Meghan's Mountain

Meghan's Mountain Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Our funds

On behalf of Meghan's Meghan, and all those that seek life without cancer, we thank you for your love and support in our efforts to light the mountains with love, hope and belief.

Since Meghan started raising funds in 2006, Meghan's Mountain has raised over $363,500. 

past Recipients of donations from Meghan's Mountain include:

  • Brown Cancer Center
  • Camp Quality USA Kentuckiana
  • Gilda’s Club Louisville
  • Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Indian Summer Camp
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital                                          
  • University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Below are the donations received by Meghan's Mountain and the year-end disbursements.

Donations are received by way of fundraisers; individual donors who believe in our cause; those who donate in honor of or in memory of someone; and those who choose our foundation to have memorial contributions made upon someone who has passed away.

Disbursements are made with approval of our Advisory Board.

It is our policy to keep sufficient funds on hand to prepare for our next year's fundraiser. Any funds remaining apply to that year's distributions.  Due to Meghan's health issues and/or hospitalizations there were years the foundation did not have fundraisers and donations received were from individual donations and/or from fundraisers by individuals and/or businesses.

We thank each and every person who believes in our cause and who climbs with us to bring hope, love and promise to those climbing mountains in the fight against cancer.

2017 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $8,701.72 (to date)

  • University of Kentucky: $4,201.72
    • Purchased items for the kids to use while they receive treatment in the DanceBlue Kentucky Childrens Hospital Hematology Oncology Clinic which Dr Melo and Jerry toured in Janurary.  These items include Art with Heart Books, Art with Heart Leader Books, X-box Gear, Treasure Box Vending Machine and Creative Art Supplies.
  • Kourageous Kids: $500
    • Hosparus of Louisville
  • Kids Cancer Alliance (Indian Summer Camp): $4,000
    • Family night for children fighting cancer and their immediate families at the Lexington Legends baseball park....class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals
    • For children from the Lexington and surrounding areas that are normally treated at the University of Kentucky Children's Pediatric Oncology Division.
    • A night at the ball park - free parking, free admission with assigned seating, reserved area for all night dinner with drinks, meet and greet the players, etc.
    • A night for all to forget the fight against cancer... a night to smile, laugh and have fun...Batter up !!!!!!

 

2016 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $43,275.10

  • CAMP QUALITY KENTUCKIANA: $12,500
    • which among many events, allows kids fighting cancer to have a one week free camp to be kids once more
  • KIDS CANCER ALLIANCE (INDIAN SUMMER CAMP): $12,500
    • which among many events, allows kids fighting cancer to have a one week free camp to be kids once more. 
  • NIGHT AT THE LOUISVILLE BATS: $1077.10
    • Meghan's Mountain night at the bats, for kids fighting cancer and their parents and siblings. Each member of the family received a free admission and each ticket had a $10.00 cash value to use for food, drinks or Bats items. It was a perfect night of fun had by all.
  • GUILDA'S CLUB LOUISVILLE: $17,198.00
    • For programs for children and adults fighting cancer
    • With our donation to the Youth Adventure Series we help teens be together with activites like U of L baseball family nights, bowling , day retreats, movies and dinner, retreats to amusement parks, rough river over nights, spring break lock in and so much more. Together they can smile, laugh and share their stories. 
    • For the Game Room where they come together we will purchase electronic games , a new television, security boxes, boxed games and so much more.

 

2015 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $4,600

  • MARC LEHMANN SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD FOUNDATION: $600
    • To recognize nurses and Doctors that have given extraordinary care to oncology patients
  • KIDS CANCER ALLIANCE (INDIAN SUMMER CAMP): $4000
    • For a free one week camp for children fighting cancer

2014 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $14,100

  • CAMP QUALITY KENTUCKIANA: $7,000
    • For a one week free camp for kids fighting cancer
  • GUILDA'S CLUB LOUISVILLE: $7,100
    • For programs for children and adults fighting cancer

2013 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $2,300

  • CAMP QUALITY KENTUCKIANA: $1,000
    • For a one week free camp for kids fighting cancer
  • LEUKEMIA & LYMPHONA SOCIETY: $1,050
    • For programs to assist patients fighting cancer
  • KIDS ACTING AGAINST CANCER: $250
    • to assist this nonprofit in the fight against cancer

2012 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $16,283

  • JAMES GRAHAM BROWN CANCER CENTER: $1,283
    • or exercise equipment for patients
  • CAMP QUALITY KENTUCKIANA: $5,000
    • For a one week free camp for kids fighting cancer
  • GUILDA'S CLUB LOUISVILLE: $5,000
    • For programs for children and adults fighting cancer
  • INDIAN SUMMER CAMP: $5,000
    • For a free one week camp for children fighting cancer

2011 DONATIONS

TOTAL AWARDS: $46,296

  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PEDIATRIC CANCER FUND: $3,000
    • Purchases for the children’s pediatric cancer unit
  • JAMES GRAHAM BROWN CANCER CENTER: $5,845
    • TV’s, DVD and other items for clinic and waiting rooms
  • KOSAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: $15,501
    • Meals for oncology patients and families, items for the oncology patients
  • CAMP QUALITY KENTUCKIANA: $2950
    • For a one week free camp for kids fighting cancer
  • GUILDA'S CLUB LOUISVILLE: $18,000
    • For programs for children and adults fighting cancer
  • KIDS ACTING AGAINST CANCER: $1000
    • To assist this nonprofit in resources to help children fighting cancer

2010 DISTRIBUTIONS

 TOTAL AWARDS: $111,304.48

  • UK HEALTHCARE, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: $8,000
    • We provided therapy games ($325.00), MedKins ($1350), two computers ($2500), computer software games ($250), therapist books ($475.00), creative/art supplies ($100.00), expanded the Beads of Courage program to include siblings of cancer patients (25 kits for $500.00), purchasing new child life materials developed for iPads ($848), purchased a hematology bone (bone marrow teaching tool) that explains to child patients and their siblings about bone marrow and procedures ($200), isolation toys ($300.00), clinic camera ($150.00), misc. items for children ($234)
  • SEATTLE CANCER CARE ALLIANCE (CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL): $2000
    • All of the children on the oncology floor on Christmas Day received gifts, and we were able to supply the "toy box" with toys, so that when a child completes a treatment he or she can have a toy and hopefully forget the procedure they just undertook.
  • SUMMER CAMPS - Our funds help support a free one-week camp under supervision of doctor's, nurses, and trained staff so that "kids with cancer be kids again".
  • CAMP QUALITY KY.: $15,000
    • Camp Quality serves children mostly from the Louisville area.
  • INDIAN SUMMER CAMP: $15,000
    • Indian Summer Camp serves children from the Louisville, Lexington and Eastern Ky. areas.
  • JAMES GRAHAM BROWN CANCER CENTER: $28,304.48
    • Blanket warmer with mobile dolly ($5886.00), two wall mounted otoscopes ($1400), nine special made recliners for "all day" clinic rooms where patients receive treatment and their caregivers remain with them ($16,304.48), funds to be used for gas cards, cab rides and lodging for those who cannot afford such but whose needs must be met to receive treatment ($3000.00), pill boxes with 7 day/4 time slots to assist cancer patients in proper medication when home ($1410.00), digital thermometers to be given to patients to monitor body temperature while home ($305.00).
    • The Steinberg family made a personal donation which allowed distribution of Valentine candy to each of the approx. 250 patients treated that day to let them know they are loved.
  • KOSAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Brownsboro: $10,000
    • Our gift went toward the purchase of a Get Well TV, an interactive education television system that includes games and movies.
  • KOSAIR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Downtown Louisville: $15,000
    • Purchase for the children and their families on the oncology floor fifteen (15) flat screen TV's for rolling game system carts ($300 each) and ten (10) Wii game systems on rolling carts with security attachments ($1000 each). The remaining funds will be used at the discretion of the child life specialists.
    • This amount is in addition to expenses for Valentine and Christmas presents; Christmas dinner for oncology patients and their families; and monthly oncology dinners for patients and their families.
  • GILDA'S CLUB LOUISVILLE: $18,000
    • There is a need to give patients, caregivers and other family members long term help dealing with the emotional toll that fighting cancer produces. This is called PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). With a substantial gift made by another person, the combined funds will allow Gilda's Club, in collaboration with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, to focus on the social and emotional response that might be necessary and to allow the Brown to focus on patient and doctor education and any medical response that might be necessary. This is something that has long been needed. ($15,000)
    • In addition we sponsored a weekend retreat for teen's fighting cancer to Red River Gorge. ($3000)

2009 DONATIONS Information to be shared soon...


2008 DONATIONS  Information to be shared soon...


2007 DONATIONS

Meghan's Mountain became a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in mid-2007. In our first year of being a foundation we are proud to announce that we raised $37,052.76, and held our expenses to approximately 17%, well under the 35% recommended by the Better Business Bureau.

  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, Washington: $5,000
    • These funds were used to buy a new exercise bike for the patients, to fund a Christmas party for the children on the oncology unit, to provide toys for each child who completes a treatment, and to help purchase items for the new teen zone.
  • National Marrow Donor Program: $5,000
    • These funds are earmarked for the Louisville office to be used to pay for testing for stem cell transplantation of those who do not have sibling donors, for awareness campaigns, and for special needs of the program. All test results go on the national list of donors.
  • Camp Quality Kentucky: $5,000
    • This camp is run strictly by volunteers and provides a one week experience for kids with cancer so that they can be kids again.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: $2,000
    • GIven for research and patient programs.
  • Gilda's House: $4,000
    • Started in memory of Gilda Radner, this national organization provides a place for those fighting cancer and their families to come together and receive education,guidance, love and relationships with others. A new building just opened up in Louisville and we are proud to contribute to this needed organization.
  • James Graham Brown Cancer Center: $2095
    • These funds were received from memorial gifts for Brian Shawler and will be used for direct patient care as decided by his wife, Chris Shawler, a member of our Advisory Board.
  • Kosair Children's Hospital: $5,200
  • Kosair Valentine's party: $1,950
    • The only hospital in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for kids, this hospital provides care for children with all medical problems, including cancer, and provides free care to those that do not have insurance. We are providing a new basketball goal for the new physical therapy department, items for the oncology unit, and we are doing our first annual Valentine's Party for the entire hospital.
  • Porcini's Childrens Foundation: $500
    • Our good friend, Tim Coury, owner of Porcini's Restaurant, raises funds for children's organization's in the Louisville area and has been a true supporter of our foundation. We are happy to donate to his cause.

 


2006 DONATIONS

Meghan's Mountain was not a foundation in 2006, but Meghan raised money from several fundraiser's for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. Meghan raised $32,900, setting a new all time record for the most money raised in Kentucky and Southern Indiana by one individual.