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"When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too"
~ Terry Clark

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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Research

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.
  • 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 2020 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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  • The National Institute of Health

    TMF 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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"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.
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Colors Against Cancer Virtual 5k-May 2021

Sign up at https://raceroster.com/events/2021/40049/colors-against-cancer-virtual-5k “Colors Against Cancer” is a 5K color run that will virtually take place from Sunday, May 16th to Sunday, May 30. Participants will

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In 2012, President Obama proclaimed September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age

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