Entries by mhadmin

As the new year begins, thoughts go to those we have lost in the past year.  Children like Christian, pictured here. These young people so profoundly touch our lives and create incredible impact on us when they may not even know it. Young Christian had that effect.  A sweet young boy fighting a terrible illness.  […]


Today we got this note from a grateful parent. It makes us so proud of our work. “We cannot thank your foundation enough! You provided critical care for our son after his brain tumor surgery and subsequent proton beam radiation treatments at Mass General in Boston. What an awesome organization. We love you and are […]

What is giving?

Today is #GivingTuesday We all hear it.  Time and time again.  “What do I/you want for Christmas?”  What should I give?  Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is today, GivingTuesday.  This is to remind us that it is better to give than receive and that there are always those who are less fortunate than we […]

3 weeks until #GivingTuesday. Here is what one parent said about the work of Making Headway Foundation. “Making Headway is a loving caring group of folks who always remember that our kids are just kids. Maybe extraordinary kids, but they need the same love, care and fun that all kids should get.” Please remember to […]

Neuro-oncology updates

Making Headway Foundation frequently meets patient families who are dealing with low grade gliomas.  Studying the genetic pathways of these tumors may give us the clue to a better treatment.  Here is an article about this. http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112997071/pediatric-brain-tumors-genetic-pathway-110713/

Giving Tuesday December 3

What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help us create #GivingTuesday. A new day for giving back.  On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. It’s a simple idea. Just find a […]

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Special thanks to Molly Clarke for this submission on Social Security benefits for your children.  She is with Social Security Disability Help which is a for-profit organization that offers free resources and services to individuals who wish to apply for disability benefits.  Making Headway Foundation has not evaluated the material below and does not endorse […]

Fall Fun and Fundraising with Making Headway Foundation

2nd Annual Brian McCabe Drive For A Cure Monday, October 7, 2013 Split Rock/Pelham Bay Golf Course REGISTER or DONATE http://bit.ly/McCabe2013 MTK Tavern Fundraiser in Mount Kisco – Hosted by Dylan Witt and Margie Strelzyn-Witt Friday, October 11, 2013 8 pm – 12 am (Band starts at 8:30 pm) DETAILS and RESERVATIONS http://bit.ly/MTKEvent CLIMBING EVEREST […]

Promising treatment for pediatric brain tumor patients

Making Headway Foundation just came across this interesting article about proton therapy for pediatric brain tumor patients.  This study came out of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is worth a read. Outcomes seem very hopeful. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130923092228.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fmind_brain%2Fbehavior+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Mind+%26+Brain+News+–+Behavior%29 SOURCE:  American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2013, September 23). Encouraging outcomes for pediatric brain tumor patients