Marlee's Smile

Changing the World for Kids with Cancer, One Smile at a Time!

aka Marlee's Smile   |   Parker, CO   |  http://www.marleessmile.org

Mission

To Change the the World for Kids with Cancer, One Smile at a Time!

Ruling year info

2019

President

William PACK

Main address

4709 Sonado PL

Parker, CO 80134 USA

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EIN

84-1971803

NTEE code info

Gift Distribution (P58)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The lack of awareness and resulting lack of funding for childhood cancer research. Only four percent of the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Research budget goes to fund research for pediatric cancers. Our belief is that Awareness=Funding=Cure. We also are helping children going through the draconian methods of treating childhood cancers, primarily with very old, adult chemotherapies, by helping to raise their spirits and put a smile on their faces, even if for a moment, by providing them with custom made bears. Marlee gave bears to other kids fighting cancer by giving them bears as she fought the beast herself. We are "Changing the World for Kids with Cancer, One Smile at a Time!"

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Providing Bears to Kids with Cancer

Marlee’s Smile Foundation was formed to continue the legacy of Marlee Pack, who lived for four years with rhabdomyosarcoma before finding healing on the other side of Heaven. Marlee chose to give bears to kids battling cancer as her Make-a-Wish. One program is to provide personalized bears for kids with cancer and their siblings.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Providing funding through a large nonprofit that has the requisite mechanisms for funding childhood cancer research grants

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

St. Baldrick's Foundation 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families served in cancer treatment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Providing Bears to Kids with Cancer

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of research studies funded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of kids with cancer receiving a bear.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Providing Bears to Kids with Cancer

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Research Grants able to be fully funded.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Increase awareness and funding for childhood cancer. Put a smile on the face of every child who is on this horrendous journey! Finally, CURE CHILDHOOD CANCERS!

Significant awareness activities, primarily in the month of September, highlighting childhood cancer and the significant need for funding additional research.

Having a significant presence in Texas Children's Hospital, MD Andersons Children's Cancer Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, LA Children's Hospital and childhood cancer centers across the country providing bears to kids with cancer and their siblings.

Increasing the donation of bears to free up monetary reserves for funding childhood cancer research through larger non-profit organizations that only fund childhood cancer research.

Expecting over $500,000 0f bear donations this holiday season (2019), freeing up resources for other strategic initiatives,

Big splash fundraising/awareness events for 2020 already in the planning stages with significant corporate partners.

Negotiating a position in large consortium of smaller charities with mission of curing childhood cancer in order to align resources and make a bigger impact on research.

Partnered with several large corporate donors to fund our mission.

Distributed hundreds of bears to kids and siblings in at least ten states,

Significant fundraisers planned in Texas, Colorado and Hawaii.

Next is expanding our reach to more pediatric cancer centers across the country and eventually the world in order to Change the World for Kids with Cancer, One Smile at a Time!

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

William Pack

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Term: 2019 -

William Pack

Centura Health

Shelly Pack

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Carmie Hogan

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Beth McIntyre

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Theo Lowe

Sienna Crossing Middle School

Don Beeler

Retired Healthcare Executive

Chris McLaughin

Denver International Airport

Stacie Winslow

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/04/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

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