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Help and Hope Happen Here

Mark Levine

This Podcast is going to be about Pediatric Cancer and the need to keep the awareness of this terrible disease in the public eye. My plan is to be able to interview a wide spectrum of people who all have a passion and a stake in finding a way to make the lives of these Pediatric Cancer Patients easier. I will interview oncologists, nurses, recovered patients, parents who have had to oversee their children's cancer fight, heads of Pediatric Cancer Foundations and Organizations , and others who would like to use this forum to advocate for these children.

Recent Episodes

Mark Weiss started his non profit COMIC BOOKS FOR KIDS in 2017 to help brighten the days for Pediatric Cancer patients undergoing treatment. This non profit is now the largest Comic Book charity in the country. December 02, 2021 Episode artwork Courtney Durante will talk about her daughter Lilli whose cancer battle inspired her to start COSTUMES FOR COURAGE, which in one year has distributed 250 costumes to kids in 41 states and 6 countries who are battling cancer.November 29, 2021 Episode artwork Melissa Scott will discuss the Pediatric Cancer Non Profit COOL KIDS CAMPAIGN, and the support it has received from Board Members and former star athletes Ken Singleton and Dan Jansen, as well as former Olympic Icon Mike Eruzione.November 22, 2021 Episode artwork Nancy Goodman will talk about her Non Profit KIDS V CANCER, which she started just 1 day after her son Jacob passed away from Medulloblastoma in 2009. Nancy will also speak about her successful initiatives that have been adopted on Capitol HillNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork Cole Stabnick and Luke Reynolds will discuss an event which they started as High School seniors, to honor a classmate who was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. This idea eventually became a very successful non profit called BALL 4 A CURENovember 15, 2021 Episode artwork Emily Hein will talk about her advocacy work over the past year for the cause of Pediatric Cancer. A long time volunteer for different causes, Emily decided to concentrate solely on helping these kids and their families in their highest time of need.November 11, 2021 Episode artwork Jayne Vinson will talk about her grandson Jayden's shocking diagnosis of colon cancer at the age of 11, and his passing away from it at the age of 13 in July of this year. November 08, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Tabitha Cooney will talk about her roles as a Pediatric Neurooncologist and as the Director of the Pediatric Neuro Oncology Survivorship Program at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.November 04, 2021 Episode artwork Jenna Brown will talk about her daughter Sydney's diagnosis of Neuroblastoma in the spring of 2020 of which she is now in remission, and her non profit LOVE SMILES, which Jenna created in honor of SydneyNovember 01, 2021 Episode artwork Regina Karchner had to wait 2 years, from ages 14 to 16 to get a correct diagnosis of a Pedi atric Brain Tumor. Thankfully Regina fully recovered and is now the West Region Social Work Coordinator for the Children's Brain Tumor FoundationOctober 28, 2021 Episode artwork Derek Zinser will talk about how the passing of his father in January of 2009 motivated him to become and advocate in Pediatric Cancer, beginning with his Mascots For a Cure Non Profit, and now with his soon to be published book Sir Roland's Big AdventureOctober 25, 2021 Episode artwork Lauren Bendesky will talk about her diagnosis and recovery from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, her role with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, and her career plans involving Oncology as she is now a Medical Student.October 21, 2021 Episode artwork Bonnie Collins will talk about her daughter Maya who passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2017 at the age of 14, and both the non profit and for profit ventures that were started with her beloved daughter as a guiding principle.October 18, 2021 Episode artwork Elaine Kay will talk about her son James and his successful battle against a rare Pediatric Cancer as well as discussing her role as the Director of the Rally Nashville FoundationOctober 13, 2021 Episode artwork Joe Bullock will talk about his Colon Cancer diagnosis at the age of 50 and how he is now helping children, adolescents, and their families deal with this same form of cancer, which is very rare for people so young.October 12, 2021 Episode artwork Meredith Gaffney will talk about her role as a sibling to her younger sister Madeline, who fought a successful battle with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 2009.October 07, 2021 Episode artwork Olivia Tomoff, whose brother Ryan has been through 5 cancer battles and whose mother Terri was a guest on this show, will talk about her role as a sibling as Ryan's cancer fights began when she was 4 years old in 1996.October 04, 2021 Episode artwork Mary Ann Massolio will talk about her son Jay who passed away at the age of 9 from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and will talk about the 1 Voice Academy, the first school in the nation to be designed and opened for Pediatric Cancer PatientsSeptember 30, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Shani Fox will talk about leaving a successful position in the business world to concentrate on her real passion, which turned out to be as a Cancer Survivorship Expert, and a Life Mastery Coach.September 27, 2021 Episode artwork Kelly Goddard will talk about her daughter Riley's successful fight against the Brain Cancer Glioblastoma, which normally does not happen to 10 month old infants, and her role as the Health Navigator for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.September 23, 2021 Episode artwork On today's Podcast, the amazing Ali Hornung will talk about all that she has accomplished in the fight against Pediatric Cancer, and she is just entering her senior year in college.September 20, 2021 Episode artwork Sarah Milberg will talk about her roles as the Co Chair of the Alliance For Childhood Cancer and as the Director of Government Relations for the St.Baldrick's Foundation. September 16, 2021 Episode artwork Gretchen Witt will talk about the passing of her son Liam from Neuroblastoma in 2011 and the non profit Cookies For Kids Cancer that she and her husband Larry started in 2008.September 13, 2021 Episode artwork Terri Tomoff will talk about her son Ryan's 5 cancer battles, which began when he was diagnosed with leukemia as a 2 year old in 1996. Now 25 years after his original pediatric cancer diagnosis, Ryan is doing well healthwise.September 09, 2021 Episode artwork Rachel McCallum survived a battle with brain cancer when she was in kindergarten, and will talk about the many difficulties that she has had in the past 28 years, trying to negotiate the difficult path of long term "survivorship"September 06, 2021 Episode artwork