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MAKING HEADWAY FOUNDATION HONORED AS 2014 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews

Chappaqua, NY (August 13, 2014) – Making Headway Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” says Catherine Lepone, Executive Director of Making Headway.  “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the support of research initiatives and our continued commitment to provide programs and family activities that raise the quality of life for children with brain or spinal cord tumors.”  The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Making Headway received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “Making Headway Foundation does a great job of lifting the spirits of those families going through such difficult times. Pediatric cancer does not only affect the child suffering, but affects the entire family, and Making Headway Foundation helped me personally through my brother’s loss. I am forever grateful for the impact this foundation has had in my life.”

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Making Headway was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, they’ve been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Making Headway have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.  Making Headway Foundation provides care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared toward better treatments and a cure.

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Media Contact  Catherine M. Lepone, Executive Director, 914-238-8384

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All Work and No Pay?

15 year old brain tumor survivor hosts fundraiser and gives back to the tune of $12,000!

Making Headway Foundation is lucky to have many volunteers.  They are always ready to help when asked, and frequently offer to help when not asked.  Take the case of grateful patient families who want to help our Foundation so that others can benefit from our services the way they have benefited.  

Why do all this work for no pay?  

Just take a look at the smiling faces of some of these recent volunteers and you can see why.  Their lives are richer for having helped others.  Pride and happiness are always very apparent at each of our events.  All work and no pay makes volunteering a joy!