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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 $1,000,000 has been distributed on behalf of patients over the past 11 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

Thomas26

Donor

Rating: 5

As one of Maureen's uncle's, I have been aware of this great organization since it's inception. I have seen firsthand the dedication, commitment and burning desire to make a difference. When the economy hit the skids and donations were more limited, M4M pushed on finding new donors and new fund raising ideas. Because of those efforts, the other people giving a review, were given a reason to do so.

The annual walk in New York for many years brought donors and participants together. The May days drawings increased donation while having a little fun. The BOOMBOX golf tournament has become an annual success that keeps giving back to those who need it the most.

The money donated does not get spent on administration! It goes to people like YOU, Your neighbor,
your friend or relative. That is why I love and support the Mission 4 Maureen non-profit!

21

Donor

Rating: 5

Misssion4maureen has touched my heart in many levels. Knowing the Fmaily of Maureen and how with her passing and their determination to keep her light shining has been extrordinary to me. The foudation has created a way for people who suffer with brain cancer and related cancers to have a way to receive help and also information, to help there situation. They go to great lengths to reach out to whomever is in need and I commend the foudation on all of their efforts to help others in need. They are truly a blessing.

11

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

I recently learned of the Mission4Maureen Foundation from a friend. What a wonderful charity to help families fighting cancer and a beautiful way to honor the memory of Maureen.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched this charity grow from a small organization of family and friends to a thriving, growing charity that is now receiving grants to supplement their fund raising activities. They have helped patients all across the USA from Connecticut and Delaware to Florida, California and Washington. Even though the economy has slowed donations, Mission4Maureen never gives up. They work everyday to try to find ways to help all of its applicants.

11

Donor

Rating: 5

Brain cancer is terrible, but at least Mission4Maureen is there to help families deal with the staggering healthcare costs associated with treatment. M4M is doing wonderful work.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

M4M epitomizes what a charity truley should be. Every dollar earned goes straight to help a family that has been stricken with this horrible disease. Maureen devoted her life to children. Her devotion is being carried out each and every day through this tremendous foundation. Keep on Keepin on M4M.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

I am happy to be a supporter and donor of Mission4Maureen. A horriffic tragedy for the families of Maureen Lowis which plunged all those who loved Maureen into a sea of darkness, has now resulted in hope and possibilities for other families battling this terrible disease. This organization brings financial help, emotional stability, and a level of comfort and compassion that can only be given by those who have already walked this road. I believe Mission4Maureen is destined to grow and bloom, so that other cancer patients can live and fight without any further worry.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen is an awesome non-profit charity. The legacy of Maureen is extended through this chaity 100 fold. Spiritually,Financially, and personally,it supports families during critically tough times.

9

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.

7

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.

7

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

8

Donor

Rating: 5

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

7

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!

10

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.

7

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.

6

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.

7

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.