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Review for Beat Cancer Today, Inc., Swisher, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Beat Cancer Today is a 100% volunteer run 501(c) nonprofit organization. Started by a group of Iowa parents who had children stricken with cancer who soon realized the woeful lack of support for patients and families facing this battle, as well as the lack of funding at a national level for research into treatment and cures for all pediatric cancers. These parents came together and vowed to help future kids and families facing the same battle.

What do I love about Beat Cancer Today? I know that 100% of every dollar I give them goes to the organizations they support. These organizations include the University of Iowa Dance Marathon which provides patient and family support to children undergoing cancer treatment; The Children’s Cancer Connection which provides year round activities and events (including a week long Oncolgy Camp for kids who are currently fighting the battle and those who are post treatment, as well as second week long camp for the siblings of these kids) for cancer warriors, survivors, and their families; and the Children’s Oncology Group which provides funding for pediatric cancer research worldwide.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Beat Cancer Today, Inc., Swisher, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is 100% volunteer run - that means 100% percent of your donation goes directly to the organizations they support! The goal of Beat Cancer Today is raise money to:

1) supportChildren and families affected by pediatric cancer of all kinds,
2) help fund research into the causes of and cures for pediatric cancer
3) raise awareness of the prevelace of pediatric cancer, and woeful lack of funding it receives from the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society.

The organization was started by a group of Iowa parents that have been impacted by their children's cancer diagnosis and treatments, when they discovered how little patient supports was available to them; and how under funded were the doctors and scientists reasearching their kids diseases. Some of these parents kids lost their battle which, not surprising (if you knew them) only strengthened their resolve to find a cure and help support other families facing the difficult challenges they faced.

Role:  Volunteer