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October 4, 2014 - Come celebrate the grand opening of Baterbys brand new 15,000 square foot showroom/warehouse and donate to Kids Beating Cancer. RSVP before September 20, 2014 to receive an extra raffle ticket!

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September 27, 2014 - Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Hats and Heroes Golden Age of Hollywood Gala held on September 27, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

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Childhood Cancer Survivor Meets Her Bone Marrow Transplant Donor for First Time on Stage at The Kids Beating Cancer Hats and Heroes Ball Waldorf Astoria Orlando. KBC unites a seventeen-year old, and two-time cancer survivor for the first time with the bone marrow donor who made her life-saving transplant possible.  They met for the first time on-stage at the Hats and Heroes Ball.

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September 25, 2014 - This day is declared “Dr. NakaMats Day” in a Ceremony at Mayor Dyer’s Office led by Commissioner Robert Stuart. Dr. NakaMats s a top global scientist with three times as many patents as Edison, he is visiting Orlando on a quest to end Pediatric Cancer.  Dr. NakaMats Tour Includes Mayor Dyer’s Office, Walt Disney World, Florida Hospital for Children and the Kids Beating Cancer Hats and Heroes Ball at the Waldorf Astoria.

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September 25, 2014 - Kids Beating Cancer and Florida Hospital for Children will be unveiling the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center Donor Wall and the John Robert Voight Sculpture. The donor wall will recognize all donors who have committed over $10,000 to Kids Beating Cancer and the Pediatric Transplant Center. The John Robert Voight Sculpture is dedicated to the child who inspired the foundation of Kids Beating Cancer.

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September 13, 2014 - Donald J Pliner Event - Mall at Millenia - Portion of the sales goes back to Kids Beating Cancer! Donald Pliner was on hand to autograph shoes. Thank you Donald Pliner for giving back to Kids Beating Cancer!

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August 5, 2014 - Rock Out, Create Art and Make Music with Kids Beating Cancer. Through partnership with Hard Rock International, Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Kids Beating Cancer will sponsor a fun summer party for children and their families living with Cancer and other related life threatening diseases. Children can express themselves through music and art.  The 8th Annual Rock 'N Art Party was held on Tuesday, August 5th.

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August 16, 2014- Sizzle - A Summer Soiree at MG on the Halifax presents an exciting pool side event with fashion show, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Kids Beating Cancer.  Entertainment by Mathew Neves, Vioelectric and Your Orlando DJ.  Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Daytona Beach and ReMax Signature Realty.



June 29, 2014 -  Central Florida Charity, Kids Beating Cancer (KBC) calls on national talents and all-kid choir to produce a benefit song, called  MY OWN HERO (#MyOwnHero) which will be the title track on a CD scheduled for national release later this year.  The Music Video recording will be held on June 29th at 1pm at Digital Tiger Studios, located at 6901 TPC Drive in Orlando. .

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July 26, 2014 Tijuana Flats (13770 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, FL) hosted a car wash to raise money and all donations will be matched by Just in Queso and donated to Kids Beating Cancer!


June 9, 2014 -  Musical talents from Las Vegas to New York discretely  joined a choir of 30 “Kids Beating Cancer” children at the iconic Starke Lake Studios in Ocoee on Sunday afternoon, laying tracks for a tribute song benefiting Central Florida’s Kids and Beyond, the song is called MY OWN HERO (#MYOWNHERO).

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June 7, 2014 - Check out Kids Beating Cancer's Bob DelVecchio and Margaret Guedes on national TV show Emotional MOJO last week!

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June 24, 2014 - Thank you Marni Jameson at Orlando Sentinel for covering our story about Musical talents from Las Vegas to New York discretely  joined a choir of 30 “Kids Beating Cancer” children at the iconic Starke Lake Studios in Ocoee laying tracks for a tribute song benefiting Central Florida’s Kids and Beyond, the song is called MY OWN HERO.

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July 1, 2014 - Thank you to Style Magazine! Fast forward to page 5 to see Kids Beating Cancer Behind the Scenes In-Studio Shots for Recording of  #MyOwnHero

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July 1, 2014 - Check out Hats and Heroes Ball in the July/August Issue of Orange Appeal Magazine.

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May 16, 2014 Orlando Business Journal, By: Abraham Aboraya The modern-day equivalent of Nikola Tesla was in Orlando this week, and he’s looking to invent. Sir Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, better known as Dr. NakaMats, is the honorary chairman of the Kids Beating Cancer’s Development Advisory Board, and was in Orlando this week from Japan to tour the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida Hospital for Children.

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April 30, 2014 -- WKMG Local 6 Thanks for covering Kids Beating Cancer in your Making a Difference Segment.

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Kids beating cancer record song for the cause

Dr. NakaMats, a modern-day Tesla, thinks Orlando's a great place to invent

Margaret Guedes, a Central Floridian of the Year runner-up for her passion

Margaret Guedes, CEO/Founder of Kids Beating Cancer, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Florida Hospital opens dedicated kids’ bone marrow transplant unit

Hard Rock, Kids Beating Cancer accept Social Madness award

See inside Florida Hospital for Children’s Kids Beating Cancer Transplant Center

Florida Hospital opens new pediatric transplant center

Florida Hospital for Children Opens First Pediatric BMT Unit

Florida Hospital opens pediatric bone marrow transplant unit

Florida Hospital opens dedicated kids' bone marrow transplant unit

Florida Hospital for Children Opens Transplant Center

Bone marrow transplant facility opens in Orlando

See inside Florida Hospital for Children’s Kids Beating Cancer Transplant Center

"Margaret Guedes: A mother's endless love," Orange Appeal Magazine May/June 2012 Issue

Lives depend on more blacks becoming bone marrow donors

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Kids Beating Cancer Teams Up with Lifeforce Cryobanks to Give Hope to More Cancer Patients and Save Lives

Central Florida News 13 Anchor Takes on the Boston Marathon on Behalf of Kids Beating Cancer

Orlando Life Magazine - Spoonful of Sugar