Our mission is to provide support to young mothers with cancer who also raise minor children. We believe no family should fight alone.
Our "Purple Petals" program offers financial assistance in the form of meals cards, gas cards, housing, utiltities, out-of-pocket medical expenses, hair loss replacement, or back-up childcare. With each mailing, purple petals are included to signify the community's effort to support the MAMCF Mom and her young family.
Our "It's a Beautiful Deigh" program provides peer support and is named after our first beneficiary Desiree David aka "Deigh," With this program, we provide quarterly luncheons where our MAMCF moms can get together and discuss side effects, share advice, discuss fears, or just vent about the daily struggles of raising young children while undergoing cancer treatement. Moms can also blog about their experinces through an online forum called "Liv Letters."
Kinsey's Corner is a program in which we support the children of our MAMCF moms by offering family breaks, daycare through Kindercare Learning Centers and cancer-related children's books. The program was named after the child of legedary MAMCF mom Carmela Ocampo Tuason. Even just a few hours of family time together can help recharge not only the caregiver in the family, but the children as well.
According to the American Cancer Society, “about 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight or obese. Many Americans are also less physically active than they should be. Obesity increases the risk of many types of cancer. It also increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health outcomes, such as dying at an early age. While it is not clear exactly how excess body fat, consuming too many calories, and lack of physical activity raise cancer risk , there is no question that they are linked to an increased risk of many types of cancer and that they are a serious and growing health problem." MAMCF created two programs to promote awareness and to enhance healthy behaviors.
miles 4 mamcf
Miles 4 MAM is an athlete fundraising program. Race for a reason with Mommy & Me Cancer Foundation. Choose any race or competition around the world and create your own fundraising link through Crowdrise.com. Become a Miles 4 MAM athlete and apply here.