The Max Cure Foundation is a pediatric cancer foundation founded after Max Plotkin was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer the day before his 4th birthday. We are happy to say that today Max is considered a survivor and doing well. This is not the case for over 15,000 children who lose their battle against cancer every year in the United States.
The mission of MCF includes advancing cures for pediatric cancers, funding the development of less toxic treatments for children, including the continued funding of the immune cell therapy laboratory at MSK, family assistance and advocacy. Through its Roar Beyond Barriers family assistance program (RBB), MCF provides financial support to both low-income and military families who are battling pediatric cancers. As part of the family assistance program, MCF has also established a separate fund (called the “Angels Fund”) to cover funeral related expenses of children whose families are included in the program. MCF is also actively involved in advocating for children with cancer and their families, including being an active participant in the Congressional Caucus On Pediatric Cancer.