Sean Marriott is 7-years-old and the youngest of 3 children of Kelly Marriott and her ex-husband, Chris. Sean, with his brothers, was enjoying the summer on a family vacation at the beach, looking forward to returning to school in September. Today, he is spending his time at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) interacting with doctors rather than with his brothers and friends. Kelly, a single mom, instead of enjoying the time with her children, is facing a parent’s worst nightmare, a child with cancer. (more…)
The Max Cure Foundation was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Margaret and Peter Chang Foundation to help support families in the Scotch Plains, New Jersey area which is a township in Union County. Max Cure Foundation will use these grant funds to help families in these areas that experience emergency financial situations during the course of their child’s cancer treatment. (more…)
Max Cure Foundation recently awarded a grant to Maimonides Medical Center as a stop-gap measure that, under our psychosocial grant program, ensures that Child Life Services and support groups are funded at the hospital. In 2017 Max Cure received a grant from Love Your Melon, which sells apparel with the intent to support pediatric cancer foundations with the profit generated by sales of high-quality and great looking knit hats and other accessories.
Part of our grant proposal was to support a psychosocial initiative at Maimonides Medical Center, a busy treatment facility in Brooklyn, which just recently needed to scale back psychosocial support to meet budget needs at the hospital. With input from the Social Work and Child Life Services departments, Max Cure was able to ensure that families will continue to receive emotional and programming support to help fight against the stresses that pediatric cancer treatment brings to the child and their family. Everyone at Max Cure is rooting for the families and staff at Maimonides Medical Center to have a great 2018 and find ways to bolster psychosocial support even further!
On May 21st and 22nd, 2016, The Max Cure Foundation and Casa Grande Union High School joined forces to host the first Cactus Classic Charity Football Tournament.
Thanks to the support of 19 Arizona youth football teams and their families, the tournament raised over $11,000 for the Arizona Roar Beyond Barriers program which provides financial support to four families in need who have a child battling cancer as well as the high school’s athletic program. (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…)