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To Show We Care, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: To Show We Care is dedicated to hosting entertainment events and programs for people affected by life-threatening illnesses. We give people in treatment for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses a Free "Night on the Town", so that they can forget about their worries for a few hours.

Results: We have hosted 57 events that have encouraged over 2,500 patients, caregivers, and family members

Target demographics: People in treatment for Cancer or other life-threatening medical conditions.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 Patients & Caregivers

Geographic areas served: Boston's North Shore and Greater Boston Area

Programs: Musical Theatre Events and Kid's Theatre Events

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m a 13 yo leukemia survivor and I got to attend shows at North Shore Music Theater with To Show We Care. It’s really great because it gives people a chance to take a break from what’s going on in life to go see a show. Before you go see the show you get a free dinner and then after the show you get to meet the cast. Because of going to a show I got interested in acting and have been doing theater myself. It’s given me some really great memories.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To Show We Care is a completely amazing non-profit that is dedicated to bringing joy and a break from stress and worry to cancer patients and their caregivers. My daughter had leukemia and we have been fortunate to have been guest of To Show We Care, attending Night On the Town events. What a wonderful evening they provide of dinner, a show and a reception with the cast. It’s a unique and unparalleled experience. Add in the amazing volunteers and staff and this is one of the best charitable organizations out there!

Ida L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended an event of To Show We Care last fall and was so impressed and touched as to how they treat the people with the illness but also their caregivers. It gave Both of us a great night on the town and a chance to forget what we were going through and just enjoy. Thank you for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became aware of To Show We Care through my partner in life, Kristine. She was having radiation treatments for breast cancer and brought home a flyer promoting a "Night on the Town". What an awesome idea, we concurred, and she placed the call to register.

After having a wonderful experience enjoying a nice meal with other patients in treatment and seeing a really cool show, I followed the organization on Facebook as one of the volunteers recommended. This led to seeing a post recruiting help with client and donor relations so I contacted Stephen and I'm so glad I did. I've become a volunteer helping in numerous areas and what a fulfilling experience!

The organization has an amazing mission, strong core values and a wonderful vision of expanding services/programs to help even more people in treatment for life threatening diseases in the future.

2 Stephanie Allison F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an opportunity to volunteer with this amazing organization at one of their dinner and a show nights in December of 2016. They have such passion, care, and great humor in all that they do and I look forward to when I'm back in the Boston area to work with them more!

2 Charlene B.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Stephen in the lobby of the Northshore Music Theater and once I spoke with him and learned what the organization was all about I was all in... I started volunteering about a year ago... And the company that I work for makes a monthly donation to help prove " A Night on the Town"

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A great BIG thank you to Stephen Tyler and his group of volunteers from To Show We Care. We were able to attend a wonderful performance at the North Shore Music Theater with a pre-show buffet and post-show dessert/coffee. This was a perfect evening for everyone to forget about illness for a night.. Stephen and his group should be commended for showing that they really do care!! Thank you again and keep up the great work!! The Callahan’s

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been such a pleasure to volunteer with Stephen Tyler and To Show We Care. I first found out about this amazing organization through a flyer at the North Shore Cancer Center that my mom picked up during on of her treatments. After going to Mary Poppins in 2017, I knew I had to volunteer with this wonderful organization to give back to those going through life threatening illnesses. Stephen stops at no lengths to make these unforgettable evenings for the guests. To Show We Care is a truly unique non-profit, and is a ideal model for other non-profits that share a similar mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love to be a volunteer for this Organization because it is very rewording to see how much fun patients have the day of the event we host. I love to see the smiles of the patients when they walk into the event all dressed up and then see them having a fun time at the dinner and finally during the show and after the show. Also, it is great to read the thank you cards they send to us expressing how they were able to forget about their pain for the full night. It is awesome to see how many patients this organization reaches every event. By being a volunteer I can truly experience that it is better to give than to receive!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To Show We Care is a wonderful organization that provides a safe environment for people of like health situations to enjoy a well needed night on the town. It is a time for someone with a life threatening illness to let loose and not feel so isolated.
Stephen Tyler has put his heart and soul into this organization. He has a very large heart. Thanks for all you do Stephen!

1 Olivia E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So grateful to met Stephen Tyler and all the Volunteers and having a opportunity to pay it forward.
Please keep up the donations so we can continue to help others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of people to help out other in need

1 Lauren G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stephen and his volunteers truly put their heart and soul into To Show We Care’s mission—encouraging people one event at a time. Every day the team works hard to brainstorm new ideas on how to: get the word out, connect with more patients/donors/volunteers/sponsors and provide meaningful content and programs that lift the spirits of everyone involved.

“Night on the Town” is their bread and butter but, the affects of To Show We Care do not end when the curtain closes. Stephen and his team have created a community that continues to include its guests and support them as much as they can whether it’s a friendly hello, an appreciation card, or just checking in on Facebook reacting to the curated content which includes photos from events, raffles, and sometimes even book recommendations related to what guests may be going through.

To Show We Care goes above and beyond to show that they care and that’s really special.

Roy B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

We had been donating to To Show We Care for several years, $20 here, $10 there, $100 at holidays. We knew that To Show We Care provided a night on the town for people going through cancer and serious illness treatments as a way to forget treatment, cancer/illness, and worries for a few hours. As cancer survisors, we knew how important that was. We were going to do a matching challenge donation for the holidays. We had a general idea as to what To Show does, but beyond knowing that its recipients got a night out and a live theatrical experience that was all we knew. Steven Tyler said that we really should come to one of the nights on the town to really see what the organization does and how the cancer patients respond. And so we did ... and we were blown away by the great care that the organization takes to make the entire evening special: genuinely warm welcoming greetings; good, tasteful, nutritious food and drinks; table games all in a relaxed happy atmosphere ... followed by a wonderful musical production as good as anything in downtown Boston or NYC ... and then a post show reception with the cast ... oh and more food and desserts that would make someone on a diet cry. Everything that was done was to make the attendees feel genuinely welcome and have a wonderful vacation from cancer treatment and worry. We were so impressed that we are doubling our challenge donation. The donations do not line the pockets of highly paid big name officers. What is donated provides the meals, theater tickets, etc. We are proud to donate to and support this much needed and worthwhile organization that helps to remind patients that they are not their illnesses and in spite of them, they can still have a fun, nurturing evening on the town.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had a wonderful night at the North Shore production of Jekyll & Hyde. Steve Tyler and their fantastic volunteer staff made a rare night out a real joy. I was so happy that everything was taken care of, the food was excellent, and the play was terrific. It makes ones heart swell with emotion to see how much To Show We Care really does care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a gift from this organization in 2017 when I was recovering from major surgery to remove a tumor. It was a happy surprise to find out that this organization even existed, and to see what their mission was. I can't thank you enough for the joy and happiness you have brought to me. To find out people do care for you, even in your darkest times, is amazing. Please continue to do what you guys do best.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is truly an honor to know the founder of this organization--how he stood by his partner through her most difficult time--only ever wanting to bring love, joy, peace, and as many smiles as possible. This non-profit is truly all about love--something this world needs much more of! I can't recommend it highly enough--we all need to smile and enjoy more--especially those among us who are deeply struggling. To Know We Care, Inc. deserves so much more than 5 stars--but since that's all I can give...5 it is!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I watched Stephen care for Susan during her battle with cancer. To see what he has created in To Show We Care is amazing and proves his dedication to continuing his cause. With his crew of volunteers, he is able to provide an amazing night out for those fighting a life threatening disease, just as he did with Susan. To Show We Care's outreach to those with a life threatening disease offers a welcomed respite from the struggles of treatment.

Tom C.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Having seen the original startup of this unique nonprpfit,and having followed its growth,it is easy to see the incredible difference it makes to struggling patients and their caregivers.
The organization has grown exponentially, reflected by the many,many smiling families and friends in the photos.
Bringing some normalcy to a life disrupted is the goal of "To Show We Care" ,and deserves to be applauded, and supported.
All the best "To Show We Care"

Mary S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Able to take my 5 year old grandson for lunch and performance because of this wonderful organization. My daughter-in-law was in treatment for metastatic breast cancer, and my grandson hasn't had many happy days. He was able to meet other children that had an ill parent, and had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization allowed me to take my 5 year old grandson to a performance of Rapunzel and out to lunch with other children with parents who also have cancer. It's been a very difficult year for my family, and a 5 year old should not have to go thru his mom's treatment for metastatic breast cancer. This was such a welcome time away from the illness, and all the time away from his mom while she goes through treatment. He loved the show and can't wait to go back to the theater. Thank you for allowing a little boy to be a little boy and forget about how sick his mom is.

Philip G C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a recipient of a gift from this charity last year during my chemo treatment, and it meant the world to me to have such a kind gesture made for me and those like me. Cancer patients need all the support we can muster and charities like this are the bulwark against so much negativity