The Max Cure Foundation Blog

Jonathan’s First Letter as Executive Director

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On September 1, 2015 I began a new journey in my life. September 1, 2015 marks my first official day as the first Executive Director for the Max Cure Foundation. It is no small coincidence that on the same day, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month began.  (more…)

Ties For a Cure

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Who knew the old adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” would relate to fundraising and the Max Cure Foundation???  In this case, the apple is the very talented daughter of one of our board members……

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For Finn With Love – A Roar Beyond Barriers Story

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Tamlyn and Colm were already parents of a beautiful little girl named Eve who was five-years-old when she learned she was going to be a big sister. Tamlyn’s pregnancy was normal, and on March 1, 2014 she gave birth to a beautiful, happy little boy named Finn.  (more…)

Kevin Healy Joins the Max Cure Team

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Meet Kevin Healy – Newest MCF Team Member

The Max Cure Foundation is excited to introduce our newest Program Coordinator, Kevin Healy. He joined the foundation on July 6th and has shown tremendous passion for the cause and we have no doubt that he will be a very valuable asset in the fight against childhood cancer.  (more…)

Beyond Josh Hardy

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On July 22nd and July 23rd 2015, CBI.net held an industry conference in Bethesda, Maryland, identified as “Expanded Access Programs.” In attendance were representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, health care providers, patient advocates, government personnel [FDA], and Max Cure Foundation’s, Vice Chairman, Richard Plotkin.

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Jonathan Agin Becomes MCF First Executive Director

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The Max Cure Foundation is honored to announce that leading pediatric cancer advocate, Jonathan Eric Agin, JD, has accepted the position of Executive Director as of September 1, 2015. (more…)

President Obama Finally Appoints a Pediatric Oncologist to the National Cancer Advisory Board

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For some time, childhood cancer advocates have been seeking the appointment of a pediatric oncologist to the National Cancer Advisory Board (“NCAB”).  (more…)

Girl Scout Troop Raise $1,050 for Arizona Families

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Over the past year, The Max Cure Foundation has had the honor of working very closely with The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, Troop 26 on their Take Action program.  (more…)

Creating Hope

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New Treatments & Better Drugs for Childhood Cancer

In July, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Creating Hope Act for the purpose of incentivizing pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and universities in seeking cures for what are known as Rare Children’s Diseases.  Childhood Cancer is considered such a Rare Children’s Disease.   (more…)

Leah’s Ambassador Story

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The Max Cure Foundation recently received a request to start a Dunk Your Kicks collection from 10th grader, Leah Glucksman, in Scarsdale, NY.  (more…)

The Highs and Lows of Childhood Cancers

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As a trial lawyer for 40 years until my retirement a few years back to form The Max Cure Foundation, I was involved in thousands of cases – some I won, some I lost and most were settled. 

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Noah Easterday – Ohio

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Noah EasterdayIn December of 2014, Noah Easterday was a normal, happy 17-month-old little boy until his parents noticed something wasn’t right. Suddenly, little Noah lost his appetite. Like most parents, his Mom and Dad initially thought was simply a phase he was going through. (more…)