Since starting our Foundation in September 2017, Maggie’s Mission has raised and donated almost $450,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering. 100% of this funding has supported vital pediatric cancer research, specifically a ground-breaking Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor research study.
Pediatric sarcomas are very rare bone or soft tissue cancers. There are more than 50 unique subtypes of sarcoma, including MRT, each of which may respond to a different targeted therapy. One way to personalize treatment is immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to attack cancer cells.
Maggie’s Mission is the sole funder of a game-changing MRT study at MSK.
Thanks to donations to Maggie’s Mission, Dr. Alex Kentsis and Dr. Srikanth Ambati launched this new study that investigates the links between the genetics of MRT and treatment effectiveness. This data can then be used to match patients with specific mutations to the appropriate immunotherapy treatments and clinical trials, giving new hope to children battling this incredibly rare cancer.
Our financials to date:
With your help, we have raised almost $700,000 since starting our foundation in September, 2017.
What we are doing
Maggie’s Mission, along with the help of Dr. Ambati (who was Maggie’s Oncologist at MSK) and Dr. Kentsis of MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering, initiated our first research project on Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors, the type of cancer that took Maggie’s life. That first phase of the initial project was fully funded by Maggie’s Mission totaling an amount of $282,426. Our supporters helped us accomplish that goal in less than a full year of obtaining our 501(c)3 status.
In January of 2019, Maggie’s Mission was awarded a $300,000 research grant by the St. Giles Foundation to be used to further the research at Memorial Sloan Kettering on MRT. $150,000 of that has already been given to MSK in 2019, with another $150,000 scheduled for 2020. That makes the total donated so far to research for MRT nearly $450,000!
Maggie’s Mission has provided $73,572.68 in services, donations and financial assistance to children and their families affected by a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
In the spirit of “Giving Back” Maggie’s Mission donated $8,000 back from part of the proceeds from the Harborfields High School benefit concert "Music for Maggie" to Harborfields High School students.
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