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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Brain Disorders Research, Cancer, Cancer Research, Health, Pediatrics Research

Mission: Making Headway Foundation provides care, comfort and a cure for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared toward better treatments and a cure.”

Results: Among our many accomplishments, one of the most notable from 2012 is that we have recently committed $1 million toward a neuro oncology laboratory at NYU. We were also instrumental in finding another matching grant for $1 million. Making Headway Foundation was also named Nonprofit of the Year for 2013 by the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce.

Target demographics: Children with Pediatric Brain or Spinal Cord Tumor

Geographic areas served: NY, NJ, CT

Programs: support services for during treatment, ongoing care post treatment and funding for medical research.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 7 in 1998. She is now 23 and recently graduated college. I don't know how we would have made this journey without the help and support of the Making Headway Foundation. They give you hope and vision for better days, and when days are bleak they are there to hold your hand and help you bear that weight. They also support research looking to the future for better treatments and cures.

Comments ( 1 )

Catherine Lepone Thank you so much. Your family re-pays us in many ways and we are grateful to have you as part of the Foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great charity doing wonderful work. Tireless effort comes from this staff to help as many as they can. Great job!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Inspiring work. Way to go and keep it up! It certainly is life changing.

Luisa G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Making headway is an amazing organization it has provided me and my son with love and that wormth you only get at home. We look forward to seeing maya every Tuesday and Thursday she is that angel that just with her presence fills us with security and comfort. Making Headway has been and will continue to be a big part of our Jurney. God Bless them all!!!

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Catherine Lepone 06/14/2013

Thank you, Luisa!

Laura82

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been invovled with Making Headway through fundraising efforts over the last 14 years. The people from the foundation who have participated in our annual Walk A Thon are all wonderful, giving people who have made a difference in the lives of the family members and friends of our angel, Elizabeth, who fought a tough fight before going to heaven in 1997. Making Headway is an inspirational, supportive community of people that will always be part of my life in memory of Elizabeth.

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Catherine Lepone 11/09/2012

Thank you, Laura. We appreciate all you have done to support Making Headway Foundation.