A founder who himself, Malcolm, and his team (other cancer patients) take time out of his/their teenage life knowing only too well that a cure is needed is the force behind this Foundation. Watching the children fighting their fight looking up to Malcolm because he/his team shows them they will be alright but we have to find the cure for the ones who are not.
Children supporting each other to find their own cure to their diseases touches hearts. The Angel Quilt is beautiful and sadly growing. Volunteer, give, spread awareness to a difficult subject, this Foundation somehow makes it positive when the odds, facts, reality is far from positive.
This is an amazing organization! They are doing great work!
Not only looking for cures but educating the public as to the realities of childhood cancer.
I wholly advocate helping this organization. At a time when so many charities are scrambling for every dollar, this is an organization you should support!!
My daughter Alexis is on the National Angel Quilt. From the very beginning of submitting her picture to seeing the quilt make its rounds across the US, it has been instrumental in my grief process. I had the honor of meeting Malcolm and Julie when the quilt made a stop in my hometown. Their courage, strength and perseverance are beautiful qualites on their own and that makes them heroes in my book. Add selflessness, the desire to help others and freely giving their time in spreading awareness of Childhood Cancer...well that just makes them Super Heroes. I am forever grateful to Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation.
My son is on the National Angel Quilt when he lost his fight with childhood cancer. I think this organization is doing such a great job with making others aware of childhood cancer & how it affects so many families such as my own. We need to find a cure for these helpless children so that they can lead wonderful, full lives in order to make a difference in this world. Malcomb is a strong, inspirational young man & I adore/admire his courage to make a difference in the lives of so many children. I hold him & his family close to my heart!! God bless them!!!
The Make-Some-Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation is one that hits close to my heart. The founder is a young man who has survived Ewing's Sarcoma Cancer, and decided to make a difference for others who are facing the same challenges that he has faced. My daughter, Kori, was also a Ewing's warrior. Unfortunately, she lost her 5-year battle in February of this year. She was diagnosed at the age of 13 and fought hard to beat the beast within. She also started her own foundation to help others, and because of that connection is how we met the Sutherland's. They are an awesome family, and have done amazing things to help raise awareness about pediatric cancer and most importantly they have raised funds for desperately needed research for our children. Our government and most of the highly publicized cancer foundations (like American Cancer Society) believe that childhood cancer is rare and doesn't deserve the funding that we truly need to help our children fight this horrible disease and survive to see adulthood. Thank you to Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation and to the Sutherland's for making a difference and helping our kids every day!! You guys ROCK and we are so fortunate to have met you and become a part of your friend network. Thank you for all that you do!!!
I was able to take part in this fantastic organization's recent 5K event. Cancer has effected my family, and I am happy to take part in events which will help benefit cancer research and treatment, so this seemed like a great place to be. I was blown away by the amazing team (more like "family") and their excellent approach and commitment to helping wipe out children's cancer. They are truly an amazing organization, and I look forward to taking part in their events again!
I too learned of this amazing organization thru the loss of my child, my son, my life..Childhood/Young adult cancer is a hideous disease that no youth deserves to be faced with. The dedicated funding for this desperately needed research ( or lack there of ) is a disgrace to the America's. We should be ashamed of ourselves. The tireless efforts the "Make Some Noise Foundation" sets forth is incomparable and greatly appreciated. They truly are the voice of our children, the voice of our warriors, the voice of our future. The creation and display of the "Angel Quilt" featuring our beloved children, as sad as it is to see their lost faces, should be an inspiration to all. As I'm quite confident I speak for all parents of loss, the world certainly lost the potential of a future athlete, educator, father, grandfather and loyal friend with the loss of our son Colin.
Thank you "Make Some Noise Foundation" for all you have done, and continue to do for our children.
My daughter Grace and I have known the Sutherland-Foggio family for several years.....ever since Grace was invited to a swim clinic the Make Some Noise Foundation was holding for pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with this organization as volunteers, donors and recipients of services. Last year we had the great honor of helping to deliver a large check for research and meeting some of the scientists working to find new and better treatments for our children. Malcolm and Julie are passionate about the causes of raising awareness and research funds. The organization is run honorably and with great respect for the intent of its donors.
My family and I have known the Sutherland-Foggio Family since 2003. My daughter and Malcolm were classmates Kindergarten to 8th grade. We have seen Malcolm's courageous battle with his cancer and his tireless efforts with his foundation to raise awareness of childhood cancers. It has become part of their family's life and I applaud all the good that they are distributing to other families in need.
Make Some Noise : Cure Kids Cancer Foundation Inc is an awesome organization. I learned of them through a friend of a friend when she suggested I send my angel Granddaughters photo in for the angel quilt. Julie was wonderful to deal with and you can tell she truly cares about the families affected by this horrible disease. I cant wait to see the quilt in person. I am so glad I found them. Earning money to help cure this dreadful illness is so very important. Thank you for all you do.
Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation is very dear to my heart. I met Julie and Malcolm when my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. Malcolm the found who at the time was a young boy was fighting his own battle with cancer and still had it in his heart to start this organization with his mom Julie to make awareness and to raise money to find a cure for children's cancer. I know they have it hard like all of us but they find the time and energy to travel all over the United States to make awareness. They also have a quilt called the angel quilt which is a quilt that has all the pictures of children who have lost their battle and are now angels. This quilt is here to let people know how many beautiful children and teenagers are losing their lives everyday to this monster called cancer. When my daughter Bethany was sick Julie and Malcolm gave her support they let her and my family know their is hope and they included her in ways to help spread the word. There should be more people like Julie and Malcolm in the world who give so much of themselves. I know in my heart they are making a difference and when I see all the money they raise and they hand that awesome check over to research I know they are making a difference in the world of cancer.
Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc. is an amazing organization. I found out about this organization after losing my 4 year old daughter and 15 year old son to cancer. I saw the National Angel Quilt online and was pleased to see that there was an organization bringing awareness to childhood cancer. Needless to say this cause is dear to our hearts. My wife and I established a nonprofit called Have Faith Be Strong to continue the work that our son Jalen started shortly after being diagnosed with cancer at age 13. We contacted Julie and she informed us that our daughter Breanna and our son Jalen could be added to the quilt. We were thrilled and honored. We have since seen their pictures on the quilt online, but not in person. We look forward to their scheduled West Coast tour next summer. They provide this all free of charge. God bless all of the Angels, families, and this wonderful organization.
I came to know of the Make Some Noise Foundation when I submitted my son Colin's photo to be added to the National Angel Quilt after he passed away from cancer last year. Since then, I have come to learn more about this wonderful foundation and its founders, a fine young man named Malcolm (who is also a childhood cancer survivor) and his mother, Julie Sutherland. I am in awe of their tireless effort to raise awareness and desperately needed funding for childhood cancer research so that maybe one day, NO child will have to face this terrible disease, cancer. While The National Angel Quilt is just one of the many fund raising projects that they organize toward the goal of raising awareness and funding for childhood cancer research, it is one which has really touched my heart. As the founders travel around the US displaying the National Angel Quilt, sharing statistics and information on childhood cancer, the quilt continues to grow as precious young lives are lost to cancer, clearly illustrating the importance of the Make Some Noise Foundations efforts. I am moved by Malcolm and Julie's selfless effort to raise awareness in a way that honors our children in such a beautiful, meaningful manner.
I have participated in many of the Make Some Noise events. They do an awesome job creating awareness and raising money for a much needed cause.
Make Some Noise is a fantastic organization! Their "National Angel Quilt" has brought much needed attention to the lack of funding that pediatric cancer research receives each year. All of their programs, from the "Angel Quilt" to the "Heroes For Kids Cancer" charity walk have far exceeded my expectations for what a growing nonprofit organization can accomplish. I am glad that they are taking initiatives to inform the public about this important issue and raise money for kids cancer research!
Chandler was diagnosed with a Brain tumor at the age of 2! A BEAUTIFUL child full of life! Talk about hitting a wall! There are no words that can describe the feeling that you have. He underwent brain surgery where most of the tumor was removed. The tumor was in the central nervous system, so he learned to walk, talk and use his right side all over again. He then was hospitalized for a week during each round of chemo. In the middle of the 6 months his stem cells were harvested, sent to be frozen and saved for high dose treatment with stem cell recovery. That included 31 days of hospitalization, Chemotherapy at that point was horrible, we bathed him every 4 hours, as the drug was excreted through the skin and caused severe burns. He was cancer free for @ 1 year! It returned then we traveled to Oregon to OHSU for BBBD. For 6 months we went back and forth, every 4 weeks to receive treatment. Unfortunately he had become resistant to the chemo. Then he underwent radiation, 6 weeks of cranio-spinal radiation. For a 4 year old ( at this point) he had the eyes of an angel and the mind of a 21 year old! He was the most ornery love able create pure God put on this earth! After several other treatments at various locations Chan-Man lost his YOUNG BEAUTIFUL life to cancer! The kid was the most amazing gift, he never asked "why me". There is so little being done for our children in the cancer world, we need to arm ourselves and MAKE SOME NOISE!! Thanks to Malcolm and his foundation, that is starting to happen.
Make Some Noise was founded by a Malcolm Sutherland from my town while fighting his own battle against an aggressive bone cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma. Upon learning how little funding goes towards pediatric cancer this amazing young man embarked on a mission to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research to find a cure!
I had the privilege of presenting a donation on behalf of the Corporate Brokers NJ office and was extremely impressed by the dedication and passion exhibited by Malcolm and his mom, Julie. This foundation helps cancer families, sponsors many fundraising opportunities and a very high percentage of the donations go directly to critical research as Malcolm and his volunteers work extremely hard to keep overhead costs at a minimum.
In addition, one cannot help but be strongly impacted by the National Angel Quilt which regularly tours the country to raise awareness and make some noise! The panels, lovingly personalized by families and friends, feature the names and pictures of children of all ages who have lost their battles with cancer. This ever-growing quilt is heartbreaking and inspiring all at once.
This is a top-notch non-profit organization and I highly recommend supporting them!
I am a HS student and volunteer, serving on the Junior Board of the Make Some Noise NW Chapter. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with this super organization for the past two years. Pediatric cancer is a sorely underfunded area and I knew little about the subject, as do most people, until a close friend was diagnosed with bone cancer. He underwent an unbelievable barrage of treatments including chemo and radiation therapy. During that period I felt powerless to help and tried not to think of the trauma and pain he withstood. A neighbor of ours Jack Sutherland approached my brother and I and told us about his grandson Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio, who, just two years prior, had the same diagnosis of acute bone cancer as my friend. Malcolm has spent an incredible amount of time and effort turning his own misfortune into an opportunity to make a real difference- to help prevent other kids from suffering as he has. He is the founder of Make Some Noise. Mr. Sutherland taught me that children’s cancer is unique and requires quite different treatments than the more pervasive adult cancers. He explained that the foundation was going to start a Northwest chapter and he invited me to be on the junior board. I was excited to be a part of Make Some Noise which has built a strong reputation including: ongoing annual campaign events; an Angel Quilt Tour; celebrity involvement; awareness events from the most grassroots levels in local schools and businesses; to television coverage; and in particular: a uniquely impressive 97 to 99% of all donations go to the mission. I’ve also learned about new ground-breaking pediatric cancer research.
Just three years old, Make Some Noise is really making a difference, raising upwards of $900,000 nationwide. And at our new Bainbridge local chapter, we’ve been involved in over 6 different fundraising and awareness events this past year, which are starting to show real promise. I’ve personally thoroughly enjoyed working with the other board members and have made connections and friends that will outlast my high school attendance. I am proud to be involved with an organization that has helped create a path, leading the way towards making a significant difference in finding a cure for kid’s cancer.
I was exposed to the battle of pediatric cancer while in high school when my best friend's sister, who was 5 at the time, began her battle. After having her kidney removed and going through treatment for a year I was moved as to the strength and determination by both her and her family. The desire to do more stuck with me and after learning about Malcolm and his story I found the organization that ignited that passion once again. Malcolm has motivated so many to come together and raise money and awareness about pediatric cancer research. His desire to improve the treatment and results for other children battling this disease is remarkable. This truly is one of the best organizations that I am so happy to give my time to.
The founder, Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio is a remarkable young man who through his own trial with cancer and seeing the trials of other children and their families, has turned his own misfortune into something positive and valuable.
Through his leadership and with the help of his extraordinary family and friends, Make some Noise, the non-profit organization he founded has raised about a million dollars to benefit pediatric cancer research.
Through wise management and the efforts of Malcolm, his foundation and a dedicated group of volunteers and donors, costs are held to a minimum and well over 95 percent of every dollar received actually goes to highly regarded scientists at established pediatric cancer research centers.
The “Angel Quilt” which accompanies Malcolm on his awareness and fundraising events is breathtaking and reminds us all of the terrible consequences of childhood cancer on children and on their families.
Among the charities that we support, this one is at the top of our list and we highly recommend it to any and all who have even a remote interest in increasing the amount of results-oriented research directed toward treatment and cures for childhood cancers.
Ken & Pat Harrington
I was inspired to get involved wth Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundatio, Inc. when the son of a collegue of mine (Malcolm) was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. Seeing Malcolm struggle through treatments and surgery really brought home to me how discruptive pedicatric cancer is, certainly for the families of the children taken by the disease, but also for the suvivors and their families. When Malcolm then created the foundation, I just knew that I had to get involved. Starting first as a volunteer, then a board member, then the head of the Colorado chapter I have seen Malcolm and the foundation inspire an army of people who have done amazing things to promote the awareness of pediatric cancer as well as raising money to fund the research which is necessary to develop cures. As the foundation's principl awareness vehicle, the Angle Quilt makes a tremendously moving statement about human cost of lives cut short as a result of pediatric cancer. Noise Night, a co-ordinated multi-city fund raising event, along wih numberous grass roots fund raising events, have allowed the foundation to contribute funds for research that will really make a differece. I most enthusiastically endorse the non-proft Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer, Inc to be named a 2012 Top-Rated Great Non-profit.
Make Some Noise, under Malcolm's leadership, has made a real and tangible impact on accelerating our research towards learing how to cure cancer using the immune system. Every dollar you have given us has gone towards this goal. Keep up the great work Malcolm and thank you!!! --Dr. Michael Jensen, Director of Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Make Some Noise 4 Kids (MSN) is a cutting edge non-profit organization which has brought concrete dollars, awareness and hope to the lives of children, families and friends struck with the horrors of childhood cancer. Our family has been impressed with MSN’s whole mission: increasing the miniscule fraction of research monies allotted to Pediatric Cancer Research so badly needed to find a cure for childhood cancer. Several years ago when our son’s 13 year old soccer star buddy was struck with a rare form of bone cancer, we learned through MSN just how lacking Pediatric research funding is in this country. We were inspired to get involved with MSN especially as it was founded and lead by a young man (Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio) a victim of acute cancer, who has seen his own misfortune as an opportunity to make a real difference- to help prevent others from suffering as he has. Through MSN we’ve learned that new research is on the very cusp of finding break-through cures for childhood cancer, such as utilizing the body’s own immune system- rather than relying on chemo and radiation treatments – to destroy and reverse cancerous cell growth. MSN has built a strong reputation including: great identity packaging; ongoing annual campaign events; Angel Quilt Tour; celebrity involvement; and working to create awareness from the most grassroots levels at the local schools and businesses to television coverage to the creation of a national organization with local chapters. Particularly impressive is MSN’s unique efficiency, ie: 97 to 99% of all donations go to curing cancer cause related activity. MSN has created a path and lead the way for others to become integral parts of an effective foundation making a significant difference in finding a cure for kid’s cancer.
Make Some Noise is a a result of a very driven young man -- Malcolm --who wants to not only make some noise -- but, make a difference! His energy and enthusiasm for this project is inspirational to everyone he touches. How could you not get involved?? Maclolm -- We love your leadership!! Gary and Barbara Ames
I am an artist and have donated proceeds from some art pieces to Make Some Noise. This is the one non profit organization I feel very connected with since kids are our future. Malcom Sutherland-Foggio touched my heart. He's a wonderful spokesman for this Cure Kids Cancer Foundation. My heart goes out to all those kids who want to grow up and live. Let's help them to have that chance. I also think that this foundation is run properly and the proceeds do go to research. That's fundamental to me. I vote for Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc. Fatima Young
A truly compelling story - a young boy enduring the terrifying, painful and seemingly endless journey of battling aggresive cancer, and yet through all of this his conclusion and driven focus is that others need more help. Prior to my exposure to Malcolm's organization I was as unaware of the miniscule funding of children's cancer research as most. Make Noise has highlighted the huge discrepancy between the incidence of childhood cancer and the reseach effort to eliminate it - incidence high and funding very low. Malcolm's personal involvement in gettng Make Some Noise started, and his personal involvement in the organization's growth, coupled with his personal story are all powerful elements on their own. His impact is magnified by the fact that this worthwhile organization was started by a 9 year old, and continues to be driven by someone who is still too young to drive. He is truly making a difference.
This is a great organization created by Malcolm who is battling cancer as a teen. He has decided that there are not enough organizations funding childhood cancer so despite his own battle with the disease, he has formed this organization to help correct the lack of such funding. Great guy and great organization, I am a very willing donor. Kim Bottles - Bainbridge Island, WA
This remarkable foundation was started by 9 year old Malcolm who is now a miraculous survivor of a highly malignant sarcoma (a form of "cancer"). This experience taught Malcolm how to fight and survive, but he also learned how shockingly little money in cancer research and therapy is devoted to children-. With children's short lives before, every effort should be made to extend them and Malcolm's foundation is doing just that. Malcolm, with his shy but positive demeanor, is a true inspiration and his foundation deserves much recognition and support! Henry Kuharic M.D.
Nomination for 2012 Top-Rated Great Non-profits:
Nominee: Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The inspirational founder, Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio, has battled aggressive Pelvic Ewing’s Sarcoma since diagnosis on December 7, 2008. Despite his personal challenges, he decided the compelling needs to raise both awareness and critical research funding was to be his primary mission.
Only 3% of U.S. cancer research dollars go to childhood cancers. Protocols are dated, and for those who survive, cause life-long health issues. Vastly improved approaches to treatment have been discovered, but to move from laboratory mice to young human patients requires huge financial resources.
Malcolm founded the 501C3 Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer at age eleven. Today, at 14, he has raised nearly one million dollars and seen to spreading the word around the country. He has toured numerous states, appeared on radio and television, and in print media. His foundation designed the National Angel Quilt, a memorial quilt consisting of images of children lost to cancer, which has been displayed in NJ, NY, MA, MD, PA, CO, WA and continues to draw attention to this terrible disease.
Make Some Noise was a top-three finalist in the Classy Award recognition of new charities in San Diego in September of 2011. Malcolm was named “New Jersey Hero” in January 2012.
Realizing the need to grow the effort and benefits nationally, Make Some Noise has founded chapters in Colorado and Washington states. Non-profit incorporation and 501c3 filings are being prepared in the Rochester, New York area and Boston at this writing. In each location a Junior Board is formed, in addition to the official Board of Directors, to provide a bridge to educational institutions and family networks.
In Seattle, Washington as an example, the Northwest Junior Board members have toured the new, state-of-the-art research facility at Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and had meaningful dialogue with its Director about the promises of immunotherapy and recently FDA approved T-cell modification clinical trials. These “kids’ cancer ambassadors” help to carry the news and understanding of this exciting new research approach to their schools and community.
Television and Radio personalities and audiences uniformly describe founder Malcolm as inspirational and the Make Some Organization as high energy and one making a difference.
I most enthusiastically nominate founder Malcolm Sutherland Foggio and the non-profit Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer, Foundation, Inc. to be named 2012 Top-Rated Great Non-Profit.
Jack Sutherland, President & CEO
Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer – Northwest Chapter
I got involved with Make Some Noise for Kids Cancer when a friend of my, then 13 year old, daughter was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma and we learned about the dearth of research dollars for cancers specific to children. MSN's mission is simple - raise and awareness and money. The founder and his family work tirelessly for a cause near to their hearts.
My son was diagnosed with cancer at 8 months of age. He died just 13 months later at 21 months old. His name and face will forever be remembered because of the Angel Quilt that was created by the Make Some Noise for Kids Foundation. I do not not want my son to be forgotten by the world, especially since he died so young. Because of the quilt that will happen. The money that has been raised by this group is going to make a huge difference in the world of pediatric cancer. My hope is that because of this group, no other parent will ever have to say the they are a "parent to an Angel"
Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer is a fabulous organization started by an amazing young man. My daughter was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago at age 4. I had no idea until it happened to us how little funding there is for pediatric cancer research and how many kids there are out there fighting for their lives. Make Some Noise has brought so much needed awareness and funding to help to try to save these amazing children.
Review from Guidestar