Our mission is to provide financial assistance to young adults diagnosed with cancer and to fund innovative cancer treatments and research.

Since July of 2009, the David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation (DAM-CANCER Foundation) has provided more than 200 financial grants to young adult cancer patients, ages 18 through 35, the most financially vulnerable of all the cancer age groups. Additionally, DAM-CANCER Foundation is funding a clinical trial on the treatment of sarcomas in young adults at USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dave's Story

David Maddan was a healthy, athletic, 25 year old when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone). During his treatment he recognized that many young adult cancer patients needed financial assistance while waging their own battles.

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Survivor Stories

Numerous recipients have completed their cancer treatments and have credited their DAM-CANCER Foundation grants for giving them the financial means to triumph over cancer.

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Need Help?

Click here if you are a young adult, ages 18 through 35, and have been diagnosed with cancer and need assistance.

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Save the Date – Sunday, May 1, 2016

At the DAM-CANCER Foundation our mission of providing financial assistance to young adults DAM-Cancer Foundation & ETC Theatre Company present a May Fête to celebrate 100 years of the Old Ranch Cottage, the first residence on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The historic home and gardens have undergone extensive transformation by hosts Janine and John Colich, a project that has taken three years and much dedication. Come enjoy the beautiful results, Sparkling entertainment from ETC Theatre Company, & an elegant BBQ dinner in the home’s tradition of gracious hospitality. Learn more or download the invitation and response form.

Financial Overview

At the DAM-CANCER Foundation our mission of providing financial assistance to young adults undergoing cancer treatment and funding innovative non-invasive cancer research is not possible without the support of individual contributors like you. As an all-volunteer organization, over 98% of all funds spent go towards our mission of supporting young adults with cancer and funding research.

View our 990 Tax Form here.


The 8th Annual DAM-CANCER Golf Classic is on Friday, September 16, 2016

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