"When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too"
~ Terry Clark

Our Mission

The Taylor Matthews Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding pediatric cancer research. We fund cutting-edge, innovative research that reaches sick children now. It is our mission that children with cancer will live long, healthy, and productive lives.

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A mother’s dedication to a daughter’s wish.

A mother holds her daughter’s hand for a little while but her heart forever.  —Anonymous

Taylor, your life was not only about what you accomplished, but also about what you left behind. Your boundless optimism at the bleakest moments, your concern for others even when you were at your worst, and your zest for life even as death neared taught me more about love than I thought there was to know.

We will continue to fight in your honor and will never falter in our commitment to you and to children with cancer everywhere. We are keeping your spirit, your thirst to make change, and your dedication to help others alive. While your life was tragically cut short, your mark on the world lives on in our family, in the organization, and in children who have and will win their battles against cancer thanks to you.

Just to think of you reminds of why what I do is so important. Thank you for a lifetime of love and showing us all what humanity really means. I will always have your heart.

  • International Childhood Cancer Day

    A Day of Gold Every year, February 15 is known as International Childhood Cancer Day – a day to increase awareness of pediatric cancer, support families in

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  • The Red Chair

    “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~Winnie The Pooh In the Autumn of Taylor’s tenth grade year she looked every

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  • Pre-order Blue Your Hair Blue

    A portion of all author proceeds from the sale of my memoir, Paint You Hair Blue, will be donated to the Taylor Matthews Foundation. Pre-order at www.paintyourhairblue.com

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  • Germphobes

      You know that awful smell that hits you the second you walk onto a patient floor in a hospital. You can probably smell it now just

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  • Taylor and the New York City Marathon

    The buzz about the New York City Marathon is starting. It reminds me of the last time I ran the marathon which was in 2009, the exact

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With your help, Taylor’s hopes to save the lives of children with cancer has come true many times over. We need to continue to save lives by turning scientific discoveries into break through advances.
  • Children’s Hospital at Columbia Medical University

    Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous clinical progress at the Children’s Hospital at Columbia University. We are exclusively funding Precision Medicine at Columbia University. The practice of Precision medicine involves genome sequencing of an individual child’s tumor to identify mutations in their DNA.

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  • Memorial Sloan Kettering

    The anti-body study funded by tay-bandz has reached completion. The antibody was used for a specific cancer that typically hits 15-18 years old and has a very poor prognosis.

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  • The National Institute of Health

    tay-bandz has funded the completion of a clinical grade master cell bank to support development of a new immunotherapy based vaccine for patients with pediatric sarcomas.

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  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

    tay-bandz has funded research focused on pediatric osteosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma that can occur in adolescents and young adults.

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Give back to charity by shopping on Amazon Smiles

On Cyber Monday don’t forget to go to Amazon Smiles to make your purchases which will benefit us at no cost to you. Sign up on the

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ACCO is Thrilled to Announce That After Many Years of Collaboration, Childhood Cancer International (CCI) has Been Formally Accepted Into Official Relations Status With the World Health

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