The Max Cure Story

On the eve of his fourth birthday, Max Plotkin was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as B-Cell Lymphoma never before seen at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Max underwent two years of intense chemotherapy and is now considered a 12-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. As a result they decided to start The Max Cure Foundation.

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There are multiple ways you can support the Max Cure Foundation in our fight against childhood cancer. Please visit our fundraising page for ways to get involved, or make a donation today.

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    In remembrance of a champion, a charitable person, and a loving grandfather.

    Richard L. Plotkin

    The Max Cure Foundation – Roar for a Cure for all types of childhood cancer.


    Our programs fund research for new and less toxic treatments for children with cancer, support families in need of assistance during their battle with childhood cancer, and raise awareness to the needs of those fighting pediatric cancers.

    Roar Beyond Barriers


    Max Cure provides financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer to help ease 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 $850,000 and assisted more than 200 families in multiple states where children are in active treatment for their cancers.”

    Research Funding


    Max Cure provides financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer to help ease 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 $850,000 and assisted more than 200 families in multiple states where children are in active treatment for their cancers.

    Advocacy


    Max Cure’s leadership team, created by our late Vice-Chairman, Richard Plotkin and driven by our 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.

    Psychosocial


    Psychosocial care is a necessary part of any pediatric cancer treatment plan as families experience a wide range of stresses. Funds designated for psychosocial programs are used to provide families with access to counseling services, including psychiatric care and support-group activities as well as preparations for future visits and check-ins well beyond active treatment.