Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Brave Kids

  • Ponte Vedra, FL
  • www.bravekids.org

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to broaden the support and resources available for children with chronic illenesses, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities. Brave Kids delivers an online community and resource center for children with special needs (www.bravekids.org). Brave Kids also provides resource centers to pediatric wards of hospitals or clinics and educational outreach in the community.

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ruling year

2001

Principal Officer

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Kristen Fitzgerald

Keywords

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children with chronic, life threatening illnesses, disabilities, computers, web tv's, disadvantaged families

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Also Known As

Brave Kids

EIN

94-3388832

 Number

0442612431

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Brave Kids is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of children with chronic and life threatening illnesses and disabilities. For parents and families of the 9.7 million children with special needs in the U.S., the reality of an underserved population translates to an intensified demand for supportive services. By creating a unique Internet community, www.bravekids.org, fills a large void for children with special needs and their families by providing a comprehensive directory of healthcare specialists, relevant medical information from healthcare professionals, message boards, interactive contests and an online store for children with special needs. Brave Kids also provides resource centers to assist parents in locating healthcare resources for their ill children. The Brave Kids program was founded in June of 1999 and was custom designed in collaboration with healthcare professionals at Children's Hospital - Los Angeles, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Johns Hopkins School of medicine, Albert Einstein college of Medicine and technology experts from Silicon Valley. With corporate sponsors including Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Network Associates, and Hill and Knowlton and also six NFL starting quarterbacks, Brave Kids was rolled-out nationwide in 2001. The Brave Kids program is also approved of and linked to over 100 healthcare organizations such as: The National Kidney Foundation, The Epilepsy Foundation of Norther California, the National Institutes of Health and The American Lung Association.

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Brave Kids

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Principal Officer

Kristen Fitzgerald

BIO

Kristen has extensive experience in marketing and has served various nonprofit organizations. She brings first hand experience and a personal commitment to this endeavor having lost her own two children to catastrophic illness. Kristen is charged with overseeing the development and operation of Brave Kids.

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