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"When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too"
~ Terry Clark

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The Taylor Matthews Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding pediatric cancer research. We fund cutting-edge, innovative research that reaches sick children now. It is our mission that children with cancer will live long, healthy, and productive lives.

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A mother’s dedication to a daughter’s wish.

A mother holds her daughter’s hand for a little while but her heart forever.  —Anonymous

Taylor, your life was not only about what you accomplished, but also about what you left behind. Your boundless optimism at the bleakest moments, your concern for others even when you were at your worst, and your zest for life even as death neared taught me more about love than I thought there was to know.

We will continue to fight in your honor and will never falter in our commitment to you and to children with cancer everywhere. We are keeping your spirit, your thirst to make change, and your dedication to help others alive. While your life was tragically cut short, your mark on the world lives on in our family, in the organization, and in children who have and will win their battles against cancer thanks to you.

Just to think of you reminds of why what I do is so important. Thank you for a lifetime of love and showing us all what humanity really means. I will always have your heart.

  • Signs from Taylor

    On Taylor’s 25th birthday, my husband and I continued our tradition of bringing balloons to the cemetery along with flowers to plant around Taylor’s gravestone. I tied

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  • Having Fun

    Even as a very young child, Taylor’s day was not complete unless it involved a lot of fun and at least a little bit of mischief. She

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  • Absent But Present

    Taylor’s presence was always larger than life. Her smile, her humor, her mischievous eyes, and her life loving energy filled every room. The only thing as large

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  • Feeling Blessed

    When people ask me what I do, they don’t know how to respond when I tell them I fight for increased awareness and funding for pediatric cancer.

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  • Fighting Back: A Legacy

    We are a family that lost a beloved daughter and sister at the unthinkable age of 16. Our lives have been a journey of managing illness, grieving,

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Research

With your help, Taylor’s hopes to save the lives of children with cancer has come true many times over. We need to continue to save lives by turning scientific discoveries into break through advances.
  • Children’s Hospital at Columbia Medical University

    Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous clinical progress at the Children’s Hospital at Columbia University. We are exclusively funding Precision Medicine at Columbia University. The practice of Precision medicine involves genome sequencing of an individual child’s tumor to identify mutations in their DNA.

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  • Memorial Sloan Kettering

    The anti-body study funded by tay-bandz has reached completion. The antibody was used for a specific cancer that typically hits 15-18 years old and has a very poor prognosis.

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  • The National Institute of Health

    tay-bandz has funded the completion of a clinical grade master cell bank to support development of a new immunotherapy based vaccine for patients with pediatric sarcomas.

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  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

    tay-bandz has funded research focused on pediatric osteosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma that can occur in adolescents and young adults.

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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Over 100,000 Deals On Amazon Prime July 11th, Shop to support us!

Amazon’s Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the

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A new milestone in the fight against #pediatriccancer

  This week, @Novartis received #FDA approval for CAR-T…a therapy for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age with B-cell precursor #acutelymphoblasticleukemia (ALL) that

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