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...

Great Charities : Ethan Jostad Foundation

The Ethan Jostad Foundation for Childhood Cancer is one of the many organizations that were founded by parents after the loss of a child to cancer.  Just because they don’t bring in the hundreds of millions of dollars like the larger organizations, in no way diminishes the great, from...

Great Charities : Give Kids The World

I have to say personally, that of all the charities, Give Kids The World is probably the one that has the most special place in my heart and memory.  They aren’t the largest, the flashiest, and most of you have probably never even heard about them.   Their goal...

Great Charities : Alex’s Lemonade Stand

The founder of Alex’s Lemonade Foundation, Alexandra Scott, was diagnosed with cancer, neuroblastoma, just before her first birthday.   When she was just a mere 4 years old, she told her parents that she wanted to setup a lemonade stand in order to raise money and give it to...

Great Charities : St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis Tennessee,  open it’s doors in 1962.  Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas who had a dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.”. In the 1960’s the cure rate for childhood cancer was around 20%.   Prior to St....

Great Charities : St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Many of you are aware of Lori’s involvement with St. Baldrick’s through her association with the 46 Mommas.  The Mommas are just a small part of a very large organization that does an incredible amount of good for children with cancer. In 1999, three successful businessmen (Tim Kenny, John...

Great Charities : Make A Wish

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  I’ll spend a lot of time quoting statistics, telling everyone how common childhood cancer really is,  complaining about the complete lack of funding by our government and most cancer charities, and railing against the intrusion of the pink horde into the children’s gold...