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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The Red Dog Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 organization that provides financial assistance to parents who have children that suffer from cancer by helping to defray the cost of parking, while visiting their child in a New York City hospital.

Target demographics: Cancer stricken children and their families.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mikel W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Red Dog foundation is an amazing foundation. My family has been traveling to Sloan-kettering for 5 years now. Once My son was off treatment we stopped getting help from all foundations but Red dog for traveling. Financially it has been a strain on us but we have no other choice but to get our son to his Dr. Parking in NYC is crazy. you can't ever find a parking spot on the street. You are forced to park in the garages. It cost so much to park your vehicle there. Parking is our biggest expense. The red dog foundation has helped us financially so much.

Donor

Rating: 4

I HAVE BEEN A DONOR SINCE DAY ONE. RALPH WAS MY NEPHEW, WHO WAS WITH US A VERY SHORT TIME. HIS BROTHER MICHAEL, PROMISED THAT RALPH'S LEGACY WILL CONTINUE, THEFORE HE ORGANIZED THE RED DOG FOUNDATION. I HAVE READ ALL THOSE STORIES OF THE FAMILIES HE HAS HELPED. THEY ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT RED DOG HAS DONE FOR THEM. I WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE TO DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION, BECAUSE OF ALL THE HELP THEY GIVE TO THESE FAMILIES.

DENISE ROMANCE

Donor

Rating: 5

Red Dog Foundation is a great organization that has directly impacted families who have a child with cancer. By offering funds to pay for parking at NYC hospitals, a financial burden is lifted off of these families during a very difficult time. I went to their gala this month and it was so much fun; I will gladly support Red Dog in the future.

Lynne O.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had a great time at the Wicked Wolf for the KAROKE 4 CANCER event. I brought some friends, met some old friends and made new friends. Fun was definitely had by all! This should be an annual event..Great job!

Donor

Rating: 5

Attended the Karaoke for Cancer event at the Wicked Wolf and it was fantastic! The energy level in the bar was only matched by the enthusiasm of the people attending this event. And kudos to the Califano family for organizing another great event to raise money for this wonderful cause . Congratulations to all those folks who participated -- some great singing, some really awful singing, which I'm sure was on purpose to win the prize for "worst" performance ;-) When is the next event? Sign me up!

Donor

Rating: 5

THE ROMANCE'S ATTENDED THE GALA!! GREAT TIME!! FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE SILENT AUCTION WAS LOTS OF FUN!! MIKE AND SUSIE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN DECORATING AND PUT ALOT OF THOUGHT IN EVERY DETAIL!!! BUT MOST OF ALL IS THE MONEY THAT WAS RAISED TO HELP THE WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION

LET'S KEEP IN GOING!!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Red Dog Fund's First Annual Gala was an amazing event. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and raised money in the memory of an amazing human being. My daughter's first words this morning were when is the next Gala. Job well done, Califano Family.

Donor

Rating: 5

GREAT FOUNDATION FOR A GREAT CAUSE! THE ORGANIZERS PUT ON AN AMAZING BENEFIT.

Mary Ellen Sisilli

Donor

Rating: 5

This event was a huge success for all! So proud of my family for how it was all put together and ran so smoothly for a first event! Next year will be even more spectacular!!! The amount of money raised was awesome, wish I could see the expression on the faces of those who will benefit from this! PRICELSS

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 4

Being a member of the Califano family I have seen first hand what they had to endure day after day for seven years. During those years a marriage took place, grandchildren were born, grandparents were lost an emotional roller coaster ride for all because leukemia was still lurking in the background. But through it all Ralph stood strong and happy with the support of his family and friends and never looked back, always ahead.
So it is with great love that this organization was formed to keep his smiling memory alive and give help and hope to other experiencing the same difficulties.
I am very proud of this family and will encourage all to do whatever to make their dream a reality.
The foundation has already sponsored two successful fundraisers, a fishing trip and bar crawl, and a gala is planed for Sept. Their work is continuous in order to raise funds for the cost of parking in NYC hospitals and I am sure their efforts will be rewarded.

Donor

Rating: 5

We are in awe of the strength, love, and courage it takes to support a loved one who is sick. It is even more amazing when that same family loses their loved one and decides to help those who are struggling with the very same issues. Visiting a family member should not be a luxury only some people can afford. The Red Dog Foundation is working hard to ensure that visiting a family member at Memorial Sloan Kettering is affordable. The Califano Family has inspired us to believe that you can take tragedy and make something truly remarkable happen. By doing so, they have kept Ralph’s spirit alive forever.

janine82

Donor

Rating: 5

so The RED DOG FUND is Amazing not just because my cuz started it but that helps... Also we are helping those who are in need and parking in the city for those who go into the city you know the deal!!! we are helping those who have cancer and those love ones who want to visit!! As we all My lil Cuz Ralph passed away this year and I wish I was there every day by his side!!! we are not rich and didn't have this opportunity to do so because of work and paying for parking, why not help those who are less fortunate and donate a $1 or more and help these children please!!!!

Tara F.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Red Dog Foundation is as amazing as the people behind it. The Califano family has taken such a difficult time in their lives and created a wonderful and selfless foundation, in honor of an amazing person.

They have and will continue to have events that cater to all types of interests and have been hugely successful thus far. There is a Facebook page as well as monthly newsletters that keep me informed about the foundation.

I am proud to wear my Red Dog bracelet everyday and to drive around with a Red Dog magnet on my car.

If you are looking for a foundation to donate to then this is the one!