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Starlight Children's Foundation - Global Office
June 21, 2011

Our family received a devastating diagnosis of childhood cancer almost 4 years ago that completely changed our lives. We lost income, freedom and the "normalcy" we once enjoyed as a family. Slowly we began to adjust to our "new normal" that included caring for our young daughter as she fought for her life. We had no energy, nor the means to plan activities or excursions for our family of 5. We learned of Starlight Children's Foundation through a cancer wellness center in our area. Starlight made it possible for us to enjoy family time again...time to reconnect...time to forget about childhood cancer for a while...time to experience new people, new places and new friends. Starlight's Great Escapes and Day Brighteners are aptly named; we have experienced both - a time to escape the realities of childhood cancer and days full of brightness...THANKS Starlight!!

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

my own family's life...Starlight gaves us opportunities we would not have otherwise been afforded and we have been very grateful.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a way to raise more funds to expand the progrm to include more families.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Our family participates in Starlight's Great Escapes and Day Brighteners.

National Childhood Cancer Foundation
August 1, 2009

CureSearch is a place where the medical minds bent on beating childhood cancer can come together to share their research for the cure. My own daughter is benefiting from research driven treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. CureSearch collaborations and discoveries have made it possible for children like my daughter to have a more targeted approach to treat leukemia that irradicates the disease while having the least toxic effects possible on long term survival. Cancer is cruel at any age, but somehow in the life of a child it is so totally unnatural, painful and downright scary...please help CureSearch keep searching until the CURE is found for all our kids.

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

practical and life altering ways watching my own daughter benefit from the treatment plan developed by doctors and researchers who are part of CureSearch.

Ways to make it better...

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

keep on keepin' on...they're doing great work.

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

knowing that we're reaching for a goal that would give every child with cancer a chance at a childhood and a lifetime cured.

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

Finally find the cure for childhood cancers and that might possibly lead to cures for adult cancers as well...just IMAGINE!!!

Ways to make it better...

I could know for sure that my daughter is 100% cured of cancer.

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

lack of awareness by the general population since many people really think cancer does not happen to children. Coupled with that fact is the sad state of funding in our nation that negatively impacts organizations like CureSearch.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I helped raise awareness about childhood cancer.