you are reading this and want to truly save the life of a child you will join our fight and become involved today. If you are inclined to do so please call me on my cell at 313-779-1464 and I will tell you how.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 8, 2010

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June 8, 2010

I have volunteered with LRL for the past four years. Everyone is really nice to work with, easy to get along with, and most importantly, dedicated to what they do. I don't think there are many things that are more important than finding a cure for kids who have cancer. It's a great feeling to be a part of an organization that is doing exactly that.

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

I have visited with and met children who have benefited from research that LRL has supported. LRL helps save lives!

Ways to make it better...

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

I would give it a million dollars.

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

knowing that I make a difference in other kids' lives.

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

Extremely dedicated and motivated.

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

Save the world!

Ways to make it better...

(I don't know how to answer this.)

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

Lack of money and volunteers.

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

If you are interested in volunteering for a great organization with friendly, caring, dedicated people, JOIN LRL! Visit their website at: www.lrlinc.org

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 15, 2010

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January 15, 2010

I learned about LRL thru one of the founders and was very impressed with the passion this group shares to find a cure for Leukemia. I have been involved with LRL for 4 years, and I can say that this group pours its heart and soul into their combined efforts! With this group, it is all about the kids and the cure, no wasted money as they invest every penny back into the support for a cure. You will not find a more deserving group that shares a single vision for what they want to help accomplish!

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

Watching the passion and joy they share in quest for a cure....

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

Kind, loving and very caring...

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

They would donate every penny to finding a cure...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 9, 2009
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October 9, 2009
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I have been entrusted with the job of creating a video presentation for an organization called "Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc." to be presented at their annual dinner-dance fundraiser. The group provides money for research in pediatric cancer. The recipients are dedicated physicians from DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the subjects are patients who are presently fighting cancer and also those that have conquered the disease. I have had the privilege of working on this project for the past 3 years. In order to garner the material for the movie, I have gone into the hospital to visit the young patients who are bravely fighting the disease and coping with the treatments. Also, I have seen parents and grandparents who are masking their heartache with a smile in hopes of lifting the spirits of the young ones in their care. I have interviewed health care workers who are on the frontline daily in their quest to deliver treatments, alleviate the pain, and help to find a cure for pediatric cancer. And, happily, I have interviewed some children and parents who have "beat the beast" and are willing to share their story to offer hope to those that are still waging the fight of their lives. It has been a very humbling, yet rewarding experience.

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

top notch. All have a story to tell. Some will break your heart, others will give you reason to celebrate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 8, 2009

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October 8, 2009

Attending the Jack Zaffarno Golf Outing, a fundraising event for Leukemia Research Life, was my first experience in attending a charity event. Upon arrival, I was moved by the number of people. As i began mingling, one thing became apparent and that was everyone's passion for the cause. I am not a golfer so i rode the golf cart with other atendees and took pictures. One might not think I relish going to a golf tournament when I don't golf, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience due, in part, to the volunteer's attentiveness, thoughtfullness, and diligence. It was also great entertainment watching participants play golf and socialize. It touched my heart to witness cash recipient winners give their winnings back to Leukemia Research Life. The food was delicious. In fact, every aspect of the event was well-planned, extremely organized, and deligthful. The most important thing that I took with me from this event is the conveyed, impassioned belief of an ardent supporter of Leukemia Research Life: " One day children will no longer die of leukemia."

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

seeing so many people come together for a good cause.

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

very passionate for the cause. You could really see their desire to help this organization grow and raise money.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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