"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.

  • 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 got

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  • 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.

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  • 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 has

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  • 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 countries

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  • 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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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.
  • 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 is

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  • 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 to

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  • 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 targeted

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  • 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 patients

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  • Memorial Sloan Kettering

    In 2018 and 2019, TMF granted funds to Memorial Sloan Kettering enabling oncologist to determine if cancer cells are still circulating within

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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.

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

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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

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