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Brad Kaminsky Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Pediatrics Research, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Mission Statement: The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is dedicated to finding the cure for childhood and adult brain tumors and cancer.

Results: Over $1.2 million has been donated to pediatric and adult brain tumor and cancer research.

Target demographics: raise awareness and funds for childhood and adult brain tumor and cancer research

Direct beneficiaries per year: Children's National Medical Center,Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Hackensack University Pediatric Cancer Research

Geographic areas served: the USA and even internationally

Programs: one on one support for those impacted and by providing resources and connections to other patients and doctors as well as offering many ways to help raise awareness and funds and volunteer opportunities.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Losing someone to this disease is a tragedy. In my heart, I know the Brad Kaminsky Foundation devotes so much to putting a stop to this nightmare. Being a part of this wonderful group has taught me how to learn to cope with the loss of a best friend and to make a real difference.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Brain tumors are the number i cause of solid tumor death in children and the number 2 cancer killer of young men ages 19 to 39. There has not been a major treatment advancement since surgery some 85 years ago. Brain tumors rate of occurance are mich lower than many other cancers so the research receives much less funding. It is critical for non profit foundations to provide the money for research. The Brad Kaminsky Foundation through its hard work, has and continues to put together successful fund raisers. The Brad Kaminsky Foundation has donated over $425,000 to brain tumor research. Money fuels research and research gives us better outcomes.

Traci W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great foundation! Lisa dedicates her life to raising money and awareness to Brain tumors.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When much of the country was getting ready to celebrate christmas and welcome the new year, my family received the worst news anyone could ever imagine...my brother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in december 2010. To make matters worse he lives in Ethiopia where healthcare is so primitive and there is no such thing as brain surgery, chemotherapy nor radiation.

It was during this dark time that I came across Brad Kaminsky Foundation and met the wonderful Lisa. She helped refer me to a Duke University Neurooncologist, who then directed me to a colleague in Thailand who welcomed my brother with open arms and helped get the treatment he needed.

My family and I are forever grateful for her love, prayer, dedication and unfailing support. She has been the light at the end of this long dark tunnel and glimmer of hope when I had none. My brother is having a wonderful quality of life because of her.

I pray that all her hard work will pay off when the cure for this horrible disease is found and she can stand with her head held high and make her brother Brad so proud to have a sister like her.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is a wonderful organization that is doing tremendous things to help find a cure for cancer. Words can not describe the dedication and support Lisa (Kaminsky) Millar has provided over the years for this cause and this foundation! Keep up the good work!

Brian B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Brad Kaminsky foundation has provided not only financial support to Duke University for research but it has provided a wonderful support environment for patients and their families inflicted with this horrible cancer.

Lisa and her staff dedicate far more than anyone could ever ask to make these fund raising events better and better each year!

Volunteer

Rating: 3

10 years ago Brad Kaminsky was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor. Without his sister Lisa and our family putting the word out and starting this great foundation, millions of people wouldn't be as educated as they are. We need your help to keep his legacy and the foundation alive, so we can help end this horrible illness.
Thank you, Melanie

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been coordinating events and running the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for the past 10 years. It was started after Brad Kaminsky passed away from brain cancer at age 29. Brad's family and friends came together vowing to end this disease as a way to keep their promise to Brad that they would never stop fighting and that they would always help others battling brain tumors and cancer. Over the past 10 years the foundation has provided resources and support for those affected by brain tumors, worked with other organizations to raise awareness and funds, donated over $424,000 for adult and pediatric brain tumor research and works daily to end this disease.