Red Dog Foundation, Inc

Rating: 4.79 stars   29 reviews

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Location: Yonkers NY USA

Mission: The Red Dog Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 organization that provides financial assistance to parents who have children that suffer from cancer by helping to defray the cost of parking, while visiting their child in a New York City hospital.
Target demographics: Cancer stricken children and their families.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Red Dog Fund is an amazing non profit organization. They bring people together to raise money for a great cause. They took a tragic event and turned it into an amazing celebration of a loved ones memory and are helping alot of people in need in the process. I have attended every event since the organization has been created and every one of them was a hit. The amount of dedication from the Califano family is heartwarming and really gives people a sense of the passion they have to keep this organization alive. I look forward to many years of fun filled events with the Red Dog Fund.

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Red Dog Fund is an amazing organization that has turned a tragedy into something positive. I have enjoyed all of the events that I have attended and I always look forward to going to the next one! The Red Dog Fund is an inspiration and it brings hope to families in need. 

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It was a fabulous night for a wonderful cause. Food, wine and company was amazing. Loved every minute of it, we are so looking forward to the next gala. Great night, great food amazing friends. Congratulations to all!!

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

seeing growth in everyone affected by Ralph

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

change nothing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

For those who know someone who has cancer or who has died of cancer, it is a long and strenuous struggle. It is difficult for the cancer patient and it is also dificult for their families and close friends. There are doctor visits, clinic visits, lab tests, radiation treatment fees, drug costs, and surgery fees just to name a few. This organization, Red Dog Foundation, is in honor of Ralphie. His family were aware of the expenses that they would incur, but one expense definitely stood out: hospital parking fees. Who knew that this fee could add up to over hundreds of dollars? The Red Dog understands that their friends, families and supporters could afford at least a dollar, and yet that dollar would make such a dramatic impact. It is organizations like the Red Dog that will impact us for years to come.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Long Time Friend

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Having been in the situation where you are visiting a loved one daily in a NY facility for cancer treatments, I know how important this foundation is. It may not seem like much, but when you visit daily and the parking costs anywhere from $20 - $40 daily, it adds up and fast! When you factor in the expenses already associated with any type of cancer treatment, this is one additional expense that slowly and consistently drains an already depleting budget. Not visiting is NOT an option either. Any financial assistance is welcome when you deal with a cancer patient. Anyone who has "been there" understands this well. What the Red Dog Foundation is doing is worthwhile, appreciated and very much needed!

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

No

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

If enough donations were secured, it would be nice to see this expanded into different states.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We met the Califano family at the hospital and Ralph and my son started corresponding. Ralph was older and so my son looked up to him. We would always look for Ralph on clinic days. We were so very sad when we heard of his passing. We go to Sloan just once a month now, thank goodness but were there for long hospital stays and several times a week. The costs for all of this kind of medical care is horrendous and you have to remember that often times the parents cannot work. They have a new job. I am a single mom and this is what I did. It is so nice to see this foundation and the love coming from it. We have not made any fundraisers as my son is still recovering but we hope to get to one soon!! Thanks to all those that donate from those of us experiencing this awful disease. God Bless and Ralph keeps smiling down on us all!

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I know the great family the Califano's are. God Bless them all.

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

All going well. Foundation is up and running. Good luck!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Red Dog Fund is a wonderful organization that truly serves a great purpose. The cost of parking builds up quickly, especially when a family is making daily visits and the patient is a long term stay. With this organization, families will have one less worry and will be able to concentrate more on their child's health.

In the short time that I have known the Califano family through Ralph, I can truly say that they are a wonderful and caring group of people that have experienced these troubles first hand, which makes this organization even more promising. I believe that as time goes on this organization will help tons of families that face this hardship.

Good job guys :-)

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

PLEASE DONATE!!!!

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

Let me tell you a little about the Red Dog Foundation. The Red Dog Foundation was founded by Michael and Frank Califano, they are my nephews. There brother Ralph passed away from Leukemia at age 24. Michael felt that this disease should not go unnoticed so he wanted to do something in memory of his brother and families who have to deal with the horrific disease. This is a unique fund... it helps families to pay parking fees at NYC hospitals... which can easily add up to $50 a day or more, while you child is at the hospital. All the proceeds will go to various families in need of this and also buying gifts at the holiday seasons for the childred who are strcken with cancer. Let's find a few dollars to help out in this wonderful organzation.

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I am doing everything i can to help this organization, reaching out to people for donations and support.

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

I like the organization just the way it is growing slowly, but it will reach it's goal.

 
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