Everyone who met     

her smiled...

2017 Letters of Thanks

From the Make-A-Wish Foundation
"...On behalf of Make-A-Wish, I want to thank you for your most generous donation. We continue to be grateful for your support each year. As you know, my family loves to attend and support your super successful "Mack Madness" event, which you hold in honor of your beautiful daughter and sister, McKenzie." Read the full letter here
From Leg Up Farm
"...On behalf of the children who rely on Leg Up Farm, I want to thank you for your generosity." Read the full letter here
 

From Autism York

"According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children are now dignosed wth Autism Spectrum Disorder... The continued growth in the prevalence of autism in our community means that your donation and our mission are incredibly important." Read the full letter here
From Easter Seals
"...On behalf of the thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their families touched by the services of Easter Seals Western and Central PA each year, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for your generosity and interest." Read the full letter here

 

Mack Madness 2016...

What we do with your donations

Total donations made from Mack Madness 2017 - $35,000... Amazing!
Charities we supported:


• Leukemia Lymphoma Society
• Make a Wish
• York Area Down Syndrome Association
• Reece’s Rainbow
• American Cancer Society
• Easter Seals
• Leg Up Farm
• York Polar Bears
• Autism of York

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Although RSV took the life of McKenzie, it was Leukemia and chemotherapy that suppressed her immune system and allowed the RSV to aggressively attack her lungs. Leukemia is a deadly cancer because it debilitates the immune system and allows viruses and infections to cause complications that, unfortunately, can result in the loss of life. Lisa and I have a passion to support organizations that focus on medical research with the ultimate goal finding a cure for Leukemia. The sense of loss and pain we live with on a daily basis is something we wish no other family would have to endure. We hope and pray that someday a cure will be found. Mack Madness, Inc. and other organizations similar to us that support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society can and will make a difference in finding a cure.

The Central PA Chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society featured a story about Mack and our first Mack Madness event in their Fall 2009 newsletter. Read it here

Visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website


American Cancer Society
Cancer impacts each and every one of us in one way or another. Whether it is a family member, friend, acquaintance or even yourself, it’s safe to say it negatively touches us all.  We are fortunate and thankful that progress has been made to find cures and treatments for various types of cancers, but we still have a long way to go. 

Mack Madness, Inc. and organizations like us that support the American Cancer Society provide financial support that allows this organization to research and pursue cures for cancer.  Each donation made can, and will, make a difference.

Visit the American Cancer Society website


York Area Down Syndrome Association
Mack had Down Syndrome which presented many challenges for her. However, to Lisa, family, friends and I she was absolutely perfect! These challenges required additional therapies and services in order for her to reach her full potential. Unfortunately, many families with Down Syndrome children have discovered that health care providers do not always reimburse for these very needed services. The proceeds donated to the York Area Down Syndrome Association in honor of McKenzie are offered to selected families in the form of a grant to help cover the cost of beneficial therapies and services.

Someone once said that Down Syndrome children are angels on earth. Being the proud parents of Mack, who was our angel on earth and now an angel in heaven, we have a close connection to the group of children she played with, learned with and loved. We enjoy seeing the smiling faces of the kids who were Mack’s “buddies.” We know first hand that these children are truly special.

Visit the York Area Down Syndrome Association website


Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We are proud to have served more than 11,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania and 23 West Virginia counties in our 27-year history.

Visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation website


The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA
Many sick children spend days, weeks or even months at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  Families travel a significant distance to Hershey in hope of getting the best medical care.  The Ronald McDonald house provides a “home away from home” for these families. This allows parents to be only be a few minutes away from their sick child when they leave the hospital after a long and emotionally exhausting day.  The 15 room building expansion will allow more families to stay close to their child without incurring the cost of hotel rooms and meals. These wonderful accommodations will not ease the pain of a family’s situation but it will allow them to spend more time with their loved one without having the burden of additional financial stress.  We experienced the hospitality of this facility two times in the course of caring for McKenzie.

A brick in honor of Mack... has been added to the entrance of the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA!


Visit the Ronald McDonald House website


Please donate
Every little bit helps... Please donate now! We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. For those who may need it, our Mack Madness Tax ID # is 27-1039400.