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KIDS WITHOUT CANCER (formerly Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc.)
October 7, 2009

LRL is a fantastic, grass-roots organization engaged in raising funds for cancer research being conducted at Children's Hospital of Michigan. I was drawn to this organization for several reasons but one of the most important is that it is run by volunteers. LRL is so lean and efficient that it is able to pass on 90% of every dollar directly to Children's Hospital. From my research it appears that most highly-ranked charities are only left with about 65% of every dollar once administrative and marketing costs are deducted. LRL, on the other hand, if focused on keeping its costs to a bare minimum with the intent of forwarding as much money as possible to fund pediatric cancer research.

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

speaking with the survivors, doctors and researchers at Children's Hospital of Michigan and learning about the advances being made, the lives being saved and the reduction of suffering for kids and their families.

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

meeting the kids who have survived cancer and who are now engaged with the organization to help find a cure so that other kids don't have to endure a childhood centered around cancer treatments.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, committed individuals most of whom had one thing in common - they had a child with cancer.

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

increase survival rates for kids with cancer; make great strides toward finding a cure for childhood cancers; reduce the suffering experienced by kids with cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & In my role as Vice-President and Marketing Committee Chairman I work to increase this organization's ability to raise funds to find a cure for pediatric cancers.