What it does: The mission of the Children’s Cancer Aid and Research Institute is to provide research grants, medical equipment, supplies and humanitarian aid to hospitals and clinics worldwide that treat children’s cancer and other degenerative diseases. Children’s Cancer Aid and Research Institute also provide educational materials about children’s cancer to patients and families.
Its motto: “Working together to find a cure!”
The man behind the scenes: The organization was founded in 2004 by Michael MacKay, who after graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in family studies in 2003 knew he had to dedicate his life to working with children with cancer.
Both of Mike’s parents had worked for many years trying to find a cure for cancer and helping cancer patients. The Institute is proud to be rated so highly by esteemed watchdog organizations like Guidestar and Charity Navigator.
Michael shares: “When you support Children’s Cancer Aid & Research Institute, you’re joining a movement of countless others with a shared belief that Childhood Cancer will end.”