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Review for Brad Kaminsky Foundation, Ashburn, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is a wonderful organization that was started by Lisa Millar in honor of her brother Brad, after he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Lisa works tirelessly, to keep a promise she made to her brother, that she would not stop fighting until a cure was found and she has kept that promise... raising funds and awareness everyday in really every way possible. From Golf tournaments, to lemonade stands, to monte carlo night, to 5k/10k races, to bar crawls, and cookbooks, and dancers vs cancer, and social media campaigns, etc. She has done this in her community, as well as, across the united states. She is also a founding member of The Grey Ribbon Crusade, which united small non-profits together to raise awareness and funds. Lisa is determined to make this a cause known, and in the process has brought so much hope and so much comfort to families. Lisa also helps family members in their grieving process, she always dedicates her events, not only to her brother Brad, but to so many other warriors who have lost their battles. Lisa dedicated the Heroes of Hope Race last November to my dad, and i was able to fly out to CA to run in the race. See the 501 (c) (3) was set up to raise monetary funds to be given directly for Brain Cancer research, and the foundation has been hugely successful in their effort to do so, but Lisa does so much more for families, she offers her ear, and her time, and she listens, and she CARES, and she gives hope to people. I know this personally because over the 6+ years I have known Lisa she helped me tremendously with navigating both my mom's cancer diagnosis, as well as, my dad's brain cancer diagnosis. She even assisted me with getting scans sent to hospitals, and explained the ins and outs of the clinical trials. Whenever, I meet anyone dealing with a brain cancer diagnosis I always encourage them to reach out to Lisa because her knowledge is so valuable. Lisa has been running the foundation for 13 years now. She runs it out of her house, she has never once taken a paycheck for the over 40 hours of work she does every week. She works part time jobs, as well as, raises three kids in addition to running a foundation. She is the kindest, most caring, selfless individual I have had the honor to know. I could never thank her or the Brad Kaminsky Foundation enough for all she has done for my family and so many others for a cause that is so significant. I am confident that when I donate to TBKF that all that money is going to fund research for a cure. TBKF is truly a GREAT non-profit, thanks to the HUGE heart of Lisa Millar.

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Brad Kaminsky Foundation, Ashburn, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered for this foundation for the past 5 years. I don't know anyone that works harder and is more dedicated to the cause than Brad Kaminsky Foundation founder Lisa Millar. She not only works to raise awareness and money to fund research, but offers support and her knowledge to help those effected with Brain Cancer and their families, not only in her community, but globally. She works 24/7, out of her house, and unlike many charities, you can feel confident that when you donate to TBKF that all your money is going towards funding research.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Brad Kaminsky Foundation, Ashburn, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked for the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for the past three years. I lost my best friend to a brain tumor at the age of 20, and a few years later lost my mom to cancer that had spread to her brain. It is amazing to know that people like Lisa and organizations like the Brad Kaminsky Foundation exist. Lisa's drive and passion for the cause is what makes the organization so special. She made a promise to her brother that she wouldn't stop until a cure was found, and she has stuck to it, working around the clock not only creating fundraising events, but creating a national branding campaign to unite all Brain Tumor nonprofits together. I always joke with her that she can take anything and turn it into a way to get people involved, to spread awareness for this cause, and raise funds, but its true where there is a will there is a way with TBKF and Lisa. I commend her for all the incredible work she is doing, and am so thankful that I am able to say I am a part of this organization.

Role:  Volunteer & I have volunteered at the Golf Tournament, Race for a Cure in Los Angeles, Monte Carlo, Getting Happy for a Cure and the Love is the Cure pub crawl. I also work in the office.