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Mission 
 
The Matthews Foundation main mission is to provide financial assistance 
to families of children diagnosed with (ALL) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We provide financial assistance to deal with the burden of financial hardship during the initial treatment phase.  We also provide information about resources and support services available to patients and families of patients.

 

 


History
 
  
The Matthews Foundation was founded in 2008 by Jennifer Daly, John Valenti and Lisa Russell.  In 2006, Jennifer’s son Matthew was diagnosed with ALL. John Valenti’s son, Matthew, was also diagnosed with ALL a few months later. Shortly thereafter, the families (and the two Matthew's) met in the playroom at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and became great friends. Both of the Matthew's treatments will last until 2010 and hopefully then, they will be cancer free. Our last co-founder, Lisa Russell, witnessed her father-in-law's lost battle with Leukemia.  Our experiences have compelled us to act; we formed The Matthews Foundation in their honor to give back to the community by helping children and their families in the same situation.

 
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