Families for a Cure
What region or area do you provide services in?
Families For a Cure is not bound to a geographic location. We look for opportunities that have the greatest impact for the dollars we are able to give. Currently, we have had the most impact within Central Ohio and the surrounding communities within 90 miles of Columbus. However, we want to grow to be a bigger player within Ohio’s communities.
How and when did the organization get started?
Families For a Cure started hosting a golf outing in 2003 called the “Double Bogey Invitational”. The plan was to grow the event so it could raise $10,000 annually for charity. The event was a success so we began looking for a charity to support. We were introduced to Eric Friedman who had a non profit and was looking to start a golf outing. His charity supported cancer research so we thought it was a good cause and partnered up. In 2007, the event grew to raise $25,000, and we knew we needed to form a non profit. Since forming Families for a Cure, we’ve raised more than $350,000 for various cancer research projects and patient care programs and have grown our family of supporters to over 1000 passionate individuals who want to help make a difference.
How many employees do you have?
We have 0 employees because we are an “all-volunteer” run organization.
How many volunteers does your organization have?
We have 35+ adults and a varying number of youth through our Teens for a Cure chapter.
(click the “Service Projects” tab to learn more about volunteer opportunities)