Beauty for Cancer, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT)

Name

  • Name:Paul Jaeger
  • Title:CEO

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Beauty for Cancer, Inc.
  • Address:3443 S State St
    #6
    Salt Lake City, UT 84115
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:801-471-9123

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General

  • Mission:
  • Beauty for Cancer, Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps those who have cancer remain engaged in life, and gives them the support that they need to not face this illness alone. Our mission is to be a supporting force for cancer patients in their personal fight with the illness by offering positive programs and resources which will build hope for a future, and also help the patients feel encouraged and beautiful, despite the pain of their battle.

  • Overview:
  • Many programs and charities have been designed to help patients with cancer. However, most were developed in a time when a cancer prognosis was more of a death sentence. In this context most programs were either working toward research or in helping the patient to be as comfortable as possible, until they passed away with dignity. Beauty for Cancer is different; our whole premise is to remind the patient and their loved ones that they are still alive. The survival rate for cancer is increasing every day and doctors now are attempting to make the disease a chronic, if not cured disease. Beauty for Cancer has developed programs to help the patient to “live” through the disease. Our service is specifically developed to keep the patient and their loved ones engaged in life for the long term.

  • History:
  • Like many non-profit organizations, Beauty for Cancer, comes out of a personal experience. Paul Jaeger, the founder of Beauty for Cancer, was living as a photographer and enjoying the start of his young life. He was working on projects around the Southwest part of the country. Then one day he came down with what he thought was a simple stomach flu. The only problem was after a few days he was no getting better. By the end of the week he was in the hospital and was diagnosed with stomach cancer.
    Being in his late 20s, this was a total shock to Paul. He was still beginning his life and just beginning to establish a career and business. His family and friends were supportive and wanted to be there as much as possible for him. Although with the shock of the diagnosis and not knowing the details of the prognosis, they would admit that they were not sure how to be exactly there for Paul.
    For Paul, the experience was the same, yet even more intense, for he was the one experiencing it. After meeting with the oncologist and planning out the treatment for how he could fight this illness and get better, Paul had to face some stark realities. The illness was going to force him to lose, not only his health but energy. No longer would he be able to keep up a demanding schedule of work, his medical bills and general bills were going to either skyrocket, or have to be not paid. The pain that he would face was not going to be just physical pain; but the pain of stress in dealing with a new reality in life.
    Paul, like most patients now, had to suffer through these issues without any guidance or experience. The only thing that Paul could do was to fight his illness and try to keep up his spirits. In trying to retain his own spirits he found that he could still take pictures of people. So often when he went into the oncology ward, you would find him with his camera taking pictures of others who were sick too. Each picture was another attempt to make someone else to feel better. To capture and mark their life as more than just a sick individual. That they were still alive.
    It was in taking these pictures that Paul met April and her family. April was another young victim of cancer, battling through like all the others in the therapy ward. In one of these pictures Paul captured April’s beautiful smile and the image that everyone recognized as the true April. It was in this simple act of kindness on Paul’s part that Beauty for Cancer seed was sown.
    After more months of treatment, Paul was beginning to recover and the cancer was losing. Soon he was free of cancer and only needed follow up care. During one of these follow up sessions he ran into April’s mother at the hospital. Sadly for April the cancer was not as successfully treated and she had passed away from the illness. But, at this meet with Paul, April’s mom was happy and thanked him for the fantastic pictures that he had taken of April. Those pictures turned out to be some of the last of April. For her family, Paul had captured the person on those pictures. It was not of a sick April; but of a happy woman whose smile was contagious and brightened her family and friends with a great personality. Paul had captured April’s essence and given that gift to her family.
    For months after that meeting, Paul remembered how those pictures had helped her family. He knew he had done something great for a family and knew there was more he could do to for others. The idea of Beauty for Cancer had sprouted. The organization received its non-profit status in 2014.
    Paul began to talk to friends and others about his idea. After much time in his own thoughts and speaking with others about what he could do, he developed Beauty for Cancer could be. After enough time he centered on the idea that his non-profit program could be a program that reminded those with cancer that they were sick, and not dead. He developed the idea of the "Keeping Your Light" Booklet. It will be the ultimate resource book. When he was diagnosed with stomach cancer he was overcome with the feeling what to do? Is there anyone that can help? What type of support was out there? Beauty for Cancer will develop and distribute this booklet to be there for others’ needs. This booklet will have all the resources (support groups, non-profits, financial help, daycare for Chemo) and more to help Cancer Patients have the ultimate resource book, so no one will ever have to stand-alone again!

  • Year established:2014
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:1

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:46-3352806

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:463352806
  • Organization Name:BEAUTY FOR CANCER INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% PAUL JAEGER
  • Organization Address:1981 S 1300 E
  • Organization City:SALT LAKE CTY
  • Organization State:UT
  • Organization Zip:84105-3611
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 2014
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2014
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:T99
  • Asset Amount:$0
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  • Income Amount:$0
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  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:05:53 pm

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