The Max Cure Foundation recently received a request to start a Dunk Your Kicks collection from 10th grader, Leah Glucksman, in Scarsdale, NY. (more…)
I have seen the good and the bad in the entire debate and process of the issue of compassionate use, or expanded access. Many families who have children diagnosed with cancer without accepted protocols at one point or another find a drug that they believe would be of benefit to their child. It begins from desperation. A parent facing the unthinkable: the loss of their child. (more…)
Since our daughter Alexis’ diagnosis with DIPG, (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma), in April 2008, my wife and I have witnessed tremendous acts of kindness and humanity from total strangers on many occasions. When Alexis passed away in January 2011, the outpouring from across the globe comforted us and assured us that Alexis touched so many. (more…)
For most people, the thought of your child being diagnosed with cancer is either too far removed from reality or simply a consideration beyond contemplation. With that being said, childhood cancer is in fact the number one cause of death by disease in the United States and not some far off concept. (more…)
Caleb was an ordinary toddler brought into this world by two loving parents. Caleb was born in September of 2011. He was a happy and healthy boy with parents who loved him dearly. For the first 16 months of Caleb’s life, things seemed pretty normal, then one day his parents were told their bouncing baby boy had cancer. (more…)
I want to introduce our followers to Jonathan Agin who joined The Max Cure Foundation (MCF) as of January 1, 2015. I met Jonathan as a result of our being members of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2). I am a member as a result of MCF being one of about 74 pediatric cancer foundations, which are members, and Jonathan is one of 23 individual advocates. We are both attorneys trained to advocate for our clients. We also are both involved in advocating for children with cancer and their families, each of us having been directly affected by pediatric cancer. (more…)
For the second year in a row, The Max Cure Foundation was invited to have a highly coveted window display in Rockefeller Center thanks to EHE International. Last year, Max Cure Foundation was selected as the children’s foundation out of 500 applicants, and the EHE International team was so moved by our display that they decided to honor the foundation again this December. (more…)
On November 28th, runners and walkers across the country participated in the third annual Track Friday, a fitness-meets-fundraising movement held the day after Thanksgiving in which participants can support any charity, raise any amount, and run or walk any distance, anywhere. (more…)
As I look back on 2014, the 6th full year of operations since Max Cure Foundation (MCF) was formed in December, 2008, I am excited for its future and accomplishing my family’s dream in honor of my grandson, Max, a childhood cancer survivor, of making a significant and positive difference for children with cancer and their families. At the same time, though, I question how to overcome what one person knowledgeable about pediatric cancer and other non-profit foundations recently told us, namely, “The Max Cure Foundation and what it is doing for kids with cancer is the countries best kept secret.” (more…)
Imagine if a holiday card, a birthday card, or any card could change the world? Imagine that you could create a moment, in todays fast past world, where you can give someone a reason to slow down and enjoy the luxury of opening a card…Imagine too that this card would give $1 to the Max Cure Foundation. (more…)
The Max Cure Foundation is honored to be teaming up with lululemon athletica in East Hampton during the holiday season to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. Instead of doing a food or clothing drive, the team has decided it was time to “mix it up” a bit and hold a sneaker collection.
“lululemon athletica East Hampton is honored to be partnering with The Max Cure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks campaign for pediatric cancer! Our team has put together clothing drives in the past, but this year we wanted to run with an idea we have been toying with the past few years. We have a large community of runners on the East End. Many avid runners change their sneakers every few months, but what happens to those perfectly good sneakers? The Max Cure Foundation has provided a solution: recycle them and raise money for necessary pediatric cancer research and patients! Aside from raising money for cancer research, this project provides an important service in the name of sustainability. Sneakers are recycled and given to those in need, and the sneaks stay out of landfills. It’s a win-win!” exclaimed Assistant Store Manager, Alyson Follenius.
When you go by lululemon athletica and see a clear box full of sneakers in their front window know that for every pair collected, The Max Cure Foundation will receive $1 towards the Roar Beyond Barriers NYC program.
Roar Beyond Barriers started when the Plotkin family realized that cancer does not discriminate. It does not matter if you are a Wall Street Tycoon or a single parent living in the inner cities. Cancer hurts, not only the child but the family as well, both emotionally and financially. When they recognized the battle some parents have in addition to the cancer, they decided to help and with that the Roar Beyond Barriers was created. Thanks to the sneaker collections and donations, we are able to provide low-income and military families who have a child battling the disease with monthly gift cards. Max Cure currently provides assistance to 50 families in 12 states and 21 hospitals.
So clean out your closest, dig out those old running shoes, stop by lululemon athletica East Hampton and #DunkYourKicks for pediatric cancer.
THE RUNNING COMPANY STORES AND CROSSFIT TREEHOUSE COLLECT SNEAKERS TO SUPPORT PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ON TRACK FRIDAY
NEW YORK, NY – The Max Cure Foundation, a national pediatric cancer foundation, is pleased to announce that The New Jersey Running Company and CrossFit TreeHouse in Kenilworth, NJ have chosen the pediatric cancer foundation to be the beneficiary of their TRACK FRIDAY events.
The Max Cure Foundation is a non profit children’s cancer charity whose mission is to raise money to fund the development of less toxic treatments for children and also to provide financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer.
Both organizations will be collecting sneakers for MCF’s DUNK YOUR KICKS campaign, a national campaign to collect new and gently used sneakers for a recycler who sells those sneakers to exporters/distributors as part of the Affordable Clothing Market. MCF receives $1 per pair for facilitating the collection.
Track Friday’s mission is to create a national charitable giving event held annually on the day after Thanksgiving to inspire philanthropy, health, and community. Track Friday participants can support any charity, raise any amount, and run or walk any distance on any track, at any time of the day on Track Friday. The Track Friday team will be hosting a flagship event at Middletown High School North in Middletown, NJ. They will be collecting sneakers at this location. But Track Friday is a virtual event as well, with participants even planning “meetups” at tracks anywhere! Visit the website for meet up locations.
Thanks to CrossFit TreeHouse and The New Jersey Running Company, Dunk Your Kicks is becoming a big part of the Track Friday Experience.
The New Jersey Running Company will donate $1 per pair of shoes donated on 11/28 through 11/30 at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth. The New Jersey Running Company is continuously collecting sneakers at the following locations:
You can Dunk Your Kicks at Crossfit TreeHouse through the end of the month at 725 Lexington Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033 or at their Track Friday event located at the David Brearley track at 401 Monroe Ave in Kenilworth.
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and the industry leader in creative dining, is inviting customers to eat pizza and help make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. CPK has designated December 10 and 11th as donation days at 36 participating locations where customers can opt to have 20% of their check donated to The Max Cure Foundation, a pediatric cancer foundation whose mission is to fund research to find less toxic treatments for children. You must bring the flier to participate! (more…)