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: 4 stars  

I HAVE BEEN A DONOR SINCE DAY ONE. RALPH WAS MY NEPHEW, WHO WAS WITH US A VERY SHORT TIME. HIS BROTHER MICHAEL, PROMISED THAT RALPH'S LEGACY WILL CONTINUE, THEFORE HE ORGANIZED THE RED DOG FOUNDATION. I HAVE READ ALL THOSE STORIES OF THE FAMILIES HE HAS HELPED. THEY ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT RED DOG HAS DONE FOR THEM. I WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION, BECAUSE OF ALL THE HELP THEY GIVE TO THESE FAMILIES.

DENISE ROMANCE

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Red Dog Foundation is a great organization that has directly impacted families who have a child with cancer. By offering funds to pay for parking at NYC hospitals, a financial burden is lifted off of these families during a very difficult time. I went to their gala this month and it was so much fun; I will gladly support Red Dog in the future.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a great time at the Wicked Wolf for the KAROKE 4 CANCER event. I brought some friends, met some old friends and made new friends. Fun was definitely had by all! This should be an annual event..Great job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Attended the Karaoke for Cancer event at the Wicked Wolf and it was fantastic! The energy level in the bar was only matched by the enthusiasm of the people attending this event. And kudos to the Califano family for organizing another great event to raise money for this wonderful cause . Congratulations to all those folks who participated -- some great singing, some really awful singing, which I'm sure was on purpose to win the prize for "worst" performance ;-) When is the next event? Sign me up!

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

THE ROMANCE'S ATTENDED THE GALA!! GREAT TIME!! FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE SILENT AUCTION WAS LOTS OF FUN!! MIKE AND SUSIE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN DECORATING AND PUT ALOT OF THOUGHT IN EVERY DETAIL!!! BUT MOST OF ALL IS THE MONEY THAT WAS RAISED TO HELP THE WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION

LET'S KEEP IN GOING!!

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SO FAR I HAVE WATCHED ORGANIZATION GROW!

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NO CHANGES TO MADE, OTHER THAN, LET'S RAISE MORE MONEY, TO HELP THESE FAMILIES IN NEED!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Red Dog Fund's First Annual Gala was an amazing event. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and raised money in the memory of an amazing human being. My daughter's first words this morning were when is the next Gala. Job well done, Califano Family.

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We have seen this family and organization raise over $24,000 in 6 months. The fund is dedicated to helping family's have affordable parking in NYC while visiting their family members.

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Do absolutely nothing. Everyone should donate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GREAT FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT CAUSE! THE ORGANIZERS PUT ON AN AMAZING BENEFIT.

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Organizers of the Foundation are family friends.

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None!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This event was a huge success for all! So proud of my family for how it was all put together and ran so smoothly for a first event! Next year will be even more spectacular!!! The amount of money raised was awesome, wish I could see the expression on the faces of those who will benefit from this! PRICELSS

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Watching the enthusiasm and hard work my family members have demonstrated with complete selflessness

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Never stop trying to achieve all goals

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Rating: 4 stars  

Being a member of the Califano family I have seen first hand what they had to endure day after day for seven years. During those years a marriage took place, grandchildren were born, grandparents were lost an emotional roller coaster ride for all because leukemia was still lurking in the background. But through it all Ralph stood strong and happy with the support of his family and friends and never looked back, always ahead.
So it is with great love that this organization was formed to keep his smiling memory alive and give help and hope to other experiencing the same difficulties.
I am very proud of this family and will encourage all to do whatever to make their dream a reality.
The foundation has already sponsored two successful fundraisers, a fishing trip and bar crawl, and a gala is planed for Sept. Their work is continuous in order to raise funds for the cost of parking in NYC hospitals and I am sure their efforts will be rewarded.

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my husband attended the fishing trip, and my daughter and friends attends the bar crawl

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Make my goal to get a celebrity to adopt this mission

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are in awe of the strength, love, and courage it takes to support a loved one who is sick. It is even more amazing when that same family loses their loved one and decides to help those who are struggling with the very same issues. Visiting a family member should not be a luxury only some people can afford. The Red Dog Foundation is working hard to ensure that visiting a family member at Memorial Sloan Kettering is affordable. The Califano Family has inspired us to believe that you can take tragedy and make something truly remarkable happen. By doing so, they have kept Ralph’s spirit alive forever.

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The Red Dog Foudation has gone to great lengths to jump start their fundraising through various activities. Coming up in the fall The Gala is sure to be fun for the whole family, and a great opportunity to raise funds. Anyone can get involved or make a donation by visiting their website. WWW.REDDOGFUND.ORG

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This foundation is already doing great work, and with every one's support they are sure to do even more. Donate today!

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Rating: 5 stars  

so The RED DOG FUND is Amazing not just because my cuz started it but that helps... Also we are helping those who are in need and parking in the city for those who go into the city you know the deal!!! we are helping those who have cancer and those love ones who want to visit!! As we all My lil Cuz Ralph passed away this year and I wish I was there every day by his side!!! we are not rich and didn't have this opportunity to do so because of work and paying for parking, why not help those who are less fortunate and donate a $1 or more and help these children please!!!!

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AMAZING please help out and donate

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I WANT TO MAKE THIS WORLDWIDE AND NEED EVERYONES HELP AND SUPPORT!!!!!!

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