Tribute Funds

The Morgan Adams Foundation works directly with families and friends to create meaningful, lasting tributes in honor or memory of members of the pediatric cancer community.

Tribute Funds support MAF’s Board-approved programs, including research into the causes of and possible cures for pediatric and young adult cancers; educational outreach and advocacy about or related to the cancers that affects kids, teens, and young adults; and financial support for families facing hardship due to job loss or work constraints as a result of having a child diagnosed with cancer.

For more information about creating a Tribute Fund, please email us.

Bee Like Wyatt

In loving memory of Wyatt Gentry, Wyatt’s parents created the Bee Like Wyatt Tribute Fund to fund the best possible research needed to develop better, more effective, and less toxic treatment options for kids, teens, and young adults battling all forms of pediatric cancer.

Wyatt adored Transformers, particularly Bumblebee. His Transformers were all he played with for years, and he carried his Bee around with him everywhere – so much so that it became his symbol.

He was just so awesome and adorable, we want everyone to BEE like him – to treat each other with love and kindness.

If Wyatt was with you, you were his best friend and he was paying attention to you.

Luke’s Posse

In loving memory of Luke Morin, Luke’s parents created Luke’s Posse to further research into diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Luke’s tumor was donated to DIPG research at the Morgan Adams Foundation Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

100% of net proceeds are dedicated to DIPG awareness and research.

“Luke left a special light with each person he encountered on this earth and he continues to do so.”

Team Paxton

In loving memory of Paxton Swackhamer, Paxton’s parents created Team Paxton to further research into medulloblastoma and new treatments for pediatric cancer.

“Even on the darkest days, Paxton was able to bring us so much light. We are so thankful to have learned so much from Paxton about truly living your best life for every second you have of it. In special ways, Paxton closed so many chapters with each of us. He was ready to rest and ready to fly.”

In 2020, Paxton’s older sister Kensi started making his favorite fleece blankets to share with others. Kensi’s Rainbow Blankets honor Paxton’s love for the fleece blankets he wouldn’t leave the house without. All proceeds of these handmade blankets go to the Team Paxton Tribute Fund.