Toots for Tufts is a non-profit organization created in memory of Marc “Toots” Jackson. Marc lost his eight and a half year battle with brain cancer on May 21, 2013; he was only 35 years old. Through Marc’s battle, he and his family became very close to the medical team supporting him. He learned that many patients suffered from financial hardships, adding additional stress to what is already the most difficult time of most patient’s lives. Because Marc felt blessed to have the support of his family during his treatments, his wish was to support the Neruo-Oncolcogy Patient Support Fund.
The main purpose of the Fund is to assist brain cancer patients with financial hardships pay for basic life necessities. Our mission is to help remove financial obstacles for those who are already fighting for their lives. Recipient decisions are made by the patient’s medical team at Tufts. The team is made up of the patient’s doctor, nurse, social worker and clinic coordinator and they decide together as a group who should receive funds.