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MCAMF Partners with Applebee’s to Raise Funds for Pediatric Oncology Patients

November 25, 2018: We look forward to Thanksgiving as a time best spent with family and friends, and no matter how eccentric, we are grateful for them. For some families, a loved one will be absent from the celebration because we haven’t found more effective treatments for pediatric cancers. So, MCAMF partnered with Applebees’s to raise money for our osteosarcoma research fund during the season of thanks. The signed Eagles jersey was won by the Ferrandino Family. Mom, Katie, was Mason’s Make A Wish granter.

1st Annual Steps Toward the Cure

September 23, 2017: MCAMF held its first annual Steps Toward the Cure to fund pediatric cancer research during pediatric cancer awareness month. Over 230 family, friends and community members joined us at Carl Sandburg Middle School to take Steps Toward the Cure. With a pediatric cancer awareness table staffed by members of Mason’s medical team, a variety of vendors, a children’s activity center – which included games provided by St. Mary Medical Center, the hallmark of all MCAMF outdoor events – Mason’s Walkin’ Taco Stand – and great music, it was a celebration of Mason’s life and an opportunity to raise community awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. Thanks to each of our sponsors: Baja Fresh, Law Office of Donald Williford and The Williford Family, Bob’s Discount Furniture Foundation, Piccolo Trattoria, We Care Pediatrics, Growing Smiles in Floral Vale Pediatric Dentistry, JM Pereira & Sons, Inc., and Hong Kong Pearl.

In Memoriam: Cheyenne DeVelasco

August 20, 2017: MCAMF mourns the passing of the incredible Miss Cheyenne Taylor DeVelasco, our first Osteosarcoma Warrior Scholarship recipient. Please support our efforts to find better treatments for this disease!

Awareness Events and Funding for Osteosarcoma Research

Each year, the MCAMF will hold several events to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, and specifically about osteosarcoma – the most common bone cancer affecting children and young adults. Funds raised will support osteosarcoma research through the funding of promising studies in partnership with the Children’s Oncology Group and Make It Better Agents.

Please see the current calendar of events on our home page and plan to join us or make a donation event if you can’t participate.

Compassionate Youth Leaders Projects

In keeping Mason’s spirit alive, we are creating a 1-week summer program to develop compassionate leaders among youth in the Bucks County area. The program will combine real-life scenarios, role play and participation in community service. The goal of this project is to develop a cadre of committed community servants who – by their example – will inspire compassion among their peers. Applications to participate in this project will be available in early 2019 for the inaugural summer class.

Osteosarcoma Scholarship Program

A diagnosis of osteosarcoma means months of chemotherapy, limb-salvage surgery or amputation – and in some cases, both, and frequent diagnostic testing to ensure that the disease has not recurred. All of this takes a toll on a young person’s ability to excel in school. As a reflection of Mason’s commitment to his education during his treatment, we have established a scholarship for high school seniors with a prior diagnosis of osteosarcoma.

MCAMF Humanitarian Awards

Mason Allen was an exceptionally kind and caring young man. Personal accounts of classmates and those who attended his elementary school underscored how he would seek out those who were excluded, isolated and in need of a kind word or deed. Mason was also an honor roll student, part of the school district’s gifted program. In his honor, the MCAMF will make a monetary award to one student matriculating from the elementary and middle schools Mason attended, and the high school he planned to attend.

Awareness Events and Funding for Osteosarcoma Research

Each year, the MCAMF will hold several events to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, and specifically about osteosarcoma – the most common bone cancer affecting children and young adults. Funds raised will support osteosarcoma research through the funding of promising studies in partnership with the Children’s Oncology Group and Make It Better Agents.

Please see the current calendar of events on our home page and plan to join us or make a donation event if you can’t participate.

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