We're Roaring for a Cure
With programs created to address the specific needs of the childhood cancer community.
The Max Cure Foundation
After learning first hand the reality of childhood cancer, and its severe lack of research funding, the Plotkin family created The Max Cure Fund which is earmarked for underwriting an immune cell therapy lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This lab is dedicated to alternative treatments and innovative research for children and young adults who are battling cancer. Shortly after that, The Max Cure Foundation was born.
Since then, Max Cure has added two additional programs to our mission statement including Roar Beyond Barriers, which provides financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer. In 2014 the foundation added advocacy to our mission as we continue to pursue 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.
Advocating For Change
The Max Cure Foundation, led by our Executive Director, Jonathan Agin, is dedicated to advocating for legislative and regulatory changes benefiting children with cancer, and to bringing awareness to the specific needs of the pediatric cancer community.
The Max Cure Foundation believes in funding innovative and novel childhood cancer research in an effort to find cures for the various forms of childhood cancer and to create less-toxic and more effective treatments for children and young adults diagnosed with cancer.
The Max Cure Foundation’s Roar Beyond Barriers program provides financial support to low-income, military and first-responder families who have a child battling cancer to help ease some of the burdens on the family while dealing with the child’s diagnosis.
Pediatric cancer is a disease that afflicts an entire family. The threat that cancer poses to a family is enormous, most especially for the child in treatment. Psychosocial care is a necessary part of any pediatric cancer treatment plan as families experience a wide range of stresses.
If you are interested in learning more about the Max Cure Foundation’s childhood cancer programs, to sponsor a program, or if you know a family in need of MCF’s help; please contact us today. We’d love to hear from you.