More than 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States.
43 sets of parents are being told every day that their child has cancer.
Seven children will die today, and every day, from cancer, until we find a cure.
Children who lose their battle against cancer have an average of 71 years of life taken from them.
Less than four percent of federal research funding is dedicated to childhood cancer-specific research.
Cancer is the number 1 disease-related cause of death among children.
On the eve of his fourth birthday, Max was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as B Cell Lymphoma never before seen at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Max went through two years of intense chemotherapy and is now considered an 8-year cancer survivor. The Plotkin family quickly learned about the lack of federal funding for childhood cancer research, and the financial strain families go through and decided to start The Max Cure Foundation.
Max Cure 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. More than $1.3 million has been donated, primarily to fund The Immune Cell Therapy Lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.LEARN MORE
This program provides financial support to low-income and military families who have a child battling cancer to help ease some of the burdens on the family while dealing with the diagnosis of their child. Since the creation of the program in 2011, Max Cure has raised over $425,000 and have assisted more than 100 families at 26 hospitals in 17 states where children are in active treatment for their cancers.LEARN MORE
The Max Cure Foundation’s leadership team, including our Vice-Chairman, Richard Plotkin and Executive Director, Jonathan Agin, is at the forefront of the childhood cancer advocacy community by relentlessly pursuing 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.LEARN MORE
I was not the lion, but it fell upon me to give the lion’s roar.
Winston Churchill, politician, 1874-1965
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine
“What you do makes a difference. You have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
“If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.” W.H. Auden
Drop us a line or give us a ring. We appreciate it when you share your childhood cancer stories with us and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Max Cure Foundation, Inc.
560 Sylvan Avenue Suite 1225 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632