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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Rating: 4 stars  

This is a wonderful Mission! My Mom has a Brain Tumor and has lived with it 14 years. They helped me take Mom to Florida again and what a Happy Time She had!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with CNS Lymphoma in June 2013. I was struggling not only with my health, but I had no insurance when I was admitted to the ER for brain surgery. My palliative nurse suggested reaching out to Mission4Maureen and I did. They made a wonderful contribution to my medical expenses and I am forever grateful for their generosity and they great work they do.

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

None

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first became acquainted with Mission 4 Maureen when I was running my family's foundation to find a cure for brain tumors. As we learned more about the incredible help they provided families facing this dreaded disease, we realized the importance of what they do. In the brain tumor world, and in the cancer world generally, there is a lot of money raised for research and for trials. There is money raised to help pay for expensive treatments. However, it is nearly impossible to pay for all of the "side effects" of treating one's brain tumors - the costs to get child care help, the choice between making a mortgage payment or paying for a treatment that is not covered by insurance, the financial burden of car services to and from necessary appointments. These things are hugely important to a family fighting this disease. Friends and families around you are often generous, but it does not fill this hole. Mission 4 Maureen recognizes this and is one of the few organizations I have found to help with this. I have been fortunate to meet with and speak to a number of people who have been helped by Mission 4 Maureen. They acknowledge that if they did not receive assistance from M4M, they would never have been able to fight the fight that was needed to save their life. If you are looking for a non-profit that fits the description of "great" - Mission 4 Maureen is the one to choose!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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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

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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I wish more people knew about Mission 4 Maureen. I truely enjoy the May Days. I follow the web page to keep up to date on the functions and families that are supported. The newsletter is great as well

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

the newletter and web page

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

I would scream from the top of a mountain to get everyones attention.

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

the level of communication between them and the public. They hide nothing and ask nothing of people they can not do.

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

polite and appriciative of what we gave them.

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

help so many more people that really need it. They take care of issues that most other non-profits refuse to take care.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to get more involved

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

pubilicity and economy

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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