Save the Date!
Sunday March 2nd, 2014
For our third annual event at the Water Park of America!
Helping hospitalized children feel "over the moon" with essential childhood activities.
Mary "Moon" Jacqueline O'Keefe died at the age of 3 on July 30th, 2009 after a yearlong battle with neuroblastoma, a cancer that is most common in infancy. Mary loved the attention and activities Child Family Life Services provided her at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, this allowed her to be distracted during painful treatments and to be engaged in learning activities while in the hospital.
Please visit Our Foundation to learn more about Mary and her parents' goals with our new foundation.
February 10th, 2013
The Mary Moon Foundation is excited to announce that it has received it’s official notification of becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our status is effective back to our incorporation date of March 29th, 2011.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Mary Moon Foundation is recognized by the IRS as an organization conducting official fundraising events for charity. This allows us to be tax exempt and our donors to write off their donations on their taxes. While many people and organizations will make donations without being a 501(c)(3), others may require it.
This status will expand the scope of the entities that will contribute funds and items to our auctions in the future. The application process is not easy and was very time consuming, the two month wait was nail biting. We are very happy to reach this milestone in the formation and expansion of our foundation. Special thanks to our friend Brian Ochocki for his time and effort in this process.
Thank you all for your continued support! Sincerely, Peter and Christine
January 26th, 2013
Greetings, the Mary Moon Foundation is proud to have "Be the Match" in attendance at our event on March 3, 2013. Team "Be the Match" is a nationwide community committed to helping patients in need of a marrow transplant. They help raise funds to add potential marrow donors to "Be the Match" Registry. When you join Team "Be the Match" you increase the chances of patients finding a donor and receiving the life-saving transplant they need.
Every day, thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases search for a marrow donor who can make their transplant possible. Seventy percent will not find a match in their family and turn to Be The Match Registry®, the largest and most diverse registry of volunteer marrow donors in the world. Every person who joins the registry gives patients hope.
The Mary Moon Foundation welcomes "Be the Match" to our event and hope you will visit them to learn more about the cause and how you can make a difference in someone's life. Here's a link to our Mary Moon page: http://tinyurl.com/MaryMoon
-Peter and Christine
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