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Beat Cancer Today, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The mission of Beat Cancer Today is to raise awareness of childhood cancer and provide financial support for continued childhood cancer research and patient and family support programs.

Results: We have donated over $221,000 to childhood cancer research and patient and family support programs since 2009!

Target demographics: childhood cancer familes

Direct beneficiaries per year: The University of Iowa Dance Marathon, Children's Cancer Connection, Children's Oncology Group, and Pascale's Pals.

Geographic areas served: the State of Iowa

Programs: childhood cancer research and patient and family support programs.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

gcotton157

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer Today is a 100% volunteer run 501(c) nonprofit organization. Started by a group of Iowa parents who had children stricken with cancer who soon realized the woeful lack of support for patients and families facing this battle, as well as the lack of funding at a national level for research into treatment and cures for all pediatric cancers. These parents came together and vowed to help future kids and families facing the same battle.

What do I love about Beat Cancer Today? I know that 100% of every dollar I give them goes to the organizations they support. These organizations include the University of Iowa Dance Marathon which provides patient and family support to children undergoing cancer treatment; The Children’s Cancer Connection which provides year round activities and events (including a week long Oncolgy Camp for kids who are currently fighting the battle and those who are post treatment, as well as second week long camp for the siblings of these kids) for cancer warriors, survivors, and their families; and the Children’s Oncology Group which provides funding for pediatric cancer research worldwide.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is 100% volunteer run - that means 100% percent of your donation goes directly to the organizations they support! The goal of Beat Cancer Today is raise money to:

1) supportChildren and families affected by pediatric cancer of all kinds,
2) help fund research into the causes of and cures for pediatric cancer
3) raise awareness of the prevelace of pediatric cancer, and woeful lack of funding it receives from the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society.

The organization was started by a group of Iowa parents that have been impacted by their children's cancer diagnosis and treatments, when they discovered how little patient supports was available to them; and how under funded were the doctors and scientists reasearching their kids diseases. Some of these parents kids lost their battle which, not surprising (if you knew them) only strengthened their resolve to find a cure and help support other families facing the difficult challenges they faced.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that does so much for childhood cancer awareness!

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that does great work for families dealing with cancer.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great example of a group of volunteers who have taken lemons of life and made lemonade. It is easy to support Beat Cancer and their cause. We are all in this together! Eli would be so proud. Thank you for all the work that you do on behalf of curing childhood cancers. We are proud to support you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization and how their goal is to raise awareness and funding to move forward efforts in the war against childhood cancer. Their products are of great quality and their events are extremely well produced.

Donor

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer Today leadership is incredibly trustworthy and uses funds very effectively, partnering with other 5-Star efforts. It's important to know contributed dollars are being leveraged correctly. Beat Cancer Today, makes it easy to know my dollars are actually making a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son is a cancer survivor and that's how I got to know Aaron and Stephanie Horn and their nonprofit, Beat Cancer Today. A couple years after our son beat cancer, we helped start Tee Up to Beat Cancer - a group of friends whose mission is to financially support local organizations and community members fighting cancer and to make sure they know that no one fights alone. We hold a golf tournament each year to raise money for our mission and each year we have given $10,000 to support Beat Cancer Today (as well as thousands of dollars to local folks fighting cancer). The dedication this organization has in fighting cancer and to support childhood cancer research is second to none. We are PROUD supporters of Beat Cancer Today!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing work they do. 100% volunteer based! Raising amazing donations to help our children!

ShannonTheCoach

Donor

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer Today is a uplifting organization that works non-stop to help cure childhood cancer. They take a life changing crisis and turns it into victory in one form or another. Your dollars will be used with gratitude and supporting a great team! Thank you Aaron for all you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer is the best organization I volunteer for. The mission behind Beat Cancer is why the deserve hundreds of stars! Local children and their families suffering from cancer benefit from the Beat Cancer organization. The organization donates 100% of their profits to help these children and their families. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication Beat Cancer provides!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great charity. Our school introduced us to them this past year. Love all that they do!

Kris25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer Today is an amazing charity....if you are concerned about the amount of your donation that actually goes to research toward finding a cure for childhood cancer , this is the place to donate.
They help fund research for the kids. Kids need different treatments to be developed. They receive adult treatment now and their little bodies just can't handle it. They are hard working and trustworthy.

Christie V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that supports multiple organizations to help with all aspects of childhood cancer from treatment expenses, emotional well being to research they touch all aspects!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer Today is a trustworthy charity. They ensure that donations go to childhood cancer research and to support families of childhood cancer patients.

HornIT

Board Member

Rating: 5

Beat Cancer Today was founded in Iowa in 2009 by a few parents of children diagnosed with cancer. This organization works hard at raising awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. It also supports patient and family programs through Children's Cancer Connection and Dance Marathon. My son, Eli, proudly wore his BEAT CANCER tshirt and enjoyed the events made possible by Beat Cancer Today until he passed away in January of 2012 after fighting Neuroblastoma and Leukemia for over 4 years. I am fully behind the mission of this organization and am passionate about our need to BEAT CANCER TODAY!