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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.
It’s Time to Say Thank you to Our Champions in Congress
In 2008, I lost my sixteen-year-old daughter, Taylor, to pediatric cancer just days after she first received an innovative immunotherapy treatment in Germany. We travelled overseas becauseRead More
Taylor still making a difference
Westchester teen makes a difference, 10 years after her death Karen Croke, firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished 11:03 a.m. ET May 10, 2018 | Updated 12:50 p.m. ET May 10, 2018 TaylorRead More
On the Hill
Lobbying Days Under the umbrella organization Alliance for Childhood Cancer, hundreds of pediatric cancer advocates banded together last week in Washington DC. Along with fellow advocates,Read More
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 inRead More
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 everyRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
News & Events
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Colors Against Cancer 5k Run
On May 20th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Edgemont High School is sponsoring a 5K Color run in honor and memory of Taylor Matthews. Along the
We’re excited to be part of the national launch of the #hopeportal
The Coalition Against Cancer just launched the Hope Portal to a national audience, connecting childhood cancer families to support resources, faster, easier, and in a more personalized way than