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About the Foundation:

The Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation was incorporated in the fall of 2002 following the passing if it's name sake Michael James Dunleavy, age 8 who succumbed to an inoperable brain tumor which was first diagnosed in the late spring of that year. The Foundation was born out of Michael's own desire to help other children who had cancerous brain tumors or other illness' and their families. Please visit our About me page to learn more about Michael and watch a video of one conversation that set the wheels in motion. The Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation, Inc. has received tax exemption status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation is listed as a Public Charity and all contributions are tax deductible.

Our Giving Philosophy:

While all cancer research is very important the Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation focuses on childhood cancers and brain tumor research as well as treatment and assistance for children and families afflicted with this illness. All proceeds go to support these types of research or to organizations that assist families during these difficult times. We rely on our volunteer organization and donations from both public and private sources to insure that the highest possible amounts are given to support our goals.
Please visit our Newsworthy Notes page to read about current and past activities.

Fund Raising:

In the early years the foundation concentrated on the Annual Michael J. Dunleavy 5K Walk/Road Race for its fund raising. The first race was held in April of 2003 and it continued until 2012 when the 10th and final event was held. You can find photos and more about the walks by visiting the 5K Race page. The Foundation decided it would expand its fund raising in other areas and the First "A Bout to Benefit" amateur boxing event was held locally as well as the "Songo River Cruise" and the Michael Dunleavy Foundation Golf Tournaments held in Naples Maine. Other fund raisers were also held featuring musicians from the local area as well as Ireland.


The Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation welcomes all donations. To make a tax deductible donation on-line please visit our Donations page. If you prefer to contribute via US Mail, send checks or money orders (no cash please) made out to the Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation, to:

Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation
P.O. Box 325
Winchester, MA 01890

Phone: 781 729-4861
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Thank You:

Our sincere thanks to our volunteers, sponsors and contributors and particularly our friends at the at the Vinson Owen School for all they did, and more recently to all the hard working people at "A Bout to Benefit" for all their tireless efforts and to all visitors and guests for their support. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous future.

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