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Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The Kathleen F. Marks Memorial Foundation Is a 501 c(3) Not for profit Public Charity. Our ultimate Goal is to help find a cure, and to help patients and their families in the process of reaching that goal Fundraise for cancer research, testing, trials, and vaccines. Our Fundraising events will benefit facilities in active cancer research,In areas that are in NEED of the funding. We are not diagnosis specific, we hate all cancer equally! Having fun and Making a difference all at the same time! "Have a Hoot giving Cancer the Boot!"

Results: We have spent a lot of time out at community events, getting to know the people in the community and recently Joined the local chamber , The hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Of commerce. Now that we are 501 c3 approved and registered in the NYS Charities database, Our first Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball and KFM Trick or Treat were able to raise $4000.00 which was donated to Pediatric AML research at Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Target demographics: Patients undergoing cancer treatment

Geographic areas served: Hudson Valley, NY

Programs: Fundraising events for research, Patient support fundraising, for patients in treatment.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation is wonderful group that is doing great things for the community and for those effected by cancer. I would absolutely recommend supporting and donating to this organization. The Mother's Day brunch was delightful!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The KMF stepped up and provided much needed funds for a friend of mine who is battling stage 4 liver cancer. The money they donated towards her medical bills relieved the family of a financial burden during an already stressful situation. This donation allowed the family to concentrate on spending time together and battling cancer instead of worrying about medical bills. We are extremely grateful for their support and are very proud to have this organization with in our local community. Thank you!

Cynthia49

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Kathleen F Marks Memorial Foundation was created to support the fight against cancer and that is exactly what they do in running fundraisers to help those fighting the battle. The 1st annual masquerade is only one incredible event organized by the foundation. An event worth attending for its venue, food, entertainment and,most of all, for the children we helped at John Hopkins. I plan on making this an annual event for myself and hope that others will join me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pediatric Oncology Department at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to saving the lives of children with cancer. A place for brilliant research and compassionate care; it is also a place of laughter and tears, wins and losses, hopes and prayers. Here, superb caregivers do the toughest jobs with skill, courage , and amazing grace. On behalf of the patients that we will serve in the months ahead, thank you for your support and encouragement. We look forward to a continuing partnership with all of you. The event was an amazing tribute to the entire Marks Fmaily. With great thanks, Stephanie Davis

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the way Isis and Crystal have chose to honor their mother whom was a dear friend of mine. They have said for many years that this is what they intended to do and they followed through. I am Proud to say that I knew their family as well as them. I love you all dearly and while doing all this you are both raising 3 beautiful children.

Michelle115

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FROM THE TIME CRYSTAL FIRST MENTIONED STARTING THIS FOUNDATION, I HAVE BEEN AMAZED AT THE AMBITION SHE HAS TO HONOR HER MOTHER AND HELP THOSE IN NEED. SHE PUTS HER ALL INTO EVERYTHING SHE DOES, AND THE MASQUERADE BALL WAS PROOF OF JUST THAT. EVERY LITTLE DETAIL OF THE EVENT WAS PERFECT, WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME! THE FOUNDATION WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY SUPPORT 100%. IT MADE ME PROUD TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST IN THE SMALL WAY I COULD! THANK YOU CRYSTAL, ISIS, AND PHIL FOR WORKING SO HARD TO HELP SO MANY OTHERS, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW FAR THEY WILL TAKE THIS ORGANIZATION! CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR HARD WORK IS PAYING OFF! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Funk T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The time and effort that the Marks sisters put into this foundation is uncanny. From fishbowl tosses, to trick-or-treat bags, to masquerade balls, they pour their hearts out into everything they do for this foundation in hopes of helping families in any way they can and inevitably finding the cure. I try to support them in all they do, and will continue to do so in any way I can. I'm proud to call these ladies my friends, and honored to contribute to the foundation knowing that every little bit helps! "Have a Hoot, Give Cancer the Boot!!"

Chereese J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My company manages 60 events annually, and we work with many wonderful not-for-profit organizations. I can't say enough about Crystal & Isis, I love the direction that they are taking this organization. The love and passion for what they do to assist others dealing with a really rough time is amazing, and I know God will continue to bless them; I'm sure their mom is looking down on them, and she's pretty proud!!! Continued Success, Chereese Jervis-Hill, President, Events To Remember, www.EventsRemember.com

John124

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This event was a blast before walking in the door. The fire twirlers outside prepared you for all the fun inside. Jugglers, dancers,aerobatics, great food, and dancing. Can't wait for next year's ball. The donations gathered from the the ball went to fund pediatric cancer research, a great night out and all for a worthy cause. See everyone next year!

Nicole44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This event did not disappoint, from the fire dancers outside to the amazing acrobatics inside it was a fun filled evening. The food was outstanding the entertainment was mesmerizing, if you missed out this year get your tickets early for next year's ball. A fun filled night out and all for a great cause, finding a cure for pediatric cancer.

Lauren37

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing is an understatement to describe this foundation and their efforts to find a cure for pediactric cancer. I have teamed up with this foundation and each sale of my owl hats I have agreed to donate a portion of it's proceeds in hopes that every little bit counts. And that one day this foundation would be the reason why something great has become of this! They are wonderful women whom I have known since my childhood and I am so proud of all their hard work and dedication to this foundation.

Alexandria M.

Donor

Rating: 5

This event was amazing for so many reasons. Not only is this an amazing foundation but it was started in memory of an amazing woman. Mrs. Marks would be so proud to see the wonderful things her beautiful daughters have done. I had such a wonderful time at the ball and not only connected with old friends but made great new friends. The music was excellent, the food delicious, the entertainment spectacular, and the decor breathtaking.It was such an honor to contribute to the cause. I am proud to have say I attended this event and even prouder to call Crystal, Isis, and Tiffany my friends. I can't wait for the next event!!!!

Paul74

Donor

Rating: 5

Dear Mrs. Kathleen Marks, Your daughters have grown into amazing woman. The amount of energy that has been contributed to your cause has exemplified the positive human spirit. Unconditional love is the only way to describe how your family members remember their mother. Please know that their lives have been filled with your graciousness and they remember you every moment. John misses you terribly and is so happy to see you everyday, in his children. Rest knowing you did well.