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BRAD KAMINSKY FOUNDATION
October 27, 2014

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation does not have a highly-paid C.E.O. but a "director", Lisa Millar, who works hours and hours for free. She devotes her time to raising money through races, IDance 4a Cure, galas with auctions, and golf tournaments. She has expanded her fund-raising events to other states because her network of like-minded people with a connection to brain cancer is expanding. Her goal is one which thousands of people find worthwhile.

All her efforts are focused on providing money for research for a cure for brain cancer. Lisa is singularly focused on this goal. How many non-profits can say this?

If someone is diagnosed with brain cancer, Lisa calls her doctors at Duke and connects the newly diagnosed with a neurologist who can help.

It is an honor and a privilege helping the Brad Kaminsky Foundation.

She deserves the recognition of the Great NonProfit award.

Mary Beth Burke

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

BRAD KAMINSKY FOUNDATION
October 4, 2013

I first met Lisa at the gym right after her brother died of brain cancer. She was grieving but determined to do something concrete to prevent this from happening to anyone else. She had started The Brad Kaminsky Foundation to raise funds for research for this disease.
In 10 years she used her marketing skills and MBA in business to do the following:
run races, run lemonade stands, organize kickboxing nights, coordinate Mardi Gras Casino Banquets, and direct beer tents at rock concerts. She does all of these things to raise money and awareness for pediatric and adult brain cancer while raising 3 children and managing a home.
She networks locally, nationally, and internationally with people who have run her races and who have a loved one with brain cancer.
I witnessed personally her calls to Duke University's neurosurgeons for consultations for patients she doesn't even know. She uses her connections to truly help people with this disease. She got patients appointments months ahead of their regularly scheduled consultations.
She always has time for anyone who needs her help or advice on moving the fight on cancer forward.
Even when her computer crashed for a month , she still was able to send thank you letters for checks received during that time.
Her brother, Brad, is her heavenly angel guarding her earthly efforts. She asks him for sunny weather for races when the forecast calls for rain. One time she got a huge rainbow at Dockweiler State beach amidst a storm as a sign of Brad's presence.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

BRAD KAMINSKY FOUNDATION
November 28, 2011

I have known Lisa Millar for 8 years. The first time I met her, she talked about her brother's death from brain cancer. She talked about her non-profit, TBKF, and how she wanted to raise money and awareness for brain tumors.
What blew me away was her idea to start a cookbook Cooking Up a Cure, with recipes from people who have a connection to brain cancer.
She has raised almost 500,000 for brain cancer research through her Hope for Heroes race in Los Angeles.
I now work for her non-profit and she works tirelessly to see the day where brain cancer does not exist.

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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?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer