New York


CONTACT: Kimberly Kuck
LOCATION: Hicksville, 11801
EMAIL:
PHONE: 516-457-6812

Mandy's Mark

Mandy's Mark - The New York Chapter of The Cure Starts Now was formed in honor of Mandy Kuck. Mandy was diagnosed with DIPG in June 2015, hurling us into the devastating world of pediatric cancer.  She was courageous, easy-going, thoughtful, kind, helpful, confident and reliable. She idolized her big brother, Ben, and loved babies. She possessed an innate motherly instinct. She also loved anything 'girly': fancy dresses, sparkly shoes, make-up, purses and jewelry. Yet she's also not afraid to get dirty and messy. 

The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.

The Cure Starts Now represents a revolutionary new strategy in cancer research; one that fights cancer not according to numbers but instead based on knowledge and research. And isn’t that the way we’ll ultimately win the battle?

The Cure Starts Now’s mission is one that knows no boundaries and stops at no borders. It is an international effort of families, friends, businesses and even strangers, united in the desire to cure cancer, one child at a time. And it all started with one child, but today the inspiration is carried with us all.