"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.

  • After Giving Thanks Is Giving Back

    Some people give from the heart, some because they’re passionate about a cause and others pull from the traumatic life experiences they have been through to help

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  • Giving Tuesday-November 27th

    For us #givingtuesday is about keeping my daughter, Taylor’s, wishes, hopes and dreams to help children with cancer eternal and to keep her spirit of “giving” alive.

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  • A Reflection

    I am sitting on the floor in the Scarsdale/Yonkers Barnes & Noble children’s section where I frequented almost weekly with my three daughters when they were growing

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  • Advances in childhood cancer are NOT enough!

    Childhood Cancer Summit 2018: As described below we have made many advances in childhood cancer. BUT it is not enough! At the summit a teenager, with cancer,

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  • Sue Matthews honored as a making a difference

    This post is part of #GivingTuesday’s #WomenWhoGive series, which celebrates women who are making a difference in their communities. Sue Matthews, President,Taylor Matthews Foundation What inspired you

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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

News & Events

News And Events

Check out the latest news and event information.

Amazon is donating 10X the usual amount from 10/29-11/2

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to The Taylor Matthews Foundation (tay-bandz Inc) when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0394954. #AmazonSmile#StartWithaSmile

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Global Initative

The World Health Organization and global partners, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, have announced a  new global initiative to address the disparity between childhood cancer survival

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