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August 15, 2013

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August 15, 2013

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.

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

Find people who care enough to join the active membership and get involved in the management of the organization. Finding people who are willing to make a long term committment to support the missions and goals of the organization. The mission if you choose to accept: Fund pediatric cancer research to make this a world of Kids Without Cancer!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 6, 2012
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November 6, 2012
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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.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 6, 2012
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November 6, 2012
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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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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 31, 2012
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October 31, 2012
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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.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 8, 2010

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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

October 7, 2009

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October 7, 2009

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.

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

speaking with the survivors, doctors and researchers at Children's Hospital of Michigan and learning about the advances being made, the lives being saved and the reduction of suffering for kids and their families.

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

meeting the kids who have survived cancer and who are now engaged with the organization to help find a cure so that other kids don't have to endure a childhood centered around cancer treatments.

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

caring, committed individuals most of whom had one thing in common - they had a child with cancer.

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

increase survival rates for kids with cancer; make great strides toward finding a cure for childhood cancers; reduce the suffering experienced by kids with cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 12, 2012

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1 previous review
October 7, 2009

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 organ... more

November 12, 2012

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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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 7, 2009

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.

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

Witnessing young toddler's diagnosed with pediatric cancer and are now in their teens in remission!

Ways to make it better...

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

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

Meeting many wonderful volunteers, networking

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

From a wide range of backgrounds, famileis, busy stay at home Moms juggling many hats, to business professionals

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

It could reach for the cure of pediatric cancer

Ways to make it better...

we had mor volunteers to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research

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

Needing volunteers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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