About Us

Our Mission:

To provide critical funding for research related to the prevention, treatment, and ultimate cure of neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers. We also provide financial assistance to families with children battling cancer in Southwest Michigan.

The Alex Mandarino Foundation was founded in 2013 by Tony & Katie Mandarino to honor the courage and strength of their son, Alex. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. 

Most pediatric cancer treatments have not significantly improved in the past 20 years. Without funding, progress cannot be made to find a cure for childhood cancers or improve the effectiveness of their treatments. For our most vulnerable family members, this is unacceptable. That is why The Alex Mandarino Foundation exists.

Help us reach out to families fighting childhood cancer in Southwest Michigan.

Alex’s strength and courage inspired many. Part of our mission is to assist families who have a child in active cancer treatment. These families will reside primarily in Southwest Michigan where Alex’s family lives. We want to help alleviate some of the burden of daily living expenses such as food, gas, travel, and uncovered medical expenses.Do you know a child in Southwest Michigan getting treatment? Please refer that child to our foundation.

Email: thealexmandarinofoundation@gmail.com