The date for Mack Madness 2018 has been changed to October 6th!

Hello Mack Madness family and friends. As many of you are aware, the past two weeks have been very emotional for our family and  friends. Our sister Chris, aka Aunt Sugar, was on advanced life support fighting for her life due to complications from the flu since March 26th.  

 

Her journey to recovery will be long but she made a significant stride this week with her ventilator being removed on Monday.

 

Our focus as a family is to now get her back on her feet so she can become the great wife, mom, sister, Aunt Sugar, teacher and friend we’ve all grown to know and love.

 

In order to provide her the support she needs, we’ve made the decision to move Mack Madness to October 6th, 2018.

 

For those who have already registered, I can refund your registration or hold it for the new date.  Please email me at info@mackmadness.com if you would like a refund.

 

If you are interested, we did create a caring page so people can stay updated on her progress.  The link is https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/christineneal

 

The entire York Hospital Emergency and ICU staff  has been amazing and unbelievable in the  care they have been providing her.  We will be forever grateful  for what they’ve done…. 

 

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support during this very difficult time and appreciate your understanding of our decision to move the date for Mack Madness 2018 on such short notice.

 

One final note…  I was sharing our story of McKenzie with the ICU nurse taking care of Chris  and how difficult it was for our family to now see her  in a similar situation.   As I said Mack’s name to the nurse, a picture of a ladybug came on the TV in Chris’s room.  I smiled and shared with her  how Mack continues to connect with us through ladybugs.  I knew at that point God and Mack were watching over her and she was somehow going to make it through this…  

 

Our family is blessed not only to  have an Angel watching over us, but to now have experienced a miracle in Chris..

 

We hope to see all of you October 6th to celebrate our 10th anniversary.  Thanks again for the continued prayers, support  and understanding….

 

God Bless…  Ed, Lisa, Eddie, Bria and forever in our hearts, “Mack!”


Join us Saturday, October 6 for Mack Madness 2018... held once again at Naylor's Winery in Stewartstown, PA from 1 to 10 p.m.

Your entry donation includes a chicken BBQ dinner (1/2 chicken, baked potato, applesauce), Mack Madness 2018 T-shirt, and most kid’s activities including horse rides, bounce houses, rock wall, face painting and more! There will be live music throughout the day!

There will be raffles and a Silent Auction with a variety of items including autographed sports memorabilia!

Review the event details or register now!

 


WOW... THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY, Mack Madness will be donating a total of $35,000+ to charity in 2017! SINCE OUR BEGINNING, Our charitable donations now total OVER $319,000! Amazing...!

A picture Is worth a thousand words. View the Mack Madness 2017 photos!

A Mack Madness Story

02.11.12...

 

Lisa and I wanted to share an e-mail we received from Dr. Bob, Mack’s PICU doctor in Hershey. Mack continues to GIVE in so many ways! Here is Dr. Bob’s e-mail...

We have recently started an initiative here at the hospital focused on the prevention and treatment of RSV in pediatric cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients. As you know, this has always been a high priority at the hospital. It is our hope that this initiative will further enhance our ability to prevent and treat this virus among these children. As we did for Mack, we want to continue to provide the most state of the art therapy for these vulnerable children.

Needless to say, "Mack" has been the source of much of my motivation in this endeavor. In short, we have developed a set of guidelines that delineate the most up-to-date therapies aimed at the prevention and treatment of RSV infections in pediatric oncology and HSCT patients. We have formed a group that has met monthly since the Spring with representatives from multiple disciplines of medicine (e.g. oncology, critical care, pulmonology, infectious disease, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, and nursing) to research and develop these guidelines. We have purchased state of the art equipment to ensure the safe delivery of certain medications. We have developed a data collection form such that we can collect data and monitor our outcomes. It is our lofty goal to eliminate deaths related to the RSV virus for these children. We hope to share our ideas with other children's hospitals to make this a widespread mission. I will be presenting many of our ideas at a North American Oncology / Critical Care meeting this coming March. I will certainly keep you abreast of our progress.

Best wishes and please let me know how I can help.
Bob



 
Visit our Donations page to read the thank you letters from the various charities we support. And catch up on more amazing ladybug stories that continue to happen.  God and Mack continue to give us strength. 

Read more Mack Madness News

Who we support


Facebook!

    Mack Madness is now on Facebook! Click the logo below and please "Like" our page!






Testimonials

  • “We had such a WONDERFUL, MAGICAL time at Mack Madness last year! From the horse rides, games, crafts, yummy Ritas snacks ... to the beautiful "balloons to heaven" ceremony! We felt Mackie with us all day, and even Mollie - our 4-year-old - was aware that little McKenzie was looking down with a smile!

    Thank you for including us in such a special, perfect celebration of your daughter's sweet life. We look forward to laughing, and crying, with you next year as we gather again to remember and witness the lives Mackie touched with her smile and pure love!”
    The Scheoppner Family