Amanda McKean Brown was inspired by her personal battle with childhood leukemia, and has been working ever since she was a teenager to raise awareness and advocate for pediatric cancer patients and survivors. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on December 26th, 1992 just a few months after her second birthday. Amanda was treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center by an incredible team of doctors, nurses, along with the remarkable support of family and friends, who all came together to help her fight and ultimately win her battle. Amanda’s mission in creating the CancerCrusher Foundation is to help all of those fight their ongoing battle against pediatric cancer.

Amanda graduated from Fairfield University in May, 2013, as a Communication major, with a Marketing and English double minor. She currently lives in Locust, NJ, with her husband Taylor, and their baby daughter, Georgia! Amanda works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as an Event Coordinator in their Development Department, fulfilling her lifelong goal to help give back to the hospital that saved her life.

Amanda was featured on the TODAY Show for her continued work with Cycle for Survival. Check out the link below:


For additional information please contact Amanda at ambrown@cancercrusherfoundation.org.