The Gardner Marks Foundation has had a strong impact since becoming a 501(c)(3) certified foundation in the spring of 2016. With the help of the generous donations of our supporters, we have distributed over $100,000 to families in need and causes assocaited with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. We are extremely proud of our progress to date:

Sara Martinez and her family are one example of the financial aid we have provided

Sara Martinez and her family are one example of the financial aid we have provided

Helping Families with Financial Relief

We have supported over 25 families to help manage expenses during patient hospitalization, allowing their main focus to remain on fighting with their child. A few examples include:

  • Mortgage and rent payments

  • Oil, electric and gas bills

  • Car insurance and car loan payments

  • Medication not covered by insurance

  • Fertility preservation

  • Gift cards covering groceries, car services, phone cards, and recreational activities (i.e. movie tickets)


The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is a non-profit organization that funds research to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children & young adults with malignant disease.

We have donated to support Dr. Mitchell Cairo and his continued research with Stem Cell and bone marrow transplants.

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, located in Valhalla, NY, is the hospital where Gardner received treatment for his illness. It is the fulfillment of a vision for a family-centered facility that combines the highest-level care possible in the most supportive and therapeutic environment. 

During his recovery process from his bone marrow transplant, Gardner looked forward to weekly massages to ease his physical pain as well as help him remain emotionally balanced.

Our foundation has donated to the Pediatric Nutrition and Integrative Medicine Program (PONIMP), providing hours of massage therapy for the inpatient population of ages 13-25.