Mattie taught us that
is not just about the medicine SM.
The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity (EIN: 27-1238358), founded by Peter and Victoria Brown, in the loving memory of Mattie, their seven-year-old son who died, in September of 2009, after 14 months of treatment for osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. We are the only national non-profit dedicated to psychosocial awareness, advocacy, research, and support of children with cancer.
In May of 2009, Mattie's support community
organized and hosted the "Mattie March." The Mattie March was an outdoor event, held on the track at his school, to honor Mattie and to show that his support community loved him and rallied around his recovery. The Mattie March was so successful and meaningful, that the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation decided to continue the tradition by hosting its Walk & Family Festival each May. The Walk is designed to increase awareness of the importance of psychosocial care in cancer treatment and to raise funds, which directly support our work.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mattie Miracle Walk was transformed into a virtual event in 2020, with participation in 50 states and 8 countries. We invite you to walk virtually with us on Sunday, May 16 (10am to noon, in your time zone). It is as easy as Walk, Snap (a photo), and Post (on our social media platforms). All event proceeds support our psychosocial initiatives and programs, and are not used for overhead and administrative costs.
Instagram Highlights from 2020 Walk
See It For Yourself
Is this your first year participating? Check out our 2020 video to see why Mattie Miracle has the best supporters!
The Virtual Walk is designed to enhance awareness of the psychological and social needs of children with cancer and their families. Our goal is to raise $100,000. The Walk raises 85% of our budget which covers the cost of our psychosocial programs and initiatives for childhood cancer. These funds are not used for administrative or operating costs of the Foundation.
The Virtual Walk Proceeds Support the:
Proceeds do NOT support Foundation overhead or administrative costs.
No! We welcome both individual walkers and teams!
You can create a team with two or more people. This is a great way to raise the funds you have set as a goal. All team members will have access to the fundraising resources.
Prizes are given to top walkers with the most steps counted on May 16th from 12:01am to 12:00pm (in your time zone). To qualify for a prize, you will need to send us a photo with the total number of tracked steps shown on your device by 12:00pm (in your time zone). Photos should be posted on Mattie Miracle's Facebook page or email them to: email@example.com.
Prizes this year:
Yes! Mattie Miracle appreciates your efforts in raising funds for our work. This year we will be rewarding your efforts with free tickets to the Mattie Miracle raffle.
Yes. Since the Walk is virtual, and you are not participating in an actual event, all Walk registration fees are tax-deductible.
Kearney & Company - Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2015.
Anthem - Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2018.
Children’s Hospital at Sinai - Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2017.
Inovalon - Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2015.
Fairlington Dental - Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2015.
Ostendio -- Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2016.
Results Direct -- Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2016.
Chris Lantos Foundation -- Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2017.
The Goodhart Group - Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2016.
Elevation Burger -- Proud sponsor of the Mattie Miracle Walk since 2017.
The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation believes every child with cancer, and their family, should receive an optimal level of Psychosocial Care and Support, from the date of diagnosis, throughout treatment, into survivorship, or end of life and bereavement care. Our Mission is dedicated to enhancing psychosocial awareness, advocacy, and research of childhood cancer and increasing access to quality psychological and social support throughout the cancer journey, to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of life.