About Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that raises funds for groundbreaking research and early phase clinical trials to eradicate childhood cancer. These trials are conducted by world renowned doctors at the hospitals we support.

Our Impact

In the past 51 years, Pediatric Cancer Foundation has distributed close to $20 million dollars to doctors and researchers who have been instrumental in increasing the cure rate for pediatric cancer from 58% in 1970 to over 80% today!

Pediatric Cancer Foundation currently supports 11 promising projects at 9 leading research hospitals:

  • New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Feinstein Institute of Medical Research - Northwell Health
  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • The University of Chicago Medicine, Comer Children’s Hospital
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Children’s National Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the projects we fund.

Walk Committee Chairs

Pamela Strauss Peligri (President)
Marci Allen
Laura Graffeo
Taryn Kristal
Allison Lean

Walk Committee

Lois Baskin
Stefanie Bartell-Zednik
Neil and Jay Canell
Terry Z. Feldman
Emma Goldsmith
Jenny Frank Goldsmith
Melissa Heitzler
Jennifer Levkoff
Antigona and Lan Pali
Jayne Maslansky
Stefanie Mittman
Mindy Shulman
Bonnie Shyer
Suellen Singer
Barry Wershaw

PCF Executive Board

Pamela Strauss Peligri

Chairman of the Board
Bonnie Shyer*

Chairman Emeritus & Medical Liaison
Cheryl Rosen*

Medical Liaisons
Judith Elkins*
Stefanie Mittman*

Financial Director
Marsha Walker*

Vice Presidents
Stefanie Bartell-Zednik
Jenny Frank Goldsmith
Amy Hirschhorn
Taryn Kristal
Jennifer Levkoff
Suellen Singer

* Denotes Past Presidents

PCF Board of Directors

Marci Allen
Lucy Amicucci
Bonnie Boilen
Jay Canell
Neil Canell
Patti Dweck
Terry Z. Feldman
Marion Joyce Fenton
Laura Graffeo
Evette Guerzon
Melissa Heitzler
Dana Hokin
Jackie Kabot
Judith Leake
Allison Lean
Coco Lefkowitz
Jayne Maslansky
Patty Rosen
Sindie Schur
Mindy Shulman
Laurie Silber
Denise Warshauer

PCF Honorary Board

Jayne Asher*
Lois Baskin
Ellen Berger
Pam Bieber
Susan Cohen
Wendy Cohen
Linda Friedman
Linda Gesoff
Susan Katcher
Lona Kessler
Leslie Levy*
Louise Oshatz
Shari Philipps
Jodi Posner
Lauren Robinson*
Amy Rosen
Jane Schaiman*
Kyra Schulhof
Jane Shandell*
Brenda Siegler*
Donna Slotnick
Liz Somekh
Anne Stafman
Jennifer Stone
Caren Suesserman
Janet Teich
Lynn Tobias*
Poppy Wurtzburger

Brooklyn Chapter

Denise Lamberto
Julianne Calisto

* Denotes Past Presidents

Medical Advisory Board & Consultants

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Andrea Gwosdow
Dr. Angela Kadenhe-Chiweshe
Dr. Julie Monroe


Judy Belkin
Nancy Joselson
Natalie Sambamurty

Pediatric Cancer Foundation

P. O. Box 785

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

T: 914-777-3127 | www.pcfcares.org | info@pcfcares.org