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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: FUNDING OF PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE AND WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Geographic areas served: Midwest/Great Lakes

Programs: Grant for pediatric cancer research

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Please join Kids Without Cancer at their 32nd Annual Evening of Hope being held on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at Detroit's famous Hockeytown Cafe located on Woodward Ave directly across from Comerica Park. A fun time to had by all and a way to help raise funds to support pediatric cancer reserach at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member of Kids Without Cancer since 1995. Coming from a healthy family, it was important to me to give back and donate my time helping to raise funds for pediatric cancer research to find a cure. No child should have to endure the treatments and risk of dying from cancer. Over the years its been exciting to see the progress in overall survival rate. However we’re still not there. Research needs to continue to find the ultimate cure. Lets all give back. Do what you can to help. Lets help kids to live a full and healthy life!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Leukemia, Research, Life, INC. since 1995. My husband Nick had told me about this wonderful organization and his involvement since its inception. What I liked about the organization is that it raises funds for pediatric cancer research - searching for a cure, a family's greatest nightmare in which there may not be enough research dollars available to find the cure that's going to save their child. What happens then to their child? Its devastating to a family. Nick and I have 3 healthy grandchildren. We appreciate and are thankful everyday that these young girls do not have to face painful treatments and proceduers. This is my chance to give back my time and effort to help raise funds for pediatric cancer espeically for those families who are overwhelmed and don't know what's coming next at them. If you've never experienced cancer directly you may have no idea what these familes are going through. This is their life everyday. Soccor, and other kid's events are placed in the background. Anyone with a healthy child, I know you are busy with your life and their activities, but thank God everyday that you don't have to spend time on the pediatric cancer unit. Perhaps you can give back some of your time too just to help another child.

1 Sue Sargent

Board Member

Rating: 5

After I lost my daughter to cancer in 1993. The 3 months that my daughter fought the disease and the time without her was enough to know that I needed to do something to help find a cure There are too many children who are affected and the research in underfunded. Kids Without Cancer is dedicated to raise awareness and the much needed funds to find that cure.

1 Christina37

Board Member

Rating: 5

I got involved with Kids Without Cancer because I was looking for a way to help raise awareness and research money for childhood cancer. As a mother of a childhood cancer survivor, I've learned first hand how important this research is, especially with so many kids in our community being diagnosed every year with this disease. KWC members impressed me with their level of commitment and dedication to the cause, and they've inspired me to want to do the same. As an organization, they've been around for over 30 years and have worked to raise over 3.5 million for cancer research at Children's Hospital of Michigan. I am proud to be affiliated with this wonderful organization. I hope that more people will share in our vision and want to help make our goal a reality - a world of Kids Without Cancer.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first learned about Kids Without Cancer from a member who's son was treated by the same doctor as my brother. Happily, her son is a cancer survivor. My brother passed away seven years ago. But my brother did not die as a direct result of the cancer, he died of his treatment. The treatments he received as a child caused brain tumors as an adult. What I love about Kids Without Cancer is their goal of eradicating all childhood cancers by funding research. These research projects that have been funded by the organization over the past thirty years HAVE made a difference in how childhood cancer is treated today. The doctors and staff who perform the research are top notch and world class. We have become a family at Kids Without Cancer with a common goal of helping our young people so they can become survivors and lead a long, healthy life.

8 Nick Consiglio

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

LRL is a fantastic, grass-roots organization engaged in raising funds for cancer research being conducted at Children's Hospital of Michigan. I was drawn to this organization for several reasons but one of the most important is that it is run by volunteers. LRL is so lean and efficient that it is able to pass on 90% of every dollar directly to Children's Hospital. From my research it appears that most highly-ranked charities are only left with about 65% of every dollar once administrative and marketing costs are deducted. LRL, on the other hand, if focused on keeping its costs to a bare minimum with the intent of forwarding as much money as possible to fund pediatric cancer research.