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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

4 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.

Comments ( 1 )

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently joined the Board of Directors for the Ellie Fund, however, my families involvement with this organization started more than two years ago. My family became involved with the Ellie Fund after a close friend of ours was diagnosed with breast cancer. Feeling helpless that we could not go through the radiation or chemo, we told her that we wanted to raise money for some breast cancer related cause in her honor. She then told us the story of the Ellie Fund and one particular women who she met that was going through chemo treatment (while still working) and how the Ellie Fund was able to help this individual. Since then we have heard many more stories about the direct impact that the services provided through the Ellie Fund have had for those families throughout Massachusetts who are fighting breast cancer on a daily basis. As a result, my wife and I have continued to work closely with the Ellie Fund to raise awareness and donations for this fantastic organization.

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jnations 10/03/2012

Thanks so much for your generous support Scott! We are honored to work with you. Your enthusiastic support of our mission will help propel us into the next great stage of our development so we can help more families than ever before.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Working for the Ellie Fund as member of the board is truly an honor. After every board meeting, I walk away inspired and moved by the hard work, dedication, and care that go into this organization. The services provided for breast cancer patients and their families are nothing less than exceptional. With the outstanding fundraising events, the tireless volunteers, and most importantly the brave women and their families affected by breast cancer, Ellie Fund is a top notch charity that touches the lives and makes a difference for everyone involved.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a Board Member of the Ellie Fund! I have a fear of public speaking but would not hesitate to stand in front of a big crowd to talk about the important work this organization does. The Ellie Fund staff go above and beyond providing the much needed services breast cancer patients deserve.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a breast cancer patient, I heard about The Ellie Fund from my medical team. I was so impressed with the mission of The Ellie Fund right from the start. Their focus is on helping the women and their families during a very challenging time by providing them with necessary things like rides to appointments and healthy meals. Their fund raising events are all about health and beauty, sending a positive message to donors and patients alike. I wish there were more organizations like The Ellie Fund!