For over 20 years, the Making Headway Foundation’s mission has been to provide care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared to better treatments and a cure.

Pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors are currently the leading cause of death among all childhood cancers. Over 2,500 children are diagnosed every year (seven every day).

“My husband and I are so grateful for Making Headway’s guidance and help working our way through the school system. We appreciate you being there for us and your expertise in always finding the right school for our daughter.”

For over 20 years, the Making Headway Foundation’s mission has been to provide care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared to better treatments and a cure.

Once the hospital stay has ended, Making Headway continues its high level of support for families that would otherwise be left to cope for themselves. Our Ongoing Care Program provides a diverse variety of free-of-charge support services for children and their families.

“Going through the worst time of my life, my son’s tumor treatment, would have been unbearable without Making Headway. Healthy kid-friendly snacks, art, parties, massages for the adults, and a shoulder always available. Have you ever heard a child say ‘I can’t wait to go to chemo? ’I did.”

Who We Are

For over 20 years, the Making Headway Foundation’s mission has been to provide care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared to better treatments and a cure. Today, Making Headway carries on with our unique work, offering a continuum of services that includes individual counseling, educational advocacy, in-hospital quality-of-life programs, scholarships, fun family events, medical research grants, facilitating clinical trials, neuro-oncology fellowships, and so much more.


Family Stories

Each child served by Making Headway has their own story of courage and fortitude.

Donate

Your donation will help fund programs and research that support families impacted by pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors.

Programs and Services

Making Headway provides over a dozen different types of programs or grants that provide Care, Comfort, and a Cure.

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