Tag Archives: Richard Plotkin

The false awareness of childhood cancer

  I had told you a little bit about Jonathan earlier.  But suggest those that do not know Jonathan and what he brings to the childhood cancer community generally, and to Max Cure Foundation specifically as our Executive Director, view … Continue reading

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‘Right To Try’ Is A Sham

Richard Plotkin, a Grandparents In Action charter member and founder, is taking action in what he believes to be a bad deal for kids fighting #ChildhoodCancer. If you feel as he does, please let your Representative and Senators know. Congress … Continue reading

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Reflections

As Max Cure Foundation, a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nationally registered non-profit corporation whose overall mission is to advance the cause of childhood cancers, approaches the tenth anniversary since my grandson, Max Plotkin, then age 3, was … Continue reading

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Lions, Soldiers, Children with Cancer, Lawyers, Congress, and a Christmas Miracle

This is a story of a 7-year-old-boy afflicted by cancer whose wish is to have a “real dad” for Christmas. Richard Plotkin, one of the four founders of Grandparents in Action, is again showing us all what the word “Action” really means. … Continue reading

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This Gap is Big

Donna Carmical is a co-founder of Grandparents In Action. For Richard Plotkin and  I, “action” is the key word we use when it comes to describing Donna. She is relentless in her advocacy for better outcomes for  children affected by … Continue reading

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We’re in this together

At a meeting in 2013 of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2), it was evident to me that most of those attending who were directly affected by childhood cancer were parents of children with cancer. As one looked around the … Continue reading

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Words of Appreciation

Late last year, Richard Plotkin, a founder of Grandparents in Action. learned of a Navy Seal whose daughter (aka, Lulu) was diagnosed with cancer. Richard went into action and formed a task force to collect funds to help this family. … Continue reading

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