Kids Without Cancer (Formerly Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc.)

Rating: 4.97 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: PO Box 32783 Detroit MI 48232 USA

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
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 38-2377242
313-884-0931
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with this wonderful charity for almost 5 years. Their mission to find a cure for childhood cancer is one that I can stand behind and that I'm happy to fund. I love the work this charity does for Children's Hospital of Michigan and the people on the board, the volunteers and the general members. I can't say enough about the work they do.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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4 people found this review helpful

I came from Florida to attend LRL's Evening of Hope event this year. What a wonderful night. I was able to meet with the very doctors doing the actual cancer research and also met some of the childhood cancer survivors that are aligned with this charity. A very emotional and touching experience to say the least. I love this organization and will continue to support it in the future.

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

I've met the kids who have survived cancer because of the research being funded by LRL. I've met the doctors and researchers firsthand. I've also met the incredible volunteers and directors of LRL and have experienced their dedication.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I had a great time at the incredible Evening of Hope event - my first event with this organization. The company I work for sponsors this charity and our President is also the President of this organization. Hearing the speeches from the wonderful doctors at Children's Hospital was so inspiring - and hearing the stories from the kids who survived cancer was incredibly emotional and touching. I love what this charity is doing and plan on continuing to contribute tho their cause.

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

What's really wonderful is meeting the doctors and researchers first-hand and seeing the kids who have survived cancer. It's great to know that this cutting-edge research is going on right here in Detroit.

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

Attending their events and meeting the people involved with this charity.

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

Incredible, inspiring people.

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

End childhood cancer!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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5 people found this review helpful

My company is a sponsor of this wonderful organization. We are so pleased to be able to help fund research for finding a cure for childhood cancers. I have met many of the amazing volunteers and board members and just wish I could do more to help them - what a great mission - the eradication of childhood cancer! My greatest wish is that they are able to fulfill this mission.

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

I've met some of the children survivors and heard their stories. Twenty or thirty years ago some of these kids would surely not have survived but due to the research and resulting treatments survival rates are on the rise.

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

Find a cure and end the suffering of kids with cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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6 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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?

2010-3-01

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12 people found this review helpful

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."

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?

2009-9-01

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