As a consultant for non-profits for 20 years, I have rarely seen such a hard working team- from the incredibly dedicated staff, to the active role of the Members, it has been most rewarding to partner with Stop Cancer and to observe on a regular, up-close basis the extraordinary contributions they make to such a vital cause.
STOP CANCER is a wonderful organization that funds young investigators in their early stages of research. They take their mission of Funding Research, Finding Cures, seriously. Every dollar is accounted for, and every donor is able to track their donation. How many other organizations can you say that about? Ten stars for STOP CANCER!
I volunteer with many organizations (primarily cancer causes). Stop Cancer stands out for the quality of their management, staff, and volunteers. The paid staff is outstanding and the commitment of the Board members and volunteers is unparalleled in my experience. the staff is particularly diligent about controlling the costs for their fundraising events; their cost efficiency rating must be among the best you can find anywhere. It is a pleasure working alongside the staff and other volunteers. I feel very good about the cash donations I have made over the years. Finally I would like to say that I have met some very nice people who are members of Stop Cancer; they are exceptionally committed to the effort to stop this deadly disease by funding promising research efforts right her in Los Angeles.
What’s unique about this non-profit is that it’s tightly focused, with little overhead. Beneficiaries are known and results are observable/trackable. I have witnessed the gratitude of the grant recipients and understand from them, the importance of this private funding.
I have been aware of STOP CANCER for a number of years and have great admiration and respect for its unwavering dedication to its mission. And, most importantly, it does so in a most cost-efficient manner ensuring that maximum funding goes directly to early-stage research in the quest for a cure of cancer.
Of all my years being involved in various non-profit organizations I've never witnessed anything like Stop Cancer. Getting an opportunity to see the money go directly to work with world-class investigators and hear from them first-hand on the groundbreaking discoveries they are making is inspiring. Our current structure with how grants work through the NIH inhibits exploratory efforts so Stop Cancer fills an extraordinary gap in cancer research funding.
Stop Cancer is an incredibly humble organization raising research money for dynamic trend setting Doctors and Researchers at primarily USC, UCLA, and City of Hope. They have tirelessly raised millions of dollars which have been utilized as seed grants given to Researchers with Cutting Edge concepts and ideas to attempt to eradicate a multiple of different types of cancers.
The members are all very supportive, and the staff not only cares deeply about it's cause, but they are as dedicated a group as one could hope to find. Over the last 20 years i've been asked to be involved as a board member with many organizations and charities. I've always said "no time," "not interested," etc. This year when asked, i did not hesitate. "Thank you for the honor to serve on the board."
I am very impressed with Stop Cancer because you can actually see where your money goes and know what it does. This is unlike other worthwhile charitable organizations where the money simply goes intp a large fund and you never know specifically where it goes and what the results are. I am a supporter of Dr. Linda Malkas Who is performing fabulous research and obtaining excellent results at the City Of Hope.
I learned about this wonderful organization two years ago when my wife died of OAT small cell lung cancer within two weeks after diagnosis. There was no known satisfactory treatment or cure for it.
The beauty of Stop Cancer is that if you are able to make a research grant, it is YOU that can research and pick the team to do it from scientists at USC, UCLA and City of Hope. I made a grant, met the scientists (at City of Hope) and, believe it or not, they are actually on to a treatment that WILL SAVE LIVES, It was a long shot and it worked. Hope to go into clinical trials soon. They are living up to their motto of Funding Research and Finding Cures.
Very important cause and a wonderful group. Too often researchers can't get funding to try something new. The idea of SEED grants helps fix that. In less than two years we have seen successes. We are proud this year of making a Seed Grant ourselves.
The volunteers are wonderful as well. So compassionate and determined.