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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 8,700 children served, Over 38,000 potential donors tested, Over $15 million dollars raised, Over $1.5 million funded transplant testing & donor identification costs, Over $130,000 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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

The children and their families melt my heart and their strength is contagious!


Rating: 5

My wife worked on their main fundraiser this year and after every meeting or event would be completely moved by the depth of sincerity and dedication the board has to the families they serve. There is no way to come away from attending the Hats and Heroes Ball without being moved and supporting the groups work.



Rating: 5

Kids Beating Cancer is a wonderful organization from the workers, volunteers to the donors. It is such a pleasure to work a Giving the Gift of Life event for the US Postal Service. Our employees step up to the plate to become Bone Marrow Donors. When looking back over the years one USPS event stands out in my mind. One of our supervisor's brother was in need of a bone marrow transplant. Adele Doctor, Kids Beating Cancer and Elaine Pancake, US Postal Service gave us the go ahead to organize the Drive. In two hours we had 60+ Postal employees signed up to give the gift of life. The next drive was for the same person but in a different office. Once again the turn out was incredible! My thanks goes out to all US Postal Service employees participating in Giving the Gift of Life. My heart goes out to the family and friends with a loved one in need. God bless all. Sincerely, JoAnn Goodrich