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.

Since its inception in 2008, the CancerCrusher Foundation has been committed to advocating for pediatric cancer patients and their families. In the process, the foundation has raised over $250,000 to support various cancer organizations, including Make-A-Wish, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), Monmouth Medical Center, and “I’m Too Young for This.”

Amanda graduated from Fairfield University in May 2013, as a Communication major, with a Marketing and English double minor. She currently lives in Locust, New Jersey with her husband Taylor, and their two daughters Georgia and Cece!

Amanda works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as an Event Manager in the 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.

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