Mack Madness 2013
was a huge success!
WOW... THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY, Mack Madness, Inc. will be donating a total of $40,000 to charity in 2013! Our total charitable donations in our first FIVE years is $180,000!
We want to personally thank our committee members, sponsors, those who made donations, volunteers and all who attended the event. TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER!
Mack will continue to make a difference from heaven! Enjoy your summer and visit our website to stay up to date on future Mack Madness news! Please feel free to forward to all your family and friends. Lisa, Eddie, Bria, "Mack" and I are truly thankful for your support and continued prayers!
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We are planning a Mack Madness Chicken BBQ this fall! Stay tuned for future details. Also, mark your calendars for Mack Madness 2014 at Naylor’s Winery on May 25th, 2014!
I’d like to share one final thought... A friend of mine shared with me after the event his daughter asked him if Mackie was catching the balloons as they floated upwards towards heaven. If we all could have a child like faith the world would be a better place.
Lisa and I wanted to share an e-mail we recently received from Dr. Bob, Mack’s PICU doctor in Hershey. Mack continues to GIVE in so many ways! Here is Dr. Bob’s e-mail...
We have recently started an initiative here at the hospital focused on the prevention and treatment of RSV in pediatric cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients. As you know, this has always been a high priority at the hospital. It is our hope that this initiative will further enhance our ability to prevent and treat this virus among these children. As we did for Mack, we want to continue to provide the most state of the art therapy for these vulnerable children.
Needless to say, "Mack" has been the source of much of my motivation in this endeavor. In short, we have developed a set of guidelines that delineate the most up-to-date therapies aimed at the prevention and treatment of RSV infections in pediatric oncology and HSCT patients. We have formed a group that has met monthly since the Spring with representatives from multiple disciplines of medicine (e.g. oncology, critical care, pulmonology, infectious disease, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, and nursing) to research and develop these guidelines. We have purchased state of the art equipment to ensure the safe delivery of certain medications. We have developed a data collection form such that we can collect data and monitor our outcomes. It is our lofty goal to eliminate deaths related to the RSV virus for these children. We hope to share our ideas with other children's hospitals to make this a widespread mission. I will be presenting many of our ideas at a North American Oncology / Critical Care meeting this coming March. I will certainly keep you abreast of our progress.
Best wishes and please let me know how I can help.
Visit our Donations page to read the thank you letters from the various charities we support. And catch up on more amazing ladybug stories that continue to happen. God and Mack continue to give us strength.
- “We had such a WONDERFUL, MAGICAL time at Mack Madness last year! From the horse rides, games, crafts, yummy Ritas snacks ... to the beautiful "balloons to heaven" ceremony! We felt Mackie with us all day, and even Mollie - our 4-year-old - was aware that little McKenzie was looking down with a smile!
Thank you for including us in such a special, perfect celebration of your daughter's sweet life. We look forward to laughing, and crying, with you next year as we gather again to remember and witness the lives Mackie touched with her smile and pure love!”The Scheoppner Family