Since 1989, we have raised funds for the cancer center at Texas Children’s Hospital and do not have any paid employees. As a result, we do not have any paid staff members and our expenses are kept to a minimum.  The goal of Mothers Against Cancer is to raise funds for the research necessary to lead to a cure for all forms of childhood cancer.

About Mothers Against Cancer

Mothers Against Cancer was founded in 1989 to help the fight against cancer, a leading cause of childhood disease. MAC is a nonprofit foundation with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Our membership is made up of volunteers from the Kingwood and Lake Houston area. We raise funds for the cancer center at Texas Children’s Hospital and do not have any paid employees. As a result, we do not have any paid staff members and our expenses are kept to a minimum. The goal of Mothers Against Cancer is to raise funds for the research necessary to lead to a cure for all forms of childhood cancer.

Our HISTORY

In 1984, a 2-year-old girl named Ann Denman lost her battle with leukemia. Friends of this precious child and her parents pondered for several years to establish a fitting memorial that would live on and help other children facing the same battle. Thus began Mothers Against Cancer and our annual luncheon. Each year since that time, we have continued this tradition to provide funds for pediatric cancer research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

 
 Ann Denman

Ann Denman

 

Our Mission

Mothers Against Cancer is made up of all volunteer women whose primary mission is to raise funds for the research necessary to lead to a cure for all forms of childhood cancer. The group seeks to honor and recognize the patients who so valiantly struggle against this disease and the parents who courageously uphold and support their children throughout the long-and-draining battle.

Our Contributions to Texas Children’s Hospital

We have donated over $6 million to Texas Children’s Hospital for children’s cancer research. Monies donated were used for further research in the cardiac toxicity study; hematology research to detect sub-microscopic malignant cells; the study and the side effects of chemotherapy detecting cardiac damage; to further drug development and investigation; treatments for central nervous system cancers, especially brain and molecular profiling oncology-studying genes responsible for cancers; preclinical study; and clinical development of new agents to treat pediatric malignancies.  

Texas Children's Cancer Center is the largest pediatric cancer and hematology research and treatment center in Texas and one of the largest in the U.S. The nationally acclaimed children's clinic, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, have helped Texas Children's Hospital rank among the best children's hospitals for cancer by U.S News and World Report.


It is critically important that all of you who have who have supported Mothers Against Cancer understand the tremendous impact your support has made on our program.
— David G. Poplack, M.D., Director of Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Here's how your donations have been used

  • Cardiac toxicity study aimed at the safer delivery of chemotherapy
  • Further research in the cardiac toxicity study
  • Hematology research to detect sub-microscopic malignant cells
  • Study of changes in equipment aids for cancer patients
  • Study of the side effects of chemotherapy detecting cardiac damage
  • Further drug development and investigation
  • Treatments for central nervous system cancers, especially brain tumors
  • Testing new anti-cancer agents against tumors, specifically the way gene cycles control tumor development
  • Drug development and long-term survivor studies
  • Drug development for brain tumors
  • Molecular oncology study of genes responsible for cancer
  • Research for molecular oncology
  • Oncology study of genes responsible for cancers