November 24, 2018: During this season of thanks and giving, many families are in the midst of the biggest fight of their lives – battling cancer with their child. For other families, a beloved child is absent because the available treatments weren’t effective, or even more distressing, none were available. We are inviting you to come out and break bread with us to raise funds for our research fund dedicated to improving the treatment options for children and adolescents with cancer. Tickets are $10 each and children 2 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the door or here online.
September 2018: Join us on September 22, 2018, at the Carl Sandburg Middle School track and take steps toward the cure. Online registration is closed but you can still participate. Onsite registration opens at 8am on the morning of the event. Music, family-friendly activities and vendors – you can have fun while you contribute to the cause. Highlights include raffling off an autographed Fletcher Cox Eagles jersey and our Signature Raffle Basket of over $500 in local restaurant gift cards and activities. If you attended last year, thank you and we hope to see you again. If you weren’t able to attend last year, we hope you can participate this year. If your schedule won’t allow you to participate, please consider making a donation during our annual fundraising event.
May 5, 2018: The inaugural MCAMF Flag Football Tournament was held at Carl Sandburg Middle School to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and MCAMF’s service projects for local children undergoing cancer treatment. The youth teams were comprised of Mason’s friends and the winning youth team played the championship game against the adult team led by Mason’s dad. The champs – Mason’s team!
Thanks to Blaize and Sean for coming up with this wonderful event, to their families for helping them pull it off, and the Sandburg administrators for the use of the field. All event and t-shirt proceeds went to the Foundation’s research fund.
December 2017: In MCAMF’s first community service project, Mason’s friends went shopping for gifts to brighten the days for children and teens in the Oncology Unit at St. Chris. Partnering with Heather Evans of Thirty-One, we spent an afternoon making age-appropriate backpacks filled with fun items and snacks for each of the children who would be receiving chemotherapy during the holiday season. Mason talked about going back to the unit where he was treated and recovered from his surgery to make the other kids there feel better. We will be doing that each year – for him and for them – in his honor.
If you would like to donate items or participate in future service projects to make the treatment experience a little brighter for local pediatric cancer patients, please sign up below and we will contact you for upcoming service opportunities.