Awards & Recognition

  • Margaret Guedes, a Central Floridian of the Year runner-up for her passion, Orlando Sentinel, January 2013


  • Margaret Guedes, CEO/Founder of Kids Beating Cancer, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, November 2012


  • Grand opening of the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center, August 2012


  • “Margaret Guedes: A mother’s endless love,” Orange Appeal Magazine May/June 2012


  • Receives naming of the under construction pediatric transplant center at Florida Hospital for Children, the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center, March 2011


  • Celebrated adding 37,000 new marrow donors to the Be The Match national marrow donor registry, 2011


  • Best Home Grown Charities, Orlando Magazine 2007


  • America’s Charity Top Flight Award and Top Agency Superstar 2007


  • America’s Charity Community and National Award 


  • Margaret Guedes received the impressive Community Honoree Award from the National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation, 2004


  • From 1997-2004, received Community Service Awards from Walt Disney World Corporation, including the “Judges Choice Award” twice, the “Special Judges Award,” the “Special Health Services Award” twice, and the “Helping Kids Shine” grant. These awards are given to organizations they feel had made significant contributions to the community, surpassing their goals and expectations
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