What is G1ve A Buck Fund, Inc. and what do we do?
G1ve A Buck Fund, Inc. is a volunteer-driven 501(c) 3 non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness of childhood cancers and engaging the community to fund the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers that give survivors the chance to lead long and healthy lives.
How did G1ve A Buck Fund, Inc. get started?
When Gail Lopez’s daughter Kate was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a rare aggressive bone cancer), her life was forever changed. Throughout Kate’s years of treatment Gail witnessed the lack of research and funding needed to fight this disease. Today Kate is a cancer survivor, but her survival came with a price. Now Kate fights another battle, with the many health conditions that have come from her necessary chemo treatments. As Gail witnessed first-hand the loss families experience when touched by cancer’s unforgiving hand, she knew she had to champion for other kids like Kate. In an effort to be a voice for these children that can’t speak up for themselves, Gail founded G1ve A Buck Fund. Read more about the idea behind G1ve A Buck here.
What percentage of my money goes to research?
100% of the money that is collected for the purpose of cancer research goes to cancer research. G1ve A Buck Fund takes its responsibility very seriously to be good stewards of every dollar donated. All of our administration and fundraising dollars are funded by a private donation.
How can I help?
You can help in two big ways. First, help spread the word about G1ve A Buck Fund through your personal social media channels. It’s easy. Just follow G1ve A Buck on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and then like and share our posts. Second, donate here. We’ll make sure it gets to the right place to fund kid size cures.
Where does the money go?
Our goal is to make each child’s cancer journey shorter and less painful and to decrease the number of negative treatment side effects by finding kid size cures for cancer. We work with Strong Against Cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital to select specific programs and trials within their general umbrella. Learn more here.
How can I be sure G1ve A Buck Fund, Inc. is a legitimate charity?
G1ve A Buck Fund, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, IRS identification number 46-4354335. Our board and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and responsibility to donors and volunteers.