What We Do

I am pleased to have been chosen for this award and I hope to achieve many great things with the help it will provide me in paying for college.

– Christopher Palumbo

Osteosarcoma College Scholarship

A diagnosis of osteosarcoma means months of chemotherapy, limb-salvage surgery or amputation – and in some cases, both, and frequent diagnostic testing to ensure that the disease has not recurred. All of this takes a toll on a young person’s ability to excel in school. As a reflection of Mason’s commitment to his education during his treatment, we have established a scholarship for high school seniors with a prior diagnosis of osteosarcoma. The application is posted here and due May 1.


Congratulations to our 2018 OS Scholar Christopher Palumbo!

MCAMF Student Humanitarian Awards

Mason Allen was an exceptionally kind and caring young man. Personal accounts of classmates and those who attended his elementary school underscored how he would seek out those who were excluded, isolated and in need of a kind word or deed. Mason was also an honor roll student, part of the school district’s gifted program. In his honor, the MCAMF will make a monetary award to one student matriculating from the elementary and middle schools Mason attended, and the high school he planned to attend.

2018 Student Humanitarians:

Albert Schweitzer Elementary – Michael Miller

Carl Sandburg Middle School – Julia Aquilone

Awareness Events and Funding for Osteosarcoma Research

Each year, the MCAMF will hold several events to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, and specifically about osteosarcoma – the most common bone cancer affecting children and young adults. Funds raised will support osteosarcoma research through the funding of promising studies in partnership with the Children’s Oncology Group Foundation.

Compassionate Youth Leaders Projects

In keeping Mason’s spirit alive, the Foundation will create opportunities for local youth to participate in community service projects that benefit children diagnosed with cancer as well as other activities that provide a meaningful service experience. The Foundation will also provide support to missions by Make it Better Agents to fulfill the wishes of children diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

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