LINDSAYS VOICE INC

As Long as we keep fighting, cancer hasn't won

aka Trees of Hope WI   |   Wauwatosa, WI   |  http://www.treesofhopewi.org/Home.aspx

Mission

Mission. The mission of this Corporation is to support local patient services and research
in Wisconsin for blood cancers. To support and advance the development of less-toxic and more
effective cancer treatments. Underwrite typing/matching marrow donors for the Blood Center of Wisconsin, BeTheMatch and other similar organizations.

Leukemia is one of the most prevalent cancers in children. Yet it can strike anyone at anytime.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our organization is completely run by Volunteers. None of our board members are ever compensated for their time. Our desire is to make sure as close to 100% of the money we raise will be able to be targeted to support our mission to fight blood cancers.
Goals for 2014 include: expanding our connection with local patients that are undergoing treatment for blood cancers, Joining forces with other "grass-roots" groups that share our mission- in order to reach a larger audience.
Doubling our fund-raising for 2014 through Trees of Hope WI and other fundraising efforts.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mrs. Karen Wenzel

Treasurer

Mr. Eugene Wenzel

Main address

2230 Crestview Ct

Wauwatosa, WI 53226 USA

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EIN

38-3894820

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (H12)

Cancer Research (H30)

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Trees of Hope WI

Annual Signature Fundraising Event held Saturday before Thanksgiving. Festival-Gala-Auction. Donated decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, gift baskets and more-displayed and auctioned to raise money to support our mission to fight Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma.
7th Annual event will be Nov 18, 2017- Last year's event raised $40,000 Beneficiaries of our event are the Blood Center of WI, Be The Match, Children's Hospital of Wi, CIBMTR Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of WI.
This annual event is attended by over 500 people and is open to the public.
7th Annual Trees of Hope WI at Radisson Hotel Mayfair 2303 N Mayfair Rd Wauwatosa, WI Sat Nov 18, 2017.
We are Completely Volunteer-based. NO Board members are compensated in any way.

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Awards

Citation of Recognition for Lindsay's Voice/Trees of Hope WI 2013

State of Wis Senator Lena Taylor

Goals & Strategy

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Our Goals for 2016 are: 1. To increase our Sponsor and Donor support through our outreach to the community. 2. To continue to promote and support Blood Drives and Marrow Drives in the Milwaukee area. 3. To increase our financial support of local patient services, in order to aid patients and their families as they undergo treatments for blood cancers, Marrow transplants, etc.
4. To Double the revenue generated at the Annual Trees of Hope WI event (scheduled for Nov 19, 2016)
Distribute funds raised in 2015 to support: Patient services/ housing at Kathy's House in Wauwatosa for blood cancer patients. Blood Center of Wisconsin/Be The Match- to underwrite costs of additional typing/matching marrow donors. Specific research on blood cancer treatments through Children's Hospital of WI/ Medical College of WI

Continually utilize all manners of communications- Social Media, Direct mailing to donors, Website, and meeting with other people and groups that share our mission and goals.

We feel that by joining forces with other small organizations and people in the Community that share our Values- we can have a stronger voice and a larger impact on lives.

Until Nobody has to hear the words " it's cancer" we will keep fighting.

We are a small group of people with a very large determined goal- Find Cures for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma.

We may not have a huge budget, but we have huge hearts. We started this as a volunteer organization and have achieved Much in our 5 yrs of existence. We utilize our creativity to reach the public and rely on a volunteer base.

We don't waste money on un-necessary things. We are very frugal and make the most of what we have to work with. None of our Board members are compensated in any way.

We are extremely Proud that from nothing we have grown the Trees of Hope WI festival to an annual event, with overwhelming community support and donated facilities, sponsors, donors. This has become THE event that "Kicks off the Holidays and Helps Kick Cancer".

We had our 1st Blood and Marrow Donor Registry Drive in July 2013. We added many Marrow Donors to the Registry. Our Board Member,Tony Navarre has sponsored more Marrow Donor Drives (2013, 2014,2015)

We have distributed over $60,000.00 to support blood cancer patients, treatments, research.

We have HUGE goals to raise a minimum of $50,000 each year to advance our mission. We have not reached that goal yet, but we WILL! Each year we aim to expand our recognition within the community and beyond.
We would LOVE to build the Trees of Hope platform so that it is duplicated in communities all over the country - as a way to raise money and support Leukemia, Lymphoma patients everywhere. That would be a beautiful tribute to Lindsay...

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LINDSAYS VOICE INC

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2019
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Board co-chair

Mrs. Karen Wenzel

Realtor Realty Executives Integrity


Board co-chair

Mr. Eugene Wenzel

Retired- St of WI Dept of Transportation

David Eyrise

Laurie Freund

Kathy Miller

Tony Navarre

Mequon-Homestead High School

Jayme Dawicki

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