DAM-CANCER Foundation Mission

To provide financial assistance to young adults diagnosed with cancer and to fund innovative cancer treatments and research.

Since July of 2009, the DAM-CANCER Foundation (aka David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation) has provided more than 200 financial grants to young adult cancer patients, ages 18 through 35, the most financially vulnerable of all age groups. These appreciative young adults battling cancer have been able to continue their treatments because the Foundation has assisted them with transportation costs, housing, food, insurance premiums, dental expenses as well as medications and supplies not covered by insurance. Additionally, we seek to fund innovative cancer treatments and trials.

Our Roots

The David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in December of 2008 in honor of Dave Maddan whose life was cut much too short as a result of complications related to the treatment of osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone). DAM-CANCER is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. David (better known by his nickname, Pooh) was a wonderful son, grandson, brother, uncle, fiancé, coach and friend. He dreamed that a cure for cancer would finally be discovered and, in the meantime, that better treatments for this insidious disease would become commonplace. David had become passionate about establishing a non-profit foundation to assist other cancer patients as soon as he completed his own treatments. His proposed foundation would have a two-fold purpose: to provide financial assistance to help young adult cancer patients, ages 18 through 35, receive the best therapy possible and to support research for targeted delivery cancer treatments, which would have fewer and less serious side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

DAM-Cancer is dedicated to realizing Dave’s dream and to keeping his memory and legacy alive.

The 8th Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Classic will soon be here!

This popular event will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco. Bring your friends for a fun day of golf, followed by dinner with silent auction and opportunity drawings while supporting the David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to helping young adults with cancer! Sign up now and play for Pooh!

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