Category: Our Supporters Stories

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…)

Psychosocial Funding Makes an Impact to Support Child Life Services at Maimonides in New Jersey

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!

 

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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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…)

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

Holiday GivingImagine 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“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.

Max Cure Supporters can #RoarWithCPK

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…)

The Max Cure Foundation is pleased to announce that OrthoCarolina has joined the fight against pediatric cancer and has become the newest collection site for DYK.  OC will be collecting sneakers at 30 offices in the Charlotte area and have set a goal to collect 30,000 pair of sneakers by November 30.   (more…)