Childhood Cancer and Family Finances

FAMILY FINANCES We came across this article and it tells a sobering story. This is why Making Headway Foundation is proud to help families who have a child diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor.  See link below. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_154781.html

Failure to Thrive

Our daughter Marta Helena is a cancer survivor. Like her grandmother Barbara, she had been diagnosed with this heinous disease. At twenty-three months old Marta had to undergo aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy to shrink a malignant brain tumor that was inoperable. The treatment was successful and now, at twenty-one years old, she has lived a basically normal, healthy […]

Reauthorization of the Creating Hope Act Passes in the House

From our good friends at Kids V. Cancer…  This is an excellent way to ensure more funding for pediatric cancer research. Reauthorization of the Creating Hope Act Passes in the House July 11, 2015 Dear friends, Great news. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Creating Hope Act when the House passed the […]

Save the Date – Brian McCabe Drive for a Cure

FORE! It’s almost time for the 4th Annual Brian McCabe “Drive for a Cure” Golf Outing Monday, October 5, 2015 Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Courses Bronx, NY This event benefits, Making Headway Foundation For information, contact: Catherine Lepone catherine[at]makingheadway.org

Making Headway Special Events

One Life Club of Scarsdale High School SPIN A THON Sunday, May 17, 2015 Flywheel 828 Scarsdale Avenue Scarsdale, NY Arrive at 12:45 p.m. Entry Fee $30 To donate or register: https://mkghdwyf.ejoinme.org/?tabid=685613 Nicky and Thomas Docu Memorial Golf Outing Friday, June 5, 2015 Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Course Bronx, NY Family Fun Day […]

Innovation and Funding Research

It takes many different approaches to raise the funds necessary to cure pediatric brain cancer.  The state of Missouri created a Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund under the newly enacted Sahara’s Law.  It had an excellent first year. Read how they did it here.  http://www.semissourian.com/story/2164379.html Maybe New York could be next?

Survival and Inspiration

We always want to hear inspiring stories from those who survive brain cancer.  Children with brain and spinal cord tumors are so resilient, brave and strong.  Sometimes, in the throes of treatment, it’s hard to remember that there is going to be a light at the end of the tunnel for most patients.  Here is […]

You only live once.

I was visiting with a young brain cancer patient at the hospital the other day. A candy basket was passed around the Play Room where she was waiting to see the doctor. We were doing a craft project together. She looked in the candy basket and spotted a mini Nestle Crunch bar. “Oh, boy! Those […]

New Year, New Resolve

With a new year always comes new resolve and dedication.  2015 is no different. There are too many children that we lose around the holidays from the evil thing known as brain cancer. And yet, we are full of hope as we receive applications for research grants, reports of successes with new treatments and news of all […]

MAKING HEADWAY FOUNDATION HONORED AS 2014 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews Chappaqua, NY (August 13, 2014) – Making Headway Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named […]

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