September 2020: In light of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to turn our annual fundraising walk into a virtual event. The upside is that supporters can take their Steps Toward the Cure on whatever date works best for them. The event benefits the MCAMF pediatric cancer research fund and supports quality of life projects for children and teens fighting cancer. We are not charging any per-person registration fees, but asking supporters to register and donate whatever they can. We will also recognize the biggest individual and team fundraisers and the best signs demonstrating support for MCAMF and a commitment to Strike Back against pediatric cancer.
December 2019: Mason’s friends and family stuffed backpacks and wrote encouraging notes for the children who were in the hospital for cancer treatment during the holiday season. Each bag was filled with age-appropriate gifts, snacks, and distractions to put a few smiles on precious faces during a difficult time. Once again, all of the bags were generously donated by Heather Evans of Thirty-One Gifts in Levittown, PA. Heather and her kids – her son played football with Mason – delivered the bags to the St. Chris oncology nurses who cared for Mason during his treatment there and are still lovingly making the hard edges of cancer treatment a little softer.
September 28, 2019: This third annual walk/run was held on Saturday, September 28, at Carl Sandburg Middle School – 30 Harmony Road, Levittown, PA. This community event benefitted the MCAMF pediatric cancer research fund and supports quality of life projects for children and teens fighting cancer. There were kid-friendly activities, vendors, concessions – featuring Mason’s Walking Tacos, and our amazing “Raffle Row.” T-shirts included with online registration through Sept. 13. Huge thanks to our premier sponsor – Mike Piazza Honda – and our other great sponsoring organizations and donors.
December 2018: Mason’s friends and family stuffed backpacks for the children who were in the hospital for cancer treatment during the holiday season. Each bag was filled with gifts to give patients – from infants to teens – age-appropriate items to make the inpatient experience a little better, and to provide a much-needed distraction from the difficulty and isolation of treatment. Once again, all of the bags were generously donated by Heather Evans of Thirty-One Gifts in Levittown, PA. Heather delivered the bags to the St. Chris oncology nurses – many of whom cared for Mason during his treatment there.
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.
September 23, 2017: The inaugural MCAMF fundraising walk 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. Participants came from as far away as Georgia to support the cause. $16,000 was raised to fund MCAMF’s research projects at the Children’s Oncology Group. Thank you to our first-year sponsors: Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, We Care Pediatrics, Growing Smiles of Yardley, Baja Fresh – Feasterville, Pereira and Sons, Hong Kong Pearl, and The Williford Family. The generosity of our sponsored enabled 100% of event proceeds to go our research and quality of life projects. Thanks also go to the many local business that donated items to the Raffle Row. Finally, thanks to each person who supported the walk by participating and/or making a monetary donation. Every demonstration of support was deeply appreciated.