The Melonhead Foundation
Maricopa, AZ 85138
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- Financial support for pediatric cancer.
- Holistic Services for cancer patients.
- Volunteer opportunities fund raising.
- Financial aid of family of cancer kids.
- Wellness Center for pediatric cancer.
- Yoga classes at Wellness Center.
- Life Coaching for parents of cancer kids
- Family support for kids with cancer.
- Naturopathic medicine for cancer kids
- Chinese Medicine for pediatric cancer.
Fundraisers We Support
- Maricopa Loves Melonhead
- Makahiki for Melonhead
- Charity Drag Bingo
- The Melonhead Foundation
Hours of OperationMonday -Friday 9:00 am - 3:00pm.
Saturday by appointment.
The Melonhead Foundation:
Supporting the needs of children with cancer and their families.
The Melonhead Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization which provides financial, physical, emotional and mental support for children 21 years of age or younger with any diagnosis of cancer.
Established in 1997,by Deb Leone in memory of Melanie, who lost her battle with leukemia at the age of 14, The Foundation is a "grass roots" model being run by volunteers at many levels with only 2 paid staff members.
The Foundation does not fund research. It meets a need that is not addressed by most cancer charities, which is the personal support of families experiencing peditric cancer. Less than 3% of all cancer charities across the nation provide financial support for families.
The Melonhead Foundation raises funds through it's special events, grants and the annual giving campaign. Volunteers serve as trustees on the board, event and committee members for the special events and in other areas as needed.
Funds raised are used for housing, utilities, personal needs, medical expenses not covered by insurance, food and travel expenses to name a few and are dispersed through our Patient Aid Assistance Program.
In March 2011, the foundation opened the Wannahealyah Wellness Center in Tempe, AZ. The final phase of family services, the center offers Holistic Services for our Melonhead Families free of charge. The center is open to the public as well. The center is located at 1840 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. A-1, Tempe, AZ 85283. Volunteer opportunites are available at the center as well.
Full details and information is on our site at www.melonhead.org.