JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
Celebrities Fore Kids has announced a donation of $100,000 from the Stuart, Fla.-based charity’s co-founder, Marlene Filer. Filer helped create Celebrities Fore Kids in 1997, and made the generous gift to fund the nonprofit organization’s operational costs.
“I wanted supporters of Celebrities Fore Kids to know that 100 percent of their donation was going to the children and the families who need their support the most,” said Filer, a resident of Willoughby Golf Club. “My donation will allow Celebrities Fore Kids to tell future donors that all their money will directly impact a child and their families.”
The homeowner in one of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities' neighborhoods has put her heart and soul into Celebrities Fore Kids and has improve the quality of life for those on the Treasure Coast dealing with cancer.
Prior to starting Celebrities Fore Kids in 1997, Filer observed firsthand the challenges faced by families of cancer patients, as her husband was battling the disease. In the 16 years Celebrities Fore Kids has been incorporated, an approximate $1.75 million has been generated to provide financial assistance to families who have children with cancer and adults with cancer who are supporting children. The financial assistance manifests itself in the form of gasoline cards for area service stations, checks for utility bills and mortgage payments, and meals at local eating establishments.
Celebrities Fore Kids also collaborates with social workers from the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Memorial Medical Center, a prime hospital on waterfro
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