Our History

In June of 2007, the Plotkin family heard the devastating words that over 43 sets of parents are told every day in the U.S.

“I am sorry to tell you this, but your son has cancer.”

On the eve of his fourth birthday, Max was playing baseball and had fallen while running around the bases, hurting his arm. Although there appeared to be no evidence of major injury, Children Cancer & Betterment Foundation was crying out in pain. His Mother instinctively knew there was something wrong so she took him to the pediatrician at the hospital for an x-ray.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of The Children Cancer & Betterment Foundation., is to fund research for the development of pediatric cancer drug therapies including the discovery of less toxic treatments for children with cancer; to financially assist low-income, military and first responder families battling cancer in their children; and pursue legislative and regulatory changes that seek to benefit children with cancer and at the same time, raise awareness to the needs of those fighting pediatric cancers.

Overview

The mission of The Children Cancer & Betterment Foundation, is to fund research for the development of pediatric cancer drug therapies, including the discovery of less toxic treatments for children with cancer; to financially assist lowincome, military and first responder families battling cancer in their children; and ursue legislative and regulatory changes that seek to benefit children with cancer, and at the same
time, raise awareness to the needs of those fighting pediatric cancers. As part of the family assistance program, CCBF quietly created an initiative called the “Angels Fund” to help cover funeral related expenses of children who are
included in the program. CCBF  is also actively involved in advocating for children with cancer and their families, including being an active participant in the Congressional Caucus On Pediatric Cancer.