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July 31, 2009

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July 31, 2009

I first learned about Mission4Maureen 2 years ago. At that time, I worked for a not for profit trade association. I knew first hand, how difficult it was to do fund raising, and to get people interested in a worthy and passionate cause. I was not only impressed, but touched with the gentle and kind way that the volunteers of Mission4Maureen handle their cause. Since then, I have kept in touch, kept informed and remain interested in the progress that this organization continues to make in order to impact the lives of those touched with this tragic and devistating form of cancer.

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

terms of affecting the lives of others in a positive way.

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

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Ways to make it better...

I could recieve more updates on where the money is disbursed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

Within the last year or so, I have worked with Rosie Gellott as she has organized fund raising programs for MISSION 4 MAUREEN. As a concert promoter I was able to make available to her, ticket packages for attendance to live musical concerts with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. I was happy to hear that the packages we contributed raised significant money for the charity. Mission 4 Maureen is such a worthwhile endeavor, and offers immediate assistance to fund recipients. I highly recommend Mission 4 Maureen as an organization worthy of consideration for any funds that can be provided which will enable them to continue their kindly and viable operations.

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

the hands on assistance that the organization offers.

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

be very proud of the selfless assistance that the organization provides.

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

the turn key operation. I provided product and the organization handled all the details of auction and collection of funds for the charity.

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

extremely well organized.

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

greatly enhance the day to day life of cancer patients and their families

Ways to make it better...

only I were able to provide more product for them. My wish is that more companies would offer time and funding for Mission 4 Maureen

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

consistent funding

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

Mission 4 Maureen is not one of the larger organizations you might find, but you could not match their effort or heart.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

Mission4Maureen is a mission that was started in memory of my college roommate and dear friend. Maureen was such an amazing and beautiful person inside and out! Her family absolutely adored her and vice versa. I can tell you that without a doubt this mission comes from the heart and with each person that it helps Maureen's spirit is renewed- what a cherished blessing. Everyone that knew Maureen knows that her zest for life must live on some way and some how and I know this mission is the way to for that to happen. I am forever a donor in Mission4Maureen

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

the voice of Maureen's father.

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

continue to have my heart at the core of this mission.

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

reconnecting with the Walkers.

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

kind and quick to respond.

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

only get stronger and more devoted to their cause.

Ways to make it better...

I could be there in person to experience the benefits of this mission.

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

the economy and the clock.

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

I've never seen a mission for a lost love one evolve as this one in its ever growing and ever expanding ability to capture hopes and dreams of so many.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

Maureen's story and the legacy that her family, friends and community have created in her honor is touching and inspiring.

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

The testimonials of the families

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

There dedication to helping other families affected by cancer

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

Amazing

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

provide more assistance to more people

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

I have watched this organization grow from a direct-assistance fund for Maureen herself to an independent foundation that has helped dozens of patients across the country. The work they do is truly inspiring, and their dedication to brain cancer patient assistance is without equal.

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

...the personal stories of the people they have helped.

Ways to make it better...

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

...seek additional exposure and awareness however and wherever I could.

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

...how much they truly care about the people they help.

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

...very dedicated and sincere.

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

...keep doing what it does so well, but for SO MANY more deserving people.

Ways to make it better...

...more people would "do something."

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

...comparative obscurity in an economy that makes charitable giving difficult even for the well-intentioned.

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

...this organization does great work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

Our experience with Mission4Maureen was brief but unbelievably helpful at a very stressful time in our lives. My son, Zachary, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain stem tumor, at age 5. He underwent surgery and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. As you can imagine, just the news alone has been devastating to our family, but we are managing to wade through this process and deal with each step day by day (sometimes minute by minute). Although there is never a “good” time to receive such news, this happened to hit us at a particularly rough time in our financial circumstances. Due to the recession, we experienced a dramatic loss of income. The medical circumstances surrounding childhood cancer are stressful enough, and the financial burdens only exacerbate it. When we received the forms, we weren’t comfortable asking for a specific dollar amount, so we just said that any financial assistance would be greatly appreciated. Just when we thought there was no relief in sight, our prayers were answered faithfully when we received an unbelievable letter from the Mission4Maureen organization announcing that we were to receive an extremely generous cash donation payable on our behalf. Needless to say, we were ecstatic and overwhelmed with the response we received. In the past, we have donated to other organizations that help families in need in similar circumstances, never knowing that we would one day be a recipient of others’ generosity! If others knew that one day it could be “their” family member, perhaps there would be many more programs available…but there is no crystal ball. This is a gift from that comes straight from the heart with LOTS OF HELP from wonderful organizations such as Mission4Maureen that actually don’t just sit back and wait for people to contact them but REACH OUT to the affected families through caring social workers. We would not have known that this organization existed had it not been for the intricate arrangement of many wonderful people. Additionally, we would like to thank those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to contact donor families as well as those who are continually working to generate the funds that make Mission4Maureen and similar programs possible. Without their effort, combined with the generosity of millions of donors, this financial assistance would not be possible. Again, we’re so thankful for organizations such as Mission4Maureen and all of the kind and compassionate individuals, families and businesses that band together to donate time and financial resources to assist families in crisis. Please consider Mission4Maureen in your quest to honor Great Nonprofits! Thank you. P.S. In addition to the wonderful monetary gift, please also remember to PRAY for Zachary’s health - as well as the health of all of the children who suffer from this terrible disease - prayer is a free, yet priceless, gift!

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

the way that they found a way to reach out to our family when we didn't even know that Mission4Maureen existed to help families such as ours! WOW!

Ways to make it better...

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

keep on doing what they're doing. Get the word out more through national publicity.

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

that they made the ENTIRE process so effortless on our behalf...from filling out the initial request form to sending financial assistance directly on our behalf! One less hassle when we are dealing with soooo many issues. THANKS SO MUCH!

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

unbelievably wonderful to work with. The kindness and compassion shown to us was simply incredible. We're so very grateful to everyone at Mission4Maureen.

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

reach out to even more families in similar circumstances around the globe. The greatest gift we can give our children (especially those in crisis) is our time. This financial gift allows us to spend our time with our kids with less worrying about bills.

Ways to make it better...

we knew more about this organization.

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

the enormity of helping so many families in need, the task of getting the word out about what they do and who they serve and the quest to do so much for so many donors. Unbelievable! Great JOB!

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

NO ONE expects to go through this with a child! Everyone thinks that cancer affects adults, but kids get it too. Brain cancer can be especially debilitating as it can affect EVERY bodily function. We need to help these families AND combat this disease!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

As a cousin of Maureen, knowing her strength and courage and the will-to-live during the traumatic time she had and the fact it was only natural for her family to continue her plight to fight this disease through her name is a compliment to her legacy and family. With the growth of this non-profit organization has something to be said for.

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

the outpouring of support to the families they help

Ways to make it better...

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

Nothing

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

Going on Mission4Maureen's website and reading the updates on what is happening

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

Incredible

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

Help so many families with the financial struggles of cancer

Ways to make it better...

Nothing

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

Nothing

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

Mission4Maureen is the GREATEST non-profit organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 29, 2009

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July 29, 2009

Mission4Maureen has been filling a need that has often been overlooked. By helping families in day to day finances, they can focus their energy on what really matters. Maureen's family and friends are an inspiration with their selflessness and helping others. I have referred several friends to this non-profit for their loved ones battling brain cancer.

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

let families focus on their loved-ones health, not bills.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 29, 2009

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July 29, 2009

Maureen was my sister in law and her cause representes exactly what she wanted- to help others in need that are suffering this illness. I have recommended some of my own friends to her site for assistance who are battling with brain cancer in their families. I know she smiles as she looks down upon us and watches over her family and this great cause.

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

updates posted on those who were financially helped

Ways to make it better...

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

ask my family and friends to spread the word more often

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

hearing how many families the cause has helped survive.\

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

increase marketing efforts to more families in need and save lives.

Ways to make it better...

I could get more people to join and contribute

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

Maureen would be so proud of how her dad and family have kept her wishes going.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

I have never heard a negative thing about this organization. In fact, the only responses I get are positive ones, either from people who have received help, or heard about or been a part of the Mission4Maureen.

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

the testimonials I have read from others who have received help from the Mission4Maureen. And, from the growing number of supporters.

Ways to make it better...

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

not change anything.

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

seeing how many people have been helped.

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

truly dedicated to the cause.

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

touch so many more lives.

Ways to make it better...

we didn't have to worry about cancer.

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

continuing to raise money to help others in a difficult economy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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