Teenage cancer survivors advocate for childhood cancer awareness at state and national level

Hannah and Gabe are teenage survivors of medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer that is found primarily in kids. Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor found in children, accounting for about 20% of all pediatric brain cancers. Prior to being diagnosed with cancer at age 12, Hannah was a huge athlete, competing in…


Your support is helping speed up the search for genetic causes of pediatric brain cancer

There are three traditional treatments for cancer: Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. But now a golden age of cancer research driven in part by new technologies and seed grant funding made possible through your support is not only adding new cancer treatments, but entirely new classes of cancer treatments. One of these new classes is targeted…


You made it possible for researchers to find “miracle” drug to treat tumor with unique genetic mutation

Thanks to your support, a little boy named Eli is getting back to a more normal life as a four-year-old. It was late March of 2017 when Eli’s parents noticed he was having problems with his left arm. Eli, just about two-years-old at the time, was a lively and active boy, always playing with his…


World Cancer Research Day

[Dr. Sidney Farber] was convinced that the only thing standing between science and a cure for cancer was sustained research, sufficient funding, and the national will to bring it about. [1] When he was a pathologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in the mid-1940s, nearly all children with leukemia died — often painfully and within weeks…


artmore 2019

The pristine SPACE Gallery was home to the artmore opening reception on Friday, February 1. SPACE Gallery owner and curator Michael Burnett selected three local artists who participated in artma 2018 to display their work in artmore 2019. The exhibition runs through February 16 at SPACE Gallery. The featured artists include: Jan R. Carson Jeffrey…


A letter from the Petroff Family

Hello Grace’s Race Families and Friends! Happy 2019 to all our amazing supporters. Thanks to you, over the last six years Grace’s Race has raised more than $258,000 to support life-saving kids’ cancer research at Children’s Hospital Colorado! It has been quite a year for the Petroff Family! We are so happy to share that…


“Your child has cancer.”

“Your child has cancer.” Those may be the most frightening words a parent will ever hear. But for too many parents, it’s a painful reality. One family heard those words about their son, Koby, an amazing bright light who loved singing, playing the drums, and making people laugh. In 2016, when he was 11 years…


From Bench to Bedside: Screening FDA-Approved Drugs for Immediate Use in Treating Patients

Moving groundbreaking science from the laboratory bench to the clinic so that it can have an immediate benefit to the patient is how you’re helping make progress in the fight against kids’ cancer. Members of Dr. Nick Foreman’s lab, Andrew Donson and Vladimir Amani, have systematically created drug sensitivity profiles on cell lines from major pediatric…


MAF News – November 2018

  The November 2018 edition of The Morgan Adams Foundation Newsletter is available by clicking here. This issue talks about exciting advancements in screening FDA-approved drugs for immediate use in patient treatment, an update on the Childhood Cancer License Plate, information about upcoming events and fundraisers to support kids’ cancer research, and more!


Twenty years ago…

November 7, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Morgan Adams, in whose honor our organization is named.  Funding for pediatric cancer research remains a critical issue. We cannot support the work to save the lives of our kiddos without YOU. On this day and EVERY DAY, we are incredibly grateful for the…