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Mission: Cindy's Legacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in honor of Cindy Martin, a native of Northern Virginia, dedicated mother and beloved hairstylist who lost her battle to brain cancer in 2011. Because of Cindy's story, her family is launching this organization to provide financial and personal administrative support to cancer fighters and their families, during their greatest time of need.

Results: We've mailed out a dozen Chemo Care Packages to cancer patients around the nation. We have provided bill payments and other vital financial services to more than 20 cancer patients and their families. We have delivered more than 250 volunteer hours providing everything from researching referrals, setting up fundraising website pages for clients, managing client fundraising activities, Medicaid application assistance and more.

Target demographics: Cancer Patients & their Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: a dozen families dealing with financial hardship due to the costs of cancer

Geographic areas served: Northern Virginia

Programs: Financial assistance, Chemo Care Packages, Research and Referrals, House Cleaning Services and more. We assist people all over the nation.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I currently volunteer with this extraordinary non profit! They work incredibly hard to help everyone they can. They are very knowledgeable and unfortunately due to an incredible loss, they have the personal experience many large non profits may lack. They make their recipients feel a large sense of consideration & thoughtfulness! Very excited for the work they are doing, having lost my uncle to lung cancer last year, I saw firsthand the struggles and expenses that pile up quickly, many everyday expenses have to be sacrificed for proper medical care and seeing these guys step up to help out with those is amazing. Very worthy cause and every Dollar truly does help, so if your fortunate and blessed enough to have some spare funds to put forth, nobody will put it to better use!


Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the founder and board president of Cindy's Legacy. The organization was founded in 2011 after the death of my mom, Cindy. She had cancer, and this was our families first experience dealing with the world of cancer. Not only did we have to focus on the cancer itself but along with it came an avalanche of issues related to finances, hospitals, Medicaid / Medicare, transportation, work related time off, etc. It was never-ending.

After her death, I vowed that I would do everything in my power to ensure that other families don't have to deal with the financial and administrative stress that cancer can cause. Cancer patients and family members should only have to focus on getting better.

So, we established this organization to help lift some of the burden by providing financial assistance, volunteer hours, and more. We are a young organization with limited funds, but we are doing great things. With the help of our donors and volunteers we are bringing smiles to many faces and relieving a lot of unnecessary stress.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to Cindy's Legacy when a dear family friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was so overfilled with joy when she received a chemo care package the day before her chemo was scheduled to begin. It was full of thoughtful and useful items she could use during chemo and products that helped with the effects of chemo treatment. She is currently doing well and had completed her treatment!!

Thank you, Cindy's Legacy!