MACC Fund donates $10 million to Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been awarded a $10 million gift from the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc.) to support and continue to improve the survivorship and quality of life of children with cancer and blood disorders through excellence of care, research and education.

 

The gift is the largest single gift the MACC Fund has made to a hospital.

The gift will be used to further cancer and blood disorders research in three areas: discovery and testing of new drug therapies; increased use of cellular therapies; and further genetic research for personalized cancer therapies.

The cancer and blood disorders program at Children’s Hospital, which is nationally recognized by both Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report, will be renamed the MACC Fund Center. With access to key resources and related specialties, it provides the most efficient, personalized and comprehensive care and has a number of specialized programs and clinics to treat a variety of pediatric cancers and blood disorders.

“Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is grateful for its long standing partnership with the MACC Fund, an organization exceptionally dedicated to improving the survivorship and quality of life of children with cancer and blood disorders,” said Peggy Troy, chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “This gift further enables Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the dedicated physicians and researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, to offer innovative and effective therapies for children with high-risk cancers.”

“Children’s Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the MACC Fund have long shared a vision of marshaling necessary resources on behalf of children battling cancer and blood disorders, through a fusion of bold research and compassionate care,” said Marcio Malogolowkin, M.D., medical director, MACC Fund Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and chief, professor, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin. “This investment has been tremendously successful, resulting in increased awareness of pediatric cancer while serving as a catalyst for increased collaboration of clinical and basic scientists.”

Jon McGlocklin, co-founder and president of the MACC Fund, said, “The MACC Fund is excited to continue to advance the longstanding relationship with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Children’s Hospital has distinguished itself in many disciplines including cancer and blood disorders. The MACC Fund is proud to partner with Children’s in these areas thanks to the boundless generosity of our donors.”

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