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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
October 16, 2012

I've been involved with PCRF since 1984, our daughter was diagnosed with AML in 1983 and her survival chances were 10%, thanks to the great work of Dr Mitch Cairo today she's 38 with four beautiful children. Research is needed more and more to wipe out this dreaded disease. I've been involved with the Rod Carew Golf Tournament for years in raising money to help PCRF, Rod lost his daughter but he continues to give his support to help other children survive this disease. They are great people at PCRF who give their time and effort and I couldn't think of a better organization to give this award.

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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?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
July 23, 2009

PCRF is a fantastic organization that we have been involved with since 1983. It started in 1983 just before our daughter was diagnosed with AML. Her chances of survival at that time was 10%. Today thanks to the brilliant Dr. Mitch Cairo and his staff, and the staff at Childrens Hospital of Orange County our daughter Kelly is 35 and has four beautiful children (all Pittsburgh Steelers fans). Our daughter went through 2 1/2 years of intense chemo, now with the help of PCRF and their research that same protocol is 6 months. I remember the beginning of PCRF and the first fundraisers, Pigmy Goat Show, Chili Cook-Offs, the 1st Bid for the Kids at the El Adobe in San Juan Capistrano. Now with the Walk-a-Thon, Holiday Card sale and the Rod Carew Golf Tournament they are raising good money for research. We would like to thank Dr. Cairo and his staff, Nancy, Bonnie and staff for their many hours of work, and to Rod for his golf tournament and his behind the scenes visits to the children at hospitals all over the country. It is our wish that this organization is not needed in the future, so please if you have read this please send your donations, they are greatly appreciated and the kids thank you. Have to go the grandkids our coming, something we didn't think we would ever say in 1983. Lou & Pat Sauritch

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

our daughter being a survivor

Ways to make it better...

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

never get any sleep, they never stop working.

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

the friendly and energetic people

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

fantastic

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

come close to finding a cure for cancer

Ways to make it better...

this organization didn't have to exsist

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

raising more money

One thing I'd also say is that...

they are a hard working group of people that have one thing on their mind, and that is helping kids beat this ugly disease

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Help with auction items.