The Claire E. & Patrick G.

Mackey Children's Cancer Foundation

“To support families of children with cancer, conduct cancer awareness campaigns, and to provide funding for research to eliminate Pediatric Cancer once and for all.”

With your help, that dream can become a reality.



Strength and Courage




ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Claire E. & Patrick G. Mackey Children’s Cancer Foundation was founded in 2014 by the family and friends of Claire and Patrick Mackey.  The foundation is named in loving memory of Claire Mackey and her older brother Patrick Mackey.  Both of whom died within thirty months of each other due to complications related to their Leukemias.   The Mackey Family’s story is one of hope, love, but most importantly, strength and courage.

                Everything the Mackey family has been through is what motivates the Claire E. & Patrick G. Children’s Cancer Foundation to operate charitably in Indiana.  Our mission is:

                “To support families of children with cancer, conduct cancer awareness campaigns, and to provide funding for research to eliminate Pediatric Cancer once and for all.”

                With your help, that dream can become a reality.               



Claire Elizabeth Mackey

Claire came into the world quietly! She arrived in the world a day later than planned and, as she would have it, by her schedule! She weighed a whopping 10 lbs. at birth! She was a happy baby (mostly). Unlike her older brothers Claire from a very early age had no interest in athletics directly.  She did, however, love the chance to go to their games and she rarely missed any.  The boys’ childhood athletic events were typically played in and around the Tippecanoe County community.  She never really spent much time watching them.  Claire was too busy playing with the other kids.  She made childhood friends quickly and she managed to keep many of them throughout her life! Often on the ride home she would ask “Did we win”?  Claire was in all truth a social butterfly.

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Patrick Griffin Mackey

Patrick was a 2013 graduate of Lafayette Central Catholic High school in Lafayette, Indiana.  Patrick was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Indiana and attended the Lafayette Catholic School system throughout his brief life!  Patrick worked very hard to build his character as a young man into a reflection of his personal faith.  He loved his faith, his family and Indiana high school football.  He loved school.  He was a four year member of the Mock Trial Association,  four year participant in the school plays, and a four year high school varsity Athlete. Until his diagnosis in late March of 2013 Patrick was making plans to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Patrick was the kind of soul who put his faith into practice.  He did this through service to his community.

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Call Us: 765-714-1990

P.O. Box 6066 
Lafayette, IN 47905