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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to provide financial assistance to families who are burdened with the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.

Results: More than $990,000 has been distributed on behalf of patients over the past 10 years!

Geographic areas served: All 50 states

Programs: Mission4Maureen provides financial assistance to qualified patients and their families by directly paying household and medical bills submitted. We also have a Christmas in July program where each year we send new donated toys to the pediatric patients helped during the past 12 months.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is the best one I have ever heard of! My husband is 33 years old and was diagnosed in 2015 with a grade 2 oligodendroglioma which was successfully removed with a craniotomy. My husband has been battling ALOT of health issues and setbacks ever since his diagnosis which has caused many hospital visits, ER visits, specialist visits, chemo, etc. We do have good health insurance through my employer but we also have 4 children 10 and under so as you can imagine, keeping up with all the medical bills is VERY challenging. We were awarded a very generous grant through Mission 4 Maureen which has been a life saver! It just eases a little bit of the stress off of my shoulders so I can focus more on my husband and children. I appreciate this program so much and feel so blessed to have been referred to it. THANK YOU MISSION 4 MAUREEN!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about Mission4Maureen 2 years ago. At that time, I worked for a not for profit trade association. I knew first hand, how difficult it was to do fund raising, and to get people interested in a worthy and passionate cause. I was not only impressed, but touched with the gentle and kind way that the volunteers of Mission4Maureen handle their cause. Since then, I have kept in touch, kept informed and remain interested in the progress that this organization continues to make in order to impact the lives of those touched with this tragic and devistating form of cancer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Within the last year or so, I have worked with Rosie Gellott as she has organized fund raising programs for MISSION 4 MAUREEN. As a concert promoter I was able to make available to her, ticket packages for attendance to live musical concerts with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. I was happy to hear that the packages we contributed raised significant money for the charity. Mission 4 Maureen is such a worthwhile endeavor, and offers immediate assistance to fund recipients. I highly recommend Mission 4 Maureen as an organization worthy of consideration for any funds that can be provided which will enable them to continue their kindly and viable operations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen is a mission that was started in memory of my college roommate and dear friend. Maureen was such an amazing and beautiful person inside and out! Her family absolutely adored her and vice versa. I can tell you that without a doubt this mission comes from the heart and with each person that it helps Maureen's spirit is renewed- what a cherished blessing. Everyone that knew Maureen knows that her zest for life must live on some way and some how and I know this mission is the way to for that to happen. I am forever a donor in Mission4Maureen

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Donor

Rating: 5

Maureen's story and the legacy that her family, friends and community have created in her honor is touching and inspiring.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched this organization grow from a direct-assistance fund for Maureen herself to an independent foundation that has helped dozens of patients across the country. The work they do is truly inspiring, and their dedication to brain cancer patient assistance is without equal.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

Our experience with Mission4Maureen was brief but unbelievably helpful at a very stressful time in our lives. My son, Zachary, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain stem tumor, at age 5. He underwent surgery and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. As you can imagine, just the news alone has been devastating to our family, but we are managing to wade through this process and deal with each step day by day (sometimes minute by minute). Although there is never a “good” time to receive such news, this happened to hit us at a particularly rough time in our financial circumstances. Due to the recession, we experienced a dramatic loss of income. The medical circumstances surrounding childhood cancer are stressful enough, and the financial burdens only exacerbate it. When we received the forms, we weren’t comfortable asking for a specific dollar amount, so we just said that any financial assistance would be greatly appreciated. Just when we thought there was no relief in sight, our prayers were answered faithfully when we received an unbelievable letter from the Mission4Maureen organization announcing that we were to receive an extremely generous cash donation payable on our behalf. Needless to say, we were ecstatic and overwhelmed with the response we received. In the past, we have donated to other organizations that help families in need in similar circumstances, never knowing that we would one day be a recipient of others’ generosity! If others knew that one day it could be “their” family member, perhaps there would be many more programs available…but there is no crystal ball. This is a gift from that comes straight from the heart with LOTS OF HELP from wonderful organizations such as Mission4Maureen that actually don’t just sit back and wait for people to contact them but REACH OUT to the affected families through caring social workers. We would not have known that this organization existed had it not been for the intricate arrangement of many wonderful people. Additionally, we would like to thank those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to contact donor families as well as those who are continually working to generate the funds that make Mission4Maureen and similar programs possible. Without their effort, combined with the generosity of millions of donors, this financial assistance would not be possible. Again, we’re so thankful for organizations such as Mission4Maureen and all of the kind and compassionate individuals, families and businesses that band together to donate time and financial resources to assist families in crisis. Please consider Mission4Maureen in your quest to honor Great Nonprofits! Thank you. P.S. In addition to the wonderful monetary gift, please also remember to PRAY for Zachary’s health - as well as the health of all of the children who suffer from this terrible disease - prayer is a free, yet priceless, gift!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a cousin of Maureen, knowing her strength and courage and the will-to-live during the traumatic time she had and the fact it was only natural for her family to continue her plight to fight this disease through her name is a compliment to her legacy and family. With the growth of this non-profit organization has something to be said for.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen has been filling a need that has often been overlooked. By helping families in day to day finances, they can focus their energy on what really matters. Maureen's family and friends are an inspiration with their selflessness and helping others. I have referred several friends to this non-profit for their loved ones battling brain cancer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Maureen was my sister in law and her cause representes exactly what she wanted- to help others in need that are suffering this illness. I have recommended some of my own friends to her site for assistance who are battling with brain cancer in their families. I know she smiles as she looks down upon us and watches over her family and this great cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have never heard a negative thing about this organization. In fact, the only responses I get are positive ones, either from people who have received help, or heard about or been a part of the Mission4Maureen.