Help us advocate, raise awareness, and fund local families that have a child with cancer
Caleb’s Crusade was Founded September of 2009. We received our first grant of $900.00 from the McNew Foundation.
“Life’s persistent and most urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?”Martin Luther King Jr.,
Our logo is very special to us, it is the likeness of a picture of Caleb swinging that a college student created for us.
2010 was our first full year of fundraising. We won a grant from Chase Bank in the amount of $25,000.00.
2010 was also the first year we started our running program. Caleb’s Crusade had about 20 runners who fundraised for the foundation and ran a Half or Full Marathon. Our runners raised nearly $20,000.
For one of our events we had a young man raise $1100 for our foundation collecting coins, asking for donations, and saving his allowance.
The Sanibel Firefighters donate 50% of their Calendar Sales to Caleb’s Crusade totaling $2965.96
2011 was our second year with our running program. We had over 25 runners who raised $26,000.
In 2012 Caleb’s Crusade had over 30 Runners training and fundraising who raised over $32,000.
Started an Annual Comedy for Kids W/ Cancer which over 100 people showed up for some great laughs.
In 2013 Caleb’s Crusade had a lot of first
We had 2 Kids Mud Run with over 100 kids
We partnered with Run or Dye and had over 100 volunteers helping
We also partnered with Broadway Palm when they preview CATS and had a silent auction
Fort Myers Christian Schools Kindergarten Class raised $920 on there annual bake sale in one day
Roll up your sleeves and lets Get To Work!
Caleb’s Crusade continues to grow and prosper as we celebrate 4 years of serving children and their families with childhood cancer. We have helped many families primarily in Southwest Florida with the financial challenges that come with their child being diagnosed with cancer. We also aim to raise awareness for childhood cancer which includes advocating for children with cancer both locally and in our nations capitol. We are particularly tenacious in making sure children have a voice in the competition for research dollars, and we won’t give up until a cure is found.
As leaders of the foundation Rob and Monique make themselves available to help navigate the challenges with the experience and the resources that they have. They also have connected many families with other organizations and resources throughout the country in hopes to fill all the voids that our families face. We like to say if we cannot fill a need ourselves we will do everything we can to connect the families we support with the resources that are out there. Being this active allows Rob and Monique to offer their emotional support as well. We are available around the clock to our families for just about any need or support that they may need.
Aside from grants, we offer direct bill pay for utilities, phone, car payments, car repairs/maintenance, mortgage/rent payments, groceries, gas, minor medical equipment needs, necessary furniture, spending money for trips (which allows families to make irreplaceable memories) travel for treatment and an occasional gift to cheer up our kiddos or their siblings. We have also gifted some electronics based on unique situations. We do not pay medical bills.