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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.
An important lesson
Our daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eleven. Overnight, our family was thrust into the world of pediatric cancer. We barely gotRead More
Lessons learned from my daughter who had #childhood cancer
My daughter, #TaylorMatthews, was diagnosed with #childhoodcancer at eleven years old. Her only symptom was shortness of breath while playing sports, which her pediatrician believed was caused by exercise-induced asthma.Read More
We Are All in This Together
Dear Friends, As I write to you, I struggle to make sense of what has happened in the last 90 days or so. A global pandemic hasRead More
International Childhood cancer Day
Globally, it is estimated that there will be more than 413,000 cases of childhood cancer in 2020. 80% of the world’s children with cancer live in low to middle income countriesRead More
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 seriousRead More
Memorial Sloan Kettering
In 2022, TMF funded a trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering for a novel and cutting edge treatment protocol for Ewing Sarcoma (ES) pediatric patients. Ewing sarcoma isRead More
Very Rare Cancer Consortium -The New York Genome Center
In 2021, TMF funded the NYGC which is a multi- institutional hub for genomic research whose mission is the advancement of genomic science and its application toRead More
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
In 2020,TMF funded a Phase III brain tumor trial administered by the Children’s Oncology Group. Scientists there are seeking to replace minimally effective chemotherapy protocols with targetedRead More
Children’s Hospital at Columbia Medical University
From 2014 to 2022 TMF has funded comprehensive genetic sequencing at Columbia University Medical Center that enables personalized treatments for individual patientsRead More
Memorial Sloan Kettering
In 2018 and 2019, TMF granted funds to Memorial Sloan Kettering enabling oncologist to determine if cancer cells are still circulating withinRead More
News & Events
News And EventsCheck out the latest news and event information.
NYC Marathon-November 7, 2021
Join other runners and Pam, our runner in the #NYCMarathon, in making a difference in the world of childhood cancer by donating to fund critical research. https://secure2.convio.net/mskcc/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app273a?idb=910071031&df_id=15851&FR_ID=3542&mfc_pref=T&PROXY_ID=4410261&15851.donation=form1&PROXY_TYPE=20&NONCE_TOKEN=4F148B7BC57C267460F620B1FFF8EAD6&_ga=2.179599460.1118718853.1636384332-994459316.1636384332
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
As all the children go back to school we congratulate the survivors, honor those still fighting and remember those who lost their battle. Better therapies are urgently