BENEFITING: ROSS K MACNEILL FOUNDATION
The Ross K. MacNeill Foundation is dedicated to fighting pediatric brain cancer in the memory of 11-year-old Ross K. MacNeill. Ross was a devoted hockey player (#33) and Chicago Blackhawks fan that lived his life with joy, strength, courage and selflessness. He died of a malignant brain tumor, in 2013.
Pediatric brain cancer is a devastating path for children. The diagnosis is shocking. The treatment path is intensely challenging, and often not effective. The life-changing impact this diagnosis has on a child and his family is larger than imaginable. The brain cancer tragedy that comes upon 10 children each and every day, with utter surprise, must stop.
Our Foundation will devote all of our efforts to accelerate innovative research that will rapidly develop new learnings and therapies to put to end the diagnosis of pediatric brain cancer. We will work tirelessly to increase awareness, understanding, and the sense of urgency that needs to surround these children and this diagnosis.
This will save precious lives.
It is this Foundation's, and our family's, commitment to this mission. Anything less is not enough.