"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.

  • The Creating Hope Act

    The Creating Hope Act pediatric priority review voucher program has been wildly successful. It is critical that Congress reauthorize the program permanently so that children with serious

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  • September is childhood cancer awareness month…. honor our children

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  • Childhood Cancer Bullying

    Nationwide, children with cancer are 60% more likely to be bullied than their healthy classmates. CAC2 is committed to supporting those who have been hurt or harmed, to treating

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  • Meet Taylor

    Taylor was a  16-year-old ambitious designer and entrepreneur. Taylor was determined to live life to the fullest, and wanted to be known as “a kid with cancer,

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  • New Hope for Children with Cancer… New Treatments

    See article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-children-with-cancer-hope-for-new-treatments-11547561004?mod=mhp&fbclid=IwAR1cXoHYeQ4qjEnvcw DC69YeHgtTcWqsfQWcuwNinCkAMuXjr6G2KsWMmCg

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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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The President’s New Childhood Cancer Initiative

The Taylor Matthews Foundation, along with many other pediatric cancer foundations and advocacy groups, was invited to join a conference call regarding President Trump’s childhood cancer initiative. In the

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