About Us


Our Goal is to be “Cured out of Existence.”

Founded in 1976, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. (the MACC Fund) is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

MACC Facts

  • Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children after the newborn period.
  • Since 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed nearly $54 million dollars to childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.
  • The MACC Fund supports:
    • The Medical College of Wisconsin with an annual research budget of approximately $1.45 million. Other Medical College of Wisconsin program support totals $450,000 annually.
      Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin takes place in the MACC Fund Research Center on the Medical College campus.
    • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin through a $5 million commitment for translational research which takes place in the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The MACC Fund has paid $1.5 million for this commitment and will fulfill the remainder of this pledge over the next 3 years.
    • The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center through grants which total $350,000 annually.
    • The MACC Fund Pediatric Cancer Research Wing in the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research on the UW-Madison campus through a $3.5 million commitment. This pledge pays $240,000 annually.
    • The Trek 100 - Ride for Hope is the MACC Fund's largest fundraiser. Held annually in June, the Trek 100 is in its 26th year, and has raised over $12.5 million to help fight childhood cancer and related blood disorders.

Help us wipe out childhood cancer and related blood disorders—one child at a time. Find out how you can help by heading to the Get Involved section of our website.

Giving hope through research to children with cancer and blood disorders.