Making Headway Foundation
Making Headway Foundation is dedicated to the care, comfort and cure of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
Making Headway Foundation was established in 1996 by a small group of parents whose own children had undergone treatment for brain tumors. They found that traditional hospital-based medical programs failed to provide essential humanistic services that enabled a child to reintegrate physically and emotionally with his or her family, school and peer groups. The founders of Making Headway wished to provide other families with what they had found wanting—even with the finest medical care. Pediatric Cancer is a tough fight. We want to help those who survive with the types of support services that will make the return to home and school as easy as possible.
In times when bereavement support is necessary, Making Headway is there to help with funeral expenses and grief counseling.
Our mission is to provide supportive services to families of children diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor, before surgery, during the hospital stay, and after the children returns home, to help them cope with the fear, anxiety and stress of hospitalization, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation while funding research that will lead to a cure.