Could $10 million change a life? Absolutely. It’s a lot of money. No question about it. It would change my life, and I know it would change yours too.
Now think about all the kids battling cancer and blood disorders. Think about the stress and fear their parents and families face every minute of every day. Suppose someone, somewhere, gave them $10 million. Would it change their lives? Absolutely.
That’s what happened today at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) gave us a $10 million gift. And it’s a life-changing gift. One we plan to put to good use.
We’ll be improving care through research of cancer and blood disorders, and concentrating on three areas: the discovery and testing of new drug therapies, expanded use of cellular therapies and genetic research for personalized cancer therapies.
Imagine wiping out childhood cancer or taking away the pain of sickle cell disease. It’s an incredible goal, but with help from the MACC Fund, we’re up for the challenge. They’ve been a tremendous partner for a long time, and this remarkable contribution will help us continue to look for new and different ways to take basic science research to the bedside and cure kids.
After all, that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day. The kids. Because they deserve our very best. Thanks to the MACC Fund, they’ll get it.
- Marcio Malogolowkin, MD, medical director, Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Specialists in the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are among the most experienced in treating children with cancer and blood disorders. The program was named among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report.