Mission4Maureen

Rating: 4.96 stars   182 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Cancer

Location: 1568 S. Green Rd. #21602 South Euclid OH 44121 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide financial assistance to families who are burdened with the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.
Geographic areas served: All 50 states
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-4915172
440-840-6497
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Hey to all, Maureen's family, I am a friend of Leslie Sowders. She is very dear to me and I have heard many wonderful things about Maureen and what a blessing she was and is. Keep doing what you are doing and keeping her spirit alive. Go Mission4Maureen! Mandy Hackney

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through my friend Leslie.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more help!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hearing what good it has done for my friend's family

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more families in need.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Probably like all others, not enough funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Good luck!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

It has been an amazing experience to watch this organization, begun with such tragedy, grow into its present status. The people who started Mission4Maureen are blessed with both devotion and tenacity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help families and loved ones to cope with brain cancer's aftermath.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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11 people found this review helpful

M4M is a small organization but it's growing and helping as many people with brain cancer as it can. I never met Maureen, but this is a good way for her to live on. It's about helping patients that are fighting now as she did. It's about making sure they can concentrate on fighting cancer instead of fighting to be able to keep their home or pay for their medication.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

stories in their newsletter.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably help every single patient with brain cancer in some way and could advertise what it's doing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. A catchy phrase, but how many people actually take it seriously? How many think, I'll leave it up to someone else? I don't have the time. It's a busy day at work today. I'm too busy once I get home. Or...I want to relax. I want to just do nothing. In reading the stories of patients on the Mission4Maureen website, I am always struck by how many of them were just living normal lives. Driving along...had a sinus infection...had a headache...got blurry vision. They went to the doctor or they brought their child to the doctor and heard the words "brain tumor." The sad truth is that by the time you hear those words, it is almost too late to be saved. But these patients fight and live and hope....that everyone will do something to help them and others like them. I can't always contribute as much as I'd like but I can support the good works of Mission4Maureen by telling its story.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

How many families get caught up on their bills and get collectors off their backs. Some patients write about how Mission4Maureen helped them keep their home. Those are major accomplishments.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help all it's patients sooner and could also help to fund research for better treatments.

Ways to make it better...

I could have given more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

publicity and the down economy. People don't seem to have the same dollars to give as they once did, yet the patients still need the same (or more) help.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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2009-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Word of mouth is an amazing tool. I have been sitting in the BWI airport and overheard a young lady talking about this wonderful organization that was created in her cousin's honor. I was immediately hooked. I could not help but to grab on each word she was saying. This young lady moved me to tears. The love for this beautful soul that was taken too soon is so strong and evident. This foundation is a blessing and i feel so blessed just to have heard the personal story. This organization is amazing and could prosper so much with further support and funding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

listening to a testimonial from one of Maureen's family members.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

assist an abundance of families faced with the financial burden that cancer brings on.

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2009-7-01

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11 people found this review helpful

This organization is not only helping others fight cancer, but it is fulfilling a dream of a very special person that lost their battle to cancer. I can't imagine going through something like cancer alone or watching a family member struggle to receive funds b/c there just simply aren't any. I can say nothing but positive things about Mission4Maureen. This family run organization is helping so many, wether they be family members or patients!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many different families take place.

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2009-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Mission4Maureen is an amazing non profit organization that makes dreams come true for so many. The staff of M4M are so dedicated and effortless in their work you can see it in everything that they do. Keep up the great job!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping them raise the much needed money for the many families in need

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2009-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization! Their goal has always been to help others in need during their battle with brain cancer. Each and every dollar they bring in goes to families in need. They do all they do with love and compassion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

each and every story posted to their web page from people who have been recipients of their help

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing and seeing the happiness and gratitude from those people they have touched.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, compassionate and dedicated to helping others!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many more families through this horrible journey known as cancer.

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2009-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I just met Maureen's cousin Jessica in the airport. Our flight is on the verge of being delayed and we got to chatting. Jessica was very passionate in telling me about Mission4Maureen. She explained in great detail Maureen's story, mission and current progress of her foundation. It brought tears to my eyes. I have only known Jessica for a matter of moments and yet i feel like i have known her and knew Maureen. I lost my brother to brain cancer last year. I have seen the ugly side of brain cancer. I will contiue to follow the great works of this foundation and hope to hear of its future successes. God Bless. Olivia Wagner

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about the foundation and hearing of its progress.

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2009-7-01

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4 people found this review helpful

As a family friend I experienced first hand the heartache and turmoil that Maureen's family experienced during her illness and during these past several years sincer her passing. M4M has helped to turn this terrible tragedy into a hopeful opportunity for others. M4M has reached out to many and my favorite event is the "May Days" which honors Maureen in a special way as her greatest joy in life was her children and she was such an exceptional mother. Thanks for all of your great efforts to help others with brain cancer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

M4M receives numerous requests for assistance each year. The foundation attempts to assist those in greatest need, but at the same time tries to provide assistance to as many applicants as possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everyone supports one another.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, caring and very cognizant about what is needed to help fight this disease.

Ways to make it better...

M4M could do even more if there would be more $$ donated. Unfortunately the economy has impacted nonprofit groups like M4M.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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