Since its creation, the MI Foundation has helped people affected by the scourge of cancer. We work closely with groups committed to fighting pediatric cancer – like Four Diamonds, a nonprofit that offers financial aid to families that have a child undergoing cancer treatment – and we provide financial support to research facilities, such as St. Jude in Memphis and Children's Medical Center of Dallas. But our work isn’t limited to pediatric cancer: We strive to use our resources to fight all forms of cancer. For example, in October 2018, we applied pink labels on all of our windows to help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donated $25,000 each to two charities, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a New York-based nonprofit that funds cancer research in over a dozen countries. Since its founding in 1993, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has generated more than half-a-billion dollars for cancer research. The foundation funds more than 250 researchers operating across five continents.
Inspired by a story written by a terminally ill cancer patient, Four Diamonds is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Four Diamonds, which is affiliated with Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, funds cancer research and covers the medical expenses of pediatric-cancer patients. It was founded in 1972 by the family of Christopher Millard, who wrote the story “Four Diamonds,” about a knight on a quest for the “four diamonds” of courage, wisdom, honesty, and strength.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
With a focus on breast cancer education, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has been serving the public for the past three decades. One of its largest projects, the National Mammography Program, provides free mammograms; it’s estimated that this program has provided nearly 200,000 mammograms in the last decade alone. The NBCF has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Phoenix Children's Research Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest-growing pediatric hospitals in the country. Founded in 1983, PCH operates multiple satellite medical centers throughout Arizona. PCH’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has been named one of the top cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
One of the largest pediatric hospitals in the world, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by entertainer Danny Thomas. St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tenn., is both a treatment center and a research hospital. It has been named a top children’s cancer hospital every year since 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Caring for sick or injured children since 1921, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is one of the leading medical centers for treating children with orthopedic conditions. Located in Dallas, Scottish Rite has been named a “top-performing” children’s hospital on multiple occasions. In addition to its work on orthopedic issues and sports-related injuries, Scottish Rite also treats children suffering from dyslexia and other learning disabilities.