More than 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States.
43 sets of parents are being told every day that their child has cancer.
Seven children will die today, and every day, from cancer, until we find a cure.
Children who lose their battle against cancer have an average of 71 years of life taken from them.
Less than four percent of federal research funding is dedicated to childhood cancer-specific research.
Cancer is the number 1 disease-related cause of death among children.
The Max Cure Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) childhood cancer foundation created in 2008 and inspired by a little boy named Max’s and his brave battle with a rare form of cancer known as B Cell Lymphoma. After learning first-hand the need for funding and family support, Max’s family created the Foundation with a three-fold mission:
On the eve of his fourth birthday, Max was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as B Cell Lymphoma never before seen at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Max went through two years of intense chemotherapy and is now considered an 8-year cancer survivor. The Plotkin family quickly learned about the lack of federal funding for childhood cancer research, and the financial strain families go through and decided to start The Max Cure Foundation.
Max Cure believes in funding innovative and novel childhood cancer research in an effort to find cures for the various forms of childhood cancer and to create less-toxic and more effective treatments for children and young adults diagnosed with cancer. More than $1.2 million has been donated, primarily to fund The Immune Cell Therapy Lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.LEARN MORE
This program provides financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer to help ease some of the burdens on the family while dealing with the diagnosis of their child. Since the creation of the program in 2011, Max Cure has raised over $270,000 and have assisted more than 85 families at 23 hospitals in 16 states where children are in active treatment for their cancers.LEARN MORE
The Max Cure Foundation’s leadership team, including our Vice-Chairman, Richard Plotkin and Executive Director, Jonathan Agin, is at the forefront of the childhood cancer advocacy community by relentlessly pursuing legislative and regulatory changes seeking to benefit children with cancer and at the same time, raise awareness to the needs of those fighting pediatric cancers.LEARN MORE
Dunk Your Kicks is a unique fundraising tool, where, with your help, The Max Cure Foundation collects gently used sneakers and recycles them as affordable footwear in developing nations to raise money for families battling pediatric cancer.
For every qualified pair of sneakers collected, The Max Cure Foundation receives up to $1 towards our Roar Beyond Barriers program. You can Dunk Your Kicks anywhere!
Click here to find a donation location near you, or to start your own sneaker collection.
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“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine
“What you do makes a difference. You have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
“If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.” W.H. Auden
Drop us a line or give us a ring. We appreciate it when you share your childhood cancer stories with us and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Max Cure Foundation, Inc.
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632