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KIDS WITHOUT CANCER (formerly Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc.)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: FUNDING OF PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE AND WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

Geographic areas served: Midwest/Great Lakes

Programs: Grant for pediatric cancer research

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The family was absolutely astounded by the assistance and support they received from LRL. Originally I had heard about the organization from an old neighbor and although I never had any direct contact with them they were helpful to the people that I recommended to them. Truly an asset to the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My first exposure to LRL was during a discussion with one of the board members. When I asked why he became involved with this organization, the board member responded "it is an organization made up entirely of volunteers who help children with cancer...I can't think of anything I'd rather be involved with". This purely compassionate person says it all. Everyone in this organization has known a child with leukemia, and their purpose is to find a cure so not another child or another parent has to suffer with this illness. Our family friend's son was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2, and then again at age 6. Thankfully he is now a healthy 22 year old man. LRL has made it their business to fund the much needed research, with the hope of eradicating this illness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am from Dallas TX, I have attended the LRL "Evening of Hope" dinner dance and silent auction in MI for the past two years. Both years have been an absolutely wonderful experience. Most importantly, the people at LRL do a great job of not making people feel uncomfortable while raising money for kids with cancer. LRL is not pushy at all, they show everyone a good time, if you can donate that is great, if you can't they are genuinely happy to have you there for your support, as LRL understands that raising awareness is just as important as raising money. I have met some of the best doctors this country has to offer at this event, their continued support of LRL, to me, shows that the money raised is working. I think LRL does a wonderful job of raising money for Leukemia research, and I will continue to give them as much support as I can for as long as I can. Cancer touches every family in almost every part of the world in one way or another, organizations like LRL need more support. Our doctors need more support. In short, my experiences with LRL have been absolutely wonderful.