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The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation

The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation raises funding for research and awareness of the blood cancers, as well as Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD), a condition that is a complication of a bone marrow transplant. GvHD can be an acute or chronic condition and, sadly, can be fatal if not controlled properly. Through our events, we have raised funds for leukemia researchers, who work to discover new and effective ways to combat the disease and avoid the side effects of current treatments.

We also help provide aid for the special needs of patients and families battling a blood cancer. We contribute to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Patient Services program, which helps with funding for non-medical expenses associated with the treatment of the blood cancers.

Through the generosity of our friends and the community, the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation was able to donate over $120,000 to University Hospitals, MD Anderson in Houston, TX, and the LLS Patient Services Program.

Unfortunately, too many of us have been touched by a blood cancer through family, friends, colleagues and/or acquaintances who have faced the disease. The Foundation works every day to support and encourage those who continue to fight this battle, to honor the champions who have battled this disease and the memory of those who are no longer with us.

With the help of many, we will continue to work on elevating the awareness of, and funding research for, the treatment of all blood cancers.

The happiest people are not those getting more,

but those giving more

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Our Mission

Our Goal

Raise Awareness

The mission of the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation is to increase the number of leukemia survivors; to raise awareness of the blood cancers and help people living with the treatment of them; to improve the post-transplant quality of life for bone marrow transplant recipients, and to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Our Commitment

The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation is committed to:

Providing general information concerning the blood cancers and their treatment, with a special emphasis on the treatment of leukemia and bone marrow transplantation.
Providing resources for the Patient Services Program at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support programs designed to enhance the quality of  life of the patients and their families during treatment.
Providing funding for research to prevent, treat and cure Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD).
Educating physicians, researchers, patients and the general public concerning GvHD and its prevention, treatment, and cure.
Cowden Foundation

Our Partners

The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation is proud to have provided over $185,000 to fund research, primarily concerning Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD). GvHD is the main contributor to mortality following bone marrow transplantations in patients with leukemia.

LLS

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is one of several organizations* supported by the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation. The LLS offers a comprehensive array of services to patients and families touched by blood cancers. A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma brings many daily challenges. LLS is committed to providing support and guidance to patients, families and the healthcare professionals who care for them. All the services are provided at no cost to patients and their families, and include:

  • Patient Education Programs
  • Information Resource Center (IRC)
  • Family Support Groups
  • First Connection
  • Patient Financial Aid
  • Co-Pay Assistance Program

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
3 International Drive, Suite 200
Rye Brook, NY 10573
(888) 557-7177
www.lls.org

nbmtLINK

Linking curing & caring from diagnosis through survivorship. The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

  • Survivorship Resources
  • Original Publications
  • Informative Webcasts
  • Emmy Award-winning Video
  • Online Resource Library
  • Peer Support on Call
  • Telephone Education/Support Groups

20411 West 12 Mile Rd., Suite 108
Southfield, MI 48076
(800) 546-5268 (1-800-LINK-BMT)
E-mail: info@nbmtlink.org
www.nbmtlink.org

BMT Infonet

BMT InfoNet was the first patient advocacy organization in the U.S. devoted solely to serving transplant patients. Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network (BMT InfoNet) is a leading advocacy organization for bone marrow, stem cell and cord blood transplant patients.
Founded in 1990, BMT InfoNet has pioneered a vast array of services to help transplant patients make critical decisions throughout their transplant journey.

BMT InfoNet
1548 Old Skokie Road, Suite 1
Highland Park, IL 60035
Toll Free: (888) 597-7674
www.bmtinfonet.org

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

At Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, part of the NCCN and NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, more than 450 highly skilled doctors, researchers, nurses and technicians care for thousands of patients each year. Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center unites clinicians and researchers in Taussig Cancer Institute and in Cleveland Clinic’s 26 other clinical and surgical institutes, as well as cancer specialists at our regional hospitals, health centers and at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Ranked No. 1 in Ohio and No. 7 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, our cancer center provides a range of services to patients including clinical trials and internationally-recognized cancer research efforts ensuring patients have access to the latest advances in cancer treatment, as well as a range of support programs helping patients navigate the challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Cowden Foundation

Board Members

Gerald W. Cowden

Gerald W. Cowden

Chairman

Cleveland attorney Gerald Cowden, together with his family and a core group of dedicated supporters, founded the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation in 2007, after his daughter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In its five years of existence, the foundation has raised more than $250,000 for research and patient funding.
Marti Cowden

Marti Cowden

Kasie Briggs Pizarro

Kasie Briggs Pizarro

Ernie Aranyosi

Ernie Aranyosi

John Bonfiglio

John Bonfiglio

James Giltner

James Giltner

Benson Lee

Benson Lee

William Lowery

William Lowery

Joe Zeno

Joe Zeno

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