Category: Great Charities

Great Charities : Cheers From Emily

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, I have to include Emily’s charity in the list of charities I’ve been covering. Emily was born in New Jersey on February 10, 2002.   From the day she was born it seemed as if she always had a smile on...

Great Charities : Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope was founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer.  They have chapters in 55 cities and have photographed close to 60,000 children to date.   In 2009, they began funding research, raising millions since it’s inception. “When a child or teenager is diagnosed with...

Great Charities : The Alyssa House

There are so many hardships that families endure when their child has cancer.  Often overlooked, there is the hardship placed upon so many families who are not located near the hospital where their child is getting treatment.  Some families must travel hours to get to the nearest children’s hospital…...

Great Charities : Indiana Children’s Wish Fund

Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, founded in 1984, grants wishes to children living in Indiana from ages 3-18 who have a life-threatening or terminal illness. With the average wish costing $6,000, funding is made through corporate, individuals, and fund-raising events. Mission Statement: “Our mission is to put smiles on the...

Great Charities : Cookies for Kids Cancer

Larry and Gretchen Witt’s two-year-old son Liam was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.   Like many parents, they were shocked to learn that treatments were antiquated and lacking because of the little amount of funding that childhood cancer research receives. They decided that they would help to fund research...

Great Charities : MaxLove Project

The mission of MaxLove, based out of Santa Ana, California, is “to increase the quality of life and reduce health risks for all children surviving cancer, both in treatment and beyond.”   They provide quality of life care, fierce foods, whole-body wellness resources, education and research. Their goal is to...

Great Charities : Flight1

Flight1 is a unique organization that uses flying to build confidence, at no cost, to children between the ages of 5-18 who have health issues, or to children who have lost an immediate family member to illness.   The flights can occur in a simulator, a real plane, or...

Great Charities : Sophia’s Fund

In 2002, Sophia was just shy of being 2 years old when she was  diagnosed with neuroblastoma.   After receiving chemo, having surgery to remove her tumor, stem cell transplants, radiation, and experimental antibody treatment at Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, and 6 months of Accutane, Sophia was off...

Great Charities : Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation

Stillbrave is an amazing foundation with an equally amazing founder… I have a sense of duty to try and do justice to the organization and the man behind it all, Tom Mitchell.  My fear is that I may not demonstrate through words how much I respect Tom and the...

Great Charities : Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

In 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded by Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake.  They held a telethon from the Osmond Studios in Utah, raising $4.8 million for 22 children’s hospitals. Since that time, they have raised over $5 Billion for 170 children’s hospitals...