Leadership & Partners


Margaret Voight Guedes, President of the Board, CEO and Founder
Margaret is an experienced leader with 40 years in healthcare administration and nonprofit management, and is dedicated, passionate and driven to connect philanthropy to the real-time needs of children and families with cancer.

Board of Directors

Margaret Guedes, President, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Kids Beating Cancer

Ben Guedes, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Sam Azar, Chief Operating Officer & Chairman of the Board
Vice President of Research
Kids Beating Cancer

Mark Beausoleil, Director
Valley Bank

Steve Coon, Director
Cover Guard

Judy Noble, Director

Kelly Allred, Phd, RN-BC, CNE, Director
University of Central Florida

Tom Lupo, Director
Space Coast Pictures, Inc.

Francelis Gonzalez, MD, Director
Kidsville Pediatrics

Donnie Saxon, Director
Saxon-Clark Furniture Patio Design

John Bocchino, Board Attorney
Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Kinman & Bocchino, P.A.

Marilyn Stout, Emeritus Director
Wall St Investment Managers, PA

Development Advisory Societies

Kids Beating Cancer has two Development Advisory Societies, the Rose and the Heroes Society. The objectives for both is to identify individuals, corporations, events and opportunities that can financially support the mission of Kids Beating Cancer and the Kids Beating Cancer Research & Children’s Center. The Rose Society’s efforts are to increase the fundraising success at the Hats & Roses Fashion Show & Luncheon in the spring. The Hero Society’s focus to to bring financial success to our premier event, the Hats & Heroes Ball in the fall.

KBC Development Mission

Identify projects that attract backers for specialized funding purposes. To entertain, enrich, and educate the community at large — via media exhibition, public events, and forums. Community leaders and business executives from all areas of experience; financial, creative, and marketing talent pools come together with one goal to accomplish “concept through completion”; ultimately creating mass public awareness both regionally, and nationally. Minimizing efforts while accelerating contributions for Kids Beating Cancer. Partnerships

After years of serving the Central Florida community and beyond, Kids Beating Cancer is the oldest and most trusted resource for families during time of crisis. Through the great support and inspiration of many important corporate and foundation donors and individual supporters, Kids Beating Cancer is able to continue providing resources and support for children with cancer, leukemia and related life-threatening diseases.  A special thank you to our Partnerships that provide us with ongoing financial, inspirational and promotional support to further the Kids Beating Cancer Mission.

Thank you to all who support the children!

Recognized cumulative Partnership Levels:

  • Philanthropist $1,000,000 or more

  • Humanitarian $500,000 – $999,999

  • Visionary $250,000 – $499,999

  • Centurion $100,000 – $249,999

  • Leader $50,000 – $99,999

  • Investor $25,000 – $49,999

  • Benefactor$10,000-$24,999












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