National Day of Service/0 Comments/in News, Uncategorized, Volunteerism /by mhadmin
Monday is a National Day of Service to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s a day we look outward to find ways to help others.
Personally, some of the most rewarding and cherished times of my life have come while volunteering to help others.
So, how will you participate in a selfless act to better the lives of others? Share your ideas with a comment.
New Research Collaboration for Pediatric Tumors/0 Comments/in News, Research, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
We always like to see researchers collaborate!
Turn the White House Gold??/0 Comments/in Events, Support, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
Here is a petition to light the White House for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month (September). Sounds like a great way to shed light on the cause (pun intended).
Making Headway Named Merchant of the Week/0 Comments/in News, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
Talking to children about having a brain tumor/0 Comments/in Support, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
Here is some good advice on how to talk to children about having a brain tumor. Thank you to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for this. Just click the image to go to the article.
Catherine Lepone promoted to Executive Director/0 Comments/in News, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
From Making Headway Foundation President Edward P. Manley
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Lepone as Executive Director of the Making Headway Foundation, effective January 1, 2013.
Catherine served as a consultant to Making Headway beginning June 6, 2011, focusing on development activities and event management. She was appointed Director of Development effective January 1, 2012. During the past year, she has organized and managed four new events: the highly successful “Holly’s Angels” Gala in June, as well as a golf tournament, a memorial walk and a bowling party.
This year, Catherine will continue to be responsible for all development activities and event management. She will also assist the President by becoming familiar with and participating in the review of grant applications and the Ongoing Care Program’s psychological and educational consulting activities.
Catherine graduated cum laude from the State University of New York with a BS degree in business administration, and has had 20 years experience in various positions in the non-profit field.
New law in NY regarding scalping tickets to charity events?/0 Comments/in News, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
There is a new bill being proposed in NY that may prevent ticket scalpers from selling tickets to charity benefits at grossly inflated prices. (See stories about the 12.12.12 concert).
What do you think of the proposed law?
Of the scalping practice?
We’ll pass on your comments to our connections in the fundraising field.
NYU Update on re-opening/0 Comments/in NYU, Uncategorized /by mhadmin
MAKING HEADWAY FOUNDATION JUST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING EMAIL FROM DR. GROSSMAN OF NYU:
I am thrilled to report that we are moving forward with a phased re-opening of NYU Langone, with Tisch Hospital starting before the end of the year. Our goal of having nearly all of our main campus services back up and running by the end of January 2013 remains on track
Last week, we reached two significant milestones in our recovery efforts: the delivery of a mobile kitchen to ensure that food and nutrition services will be available for our patients, and the installation of a mobile MRI, a critical component to the re-opening of our inpatient services. Locating a unit in a short amount of time, in addition to finding a new and safe location capable of supporting the unit’s weight, was no small feat, but this puzzle became another opportunity for our faculty and staff to demonstrate the teamwork and creative thinking that has become a frequent sight at NYU Langone.
While positive progress in our patient care areas continues, the Office of Science and Research (OSR) is also expanding its efforts to help our research community. Principal investigators have a new support team of faculty advisors and staff from OSR to help them provide a clear and accurate picture to all program officers at the NIH, as well as to officials from other organizations, of the significant toll Sandy took on our research efforts and how we are quickly moving towards a full recovery.
As you can see, we have overcome many challenges over the past few weeks. And while many still lie ahead, I know the faculty and staff at NYU Langone will continue to rise to the occasion so we can get back to doing what we do best—providing world-class patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, and educating the next generation of physicians. Thank you for your continued support.
Robert I. Grossman, MD, Hon ’08
Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO
NYU Langone Medical Center
The Making Headway Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports families of children diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors. Over the past 27 years, we have helped thousands of families through unimaginably difficult times, providing a wide range of holistic programs and services. EIN # 13-3906297.
Making Headway Foundation, Inc.
115 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514-3460
Telephone: (914) 238-8384
Fax: (914) 238-1693