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Causes: Cancer, Health, Health Support

Mission: Kids Beating Cancer’s mission is to provide resources and support for children with cancer, leukemia and related life threatening diseases in need of marrow and stem cell transplantation. By funding pre-transplant testing and donor identification, costs never covered by Medicaid, any child can have access to stem cell transplantation, the best – and only hope for a cure. This testing is provided at no cost at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center, regardless of the referring hospital. THE HEART OF OUR MISSION: children in need of marrow and stem cell transplants. OUR CORE OBJECTIVE: helping children and their families before, during and after transplantation. Because all a family should worry about is helping their child live!

Results: Since 1992, Kids Beating Cancer: Over 8,500 children served, Over 38,000 potential donors tested, Over $15 million dollars raised, Over $1.5 million funded transplant testing & donor identification costs, Over $120,000 funded meals for families, Opened the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center in 2012

Target demographics: Serving children with cancer, leukemia, and related life-threatening diseases of all races, ages - birth through 17 years old.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300

Geographic areas served: Central Florida, Florida & US

Programs: "Fund the Match" program supports pre-transplant testing never funded by Medicaid at Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida Hospital for Children. "Meals for Families" program for families of children while in the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center. "My Room" program decorating a child's hospital room transforming it into a safe, fun, bedroom filled with a colorful theme of their choosing when they are admidted for their transplant at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center. "Karing 4 Kids" program providing family focused fun parties and events, tickets to professional sports, milestone celebrations, blankets, bicycles, and "Bunky" KBC's mascot teddy bear.

Community Stories

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Interning at Kids Beating Cancer has given me insight to the struggle of children who are fighting for their lives every day against a horrible disease. This organization is giving, caring, and uplifting. They not only support the kids and their families financially, but emotionally as well!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My firs experience with Kids Beating Cancer was amazing! I enjoy reaching out to the community and bringing awareness to the children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids beating cancer is an amazing organization's whose sole purpose is to help these children get the medical attention they need. They go above and beyond not only for each child but for the families as well. Their mission is transparent and they are changing lives every day. Being an intern here has been a great experience and I would not want to intern anywhere else.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had a great experience interning here! Such amazing people! This is such an amazing organization for a great cause!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization does such great work with children and their families, and they serve a need that does beyond our local community. Take a tour, and you'll be a believer too!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Kids Beating Cancer is amazing. When my son was hospitalized for one month for his bone marrow transplant they decorated his room with the theme of his choice. It made the room feel so much more like home. They also provided us with daily bucks for the cafeteria which really helped us out monetarily. Purchasing food three times a day is a major hardship for a family and Kids Beating Cancer took that burden away. They have a wonderful Christmas and Easter Party for the children every year. The children really enjoy being with other kids at these events that understand what the are going through. Thank you to Kids Beating Cancer for all that you do. You have been a blessing to our family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Kids Beating Cancer and It's staff are AMAZING! They have been very thoughtful and generous to my family since the very beginning and continue to show their unwavering support each time we visit the BMT floor at Florida Hospital. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truly a humbling and inspiring organization with an incredible cause. Very proud to be part of an amazing team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids Beating cancer is outstanding! Their work with the kids is unparalleled. Their successes can speak for themselves. It has been a great 25 years and will only be getting better to come!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids Beating Cancer is a one-of-a-kind organization! I love everything this organization stands for and I love how they fight to help beat cancer. Margaret's vision for this organization has given so many people the chance to end this horrible disease once and for all and help children from all over beat cancer. Thank you, KBC for all that you do!