Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
Helping children with chronic illnesses
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Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Help and hope for families with seriously ill children since 1976
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Kelly Anne Dolan
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund helps families caring for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and injuries. We provide financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance, respite programs, and non-cash items to families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware; we advocate for and provide education and information to families nationwide.

Families in crisis are referred to us by an extensive network of social workers, case managers, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals within hospitals, medical facilities, social service agencies, and treatment centers. The Fund has assisted more than 23,000 families in almost 38 years of operation. We help keep the lights on, fill the oil tank, pay the rent, purchase handicap equipment, and provide relief to families with respite events and at the holidays.

If you are a healthcare professional and you would like to make a referral, please click Log In above to register on our site. To learn more about the full scope of our services to help families, read about our Programs. Also, check our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.

Our Story
When Kelly Anne Dolan was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, her parents Peggy and Joe learned how the serious illness of a child can affect an entire familyemotionally, physically, and financially. After six-year-old Kelly lost her battle with the disease in 1976, Peggy and Joe created the Fund to help families dealing with the illness or disability of a child. Learn more about the Dolans' story in this short video, produced by Center City Film and Video when Peggy received the Please Touch Museum's Great Friend to Kids Award.

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I Ran the Zoo 5K and 1 Mile Walk
Join us on October 4 for the wildest race in town!
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Raise the Bar...Hair to Make a Difference
Visit Barbarella Salon in Ambler on Sunday, October 5, to try a new style and raise funds for families!
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Young Friends Masquerade and Casino Night
Reserve your spot now for the 2014 Masquerade and Casino Night on Friday, November 14, 2014!
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#GivingTuesday
Join the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund for #GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014…the giving season’s opening day. Last year, #GivingTuesday inspired over 10,000 organizations and individuals worldwide to take action and improve their local communities.
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38th Anniversary Celebration Awards & Recognition Dinner
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 38th anniversary celebration on September 17!
GuideStar Gold
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We are pleased to announce that the KADMF has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the KADMF’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability, as we share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our constituents and supporters and with GuideStar’s online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.
Creative Ways to Contribute
The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund participates in the United Way's donor option program (for United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, use donor option number 03972). We also participate in the Combined Federal Campaign for Southeastern Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley Areas, South Jersey, and Delaware (use campaign number 66587). And did you know that you can benefit KADMF by searching the web using GoodSearch? Or by shopping at Amazon? Find out more about these other ways to give.

American Red Cross
We are honored to be able to include the insignia for the American Red Cross Blood Services on our website, because Kelly Anne Dolan and her sister Kim relied on the generosity and kindness of blood donors throughout their illness. They, like so many children diagnosed with blood disorders, leukemia, and other forms of cancer, required regular transfusions for their treatments and to get beyond a crisis. Kelly Anne and Kim were transfused as often as 15 times a month
approximately 700-800 units of blood products during the course of their illness.

How can you thank a blood donor? The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund was established as a way to "give back" to the more than 700 blood donors who allowed the Dolan family time to enjoy Kelly Anne and who also made it possible for Kim to live long enough to find a cure. Blood donors are our heroes! We can't thank them enough!

The need for blood is ongoing. Please consider making a donation soon, if not today! See our Resources and Links page for more information about the Red Cross.

Our Latest Newsletter
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Our quarterly newsletter, The Bright Side, is a great source of information about what we are doing here at the Fund. The September issue introduces our new program coordinator, Danielle Griffith, and our new outreach coordinator, Cheryl Carson. It also covers our successful fundraiser with Barbarella Salon in Ambler.  Read it here.
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First Friday at Barberella Salon
Ambler’s First Friday celebration on September 5 had to be one for the books.
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The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

The official registration and financial information of Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999 (toll free in Pennsylvania). Registration does not imply endorsement. IRS Form 990 and audit for fiscal years 2010-2013 can be viewed in our Image Library.

The KADMF is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and is registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.

Please see our Mission page to read our Confidentiality and Privacy Statement.