Max Inspired a Family. They Inspired a Community.
The Max Cure Foundation was established in 2008 after a young boy named Max was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as B Cell Lymphoma the day before his 4th birthday. Lion Max is our mascot and Roar For a Cure is our motto because Max used to bring his plush lion with him to all of his treatments because it made him strong.
Thankfully, after undergoing two years of intense chemotherapy, today Max is considered a 10 year cancer survivor. He is entering the 10th grade next year and is doing great both on and off the field. He is on the high-school basketball and lacrosse teams, and is taking honors classes as well.
Watch Max speak at the 2018 Roar For a Cure Golf Classic.
After learning first-hand how underfunded childhood cancer research is and watching the financial strain that a diagnosis can have on a family, our Founders created The Max Cure Foundation.
Since inception, the Max Cure Foundation has granted more than $1.5 million in research funding to support the development of better treatments for children and young adults with cancer. In Max Cure’s earlier stages, we provided the seed money to start the Immune Cell Therapy Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering which has helped hundreds of children and young adults battling complications from primary leukemia and lymphoma treatment. To date, between our Roar Beyond Barriers family financial assistance program, started in 2010, and assistance provided to families before formation of the program, the Max Cure Foundation has directly contributed in excess of $575,000 to families with a child in active treatment. We have assisted more than 150 low-income, military, and first responder families in countless hospitals where children are in active treatment for their cancers.