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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Education, Health

Mission: The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer and eases its effects on patients and families. We provide critical support services free of charge to enhance quality of life including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious delivered meals.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We support more than 500 breast cancer patients and family members each year across Massachusetts.

Geographic areas served: All of Massachusetts

Programs: The ellie fund provides support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Julie76

Advisor

Rating: 5

In addition to the previous review on how The Ellie Fund impacts families, I wanted to add a few words about the charity's "back of the house" heart. The Ellie Fund and its dedicated staff are not only excellent charitable partners, but are hyperaware of how each penny could best be used making a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. They are kind, caring and crazy smart administrators and marketers. By raising awareness about supporting families surviving breast cancer through creative high-end fundraising events, they have also heightened the profile of those who choose this cause over many others, and this specific charity as their primary nonprofit for giving in a philanthropic marketplace with many choices. I've never in my 20-year career seen such profound loyalty and love for and within an organization - whether they are "taking care" of event volunteers or making every sponsor, donor and partner feel like they are part of the family. This is a nonprofit organization that loves its staff, volunteers and supporters as well as it cares for the women who are in crisis and need support.

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jnations We are deeply touched by your kind words. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication, loyalty and support. We are honored to call you our friend and colleague.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Ellie Fund provides financial support to women in treatment for breast cancer. The mission of the Ellie Fund is unique in that they strive to support both patients and their caregivers. From grocery cards to taxi vouchers the Ellie Fund has made life significantly less stressful for many of the women with whom I work. The staff of the Ellie Fund is also very compassionate and always willing to go out of their way to help someone in need.

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jnations 09/28/2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this nice review Julie. We greatly appreciate your partnership!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a social worker caring for breast cancer patients I have seen first hand the countless patients and families who have been helped by the Ellie Fund. It is a beautifuly run organization.

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jnations 09/27/2012

Thank you so much for your generous support of the Ellie Fund! We think you're beautiful too.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ellie Fund is always available to help our patients with the challenges that beset them as they go through cancer treatment. Julie Nations, in particular, gives of herself as well.

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jnations 09/27/2012

A million thanks for your kind words. We couldn't do it without YOU.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hi, My name is Laura Proctor, and I am the Patient Navigator at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates-Kenmore Oncology Department. It is my role as PN to provide any and all services for our patients undergoing treatment for various cancer related diseases. The Ellie Fund is the only local non-profit organization within the Greater Boston area that provides our breast cancer patients with incredible benefits as they are going through treatment. There are not enough words to descibe the responses that I receive when these woman and their families receive that grocery card, or gas card, and sometimes dish and deliver meals, etc.....I consider this referral based resource to be our most valued and appreciated of any others. We have become friends with the organization. They are so hands on, we feel we know them all personally. I just can't say enough. We are honored to hold our own fundraiser in October for Breast Cancer Awareness, providing The Ellie Fund with the proceeds from this event. It is simple. The Ellie Fund just keeps giving back!

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jnations 09/27/2012

Laura thanks so much for your kind words and continued generous support. We cannot thank you enough for your years of partnership and support. We are honored to work with you and call you our friend!

1 Deb L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Ellie Fund is unique in that it provides support to take care of those who take care of everyone else. By supporting women and men with the day to day demands, burdens are eased and the patient can then focus on resting and healing.

1 Arturo M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I did volunteer as a professional photographer for the Ellie Fund events. I would like to say that I had a such great experience working under the direction of Julie Nations the director of the EF; such an excellent level of coordination and at the same time, enjoying a friendly and loving environment.

Now I produce a yearly fund raising event and I am looking forward to working together and support the Ellie Fund cause.

1 julie n

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is an honor to work for the Ellie Fund and continue the legacy of giving that was started by Eleanor Popkin, emulated by her sons, and continued by all the volunteers, donors and friends who have been instrumental in making the organization the success that it is today.

I have been working in the non profit field for more than 20 years and this is the best organization I have had the pleasure of supporting.