Celebrity insider and FAM founder Milk Tyson is having his busiest year yet. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fighting All Monsters has broken its own records but continues to raise and distribute funds while creating meaningful experiences and connections for families. But it’s all part of his mission to emulate the inspiring grit, perseverance, and fight of children battling cancer.
Fighting All Monsters (FAM) is a nonprofit organization that assists children with cancer and their families. As it rolls into its second year of operation, FAM is determined to go full speed ahead on its mission to bring quality support to families with children facing life-threatening challenges. The nonprofit has since raised over $1 million dollars, with each dollar going directly to families in need.
Though there are hundreds of cancer foundations, there’s nothing quite like FAM. A typical nonprofit would have strict requirements, requesting piles of personal details, paperwork, and prejudiced hoops to jump through just to get children with cancer the life-saving assistance they need.
On the other hand, FAM understands that time is of the utmost importance to families fighting cancer, so the organization requests only a one-time introduction form that can qualify them for lifelong support. These candidates are then brought to a “For Moms, From Moms” panel consisting of bereaved mothers, mothers in the depths of their child’s active treatment, and survivor’s moms. These mothers make up the committee that oversees referrals and all new families who come to the foundation.
Additionally, FAM appeals to donors who want to get donations directly to families—not go through hoops of red tape. It is not unheard-of for the team at FAM to receive an emergency request and have much-needed funds in that family’s hands the very same day.
The nonprofit has donated hundreds of new iPads to kids in treatment while keeping their families’ lights on, their mortgages and rents current, and their cars on the road. FAM has paid for accommodations and flights to facilitate life-saving treatments. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit has gone the extra mile to provide emergency relief to countless families in need.
Gearing for the holidays, the organization is on track to repeat a thirty-family $30,000 giveaway in September and a hundred-family “Christmas Will Never Be the Same” $100,000 giveaway in December.
FAM kids were famously featured on the Ellen show in February to dance with Diddy and hosted an afterparty to celebrate in the Hollywood Hills with special guests, including David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad.
Milk Tyson aims to keep FAM a consistent force of support for families of children with cancer. As an industry disruptor, he knows that the majority of cancer foundations cannot keep operating with the same outdated formula for enticing donors and red tape that keeps millions of life-saving donations locked away or delayed. In the future, he aims to be able to relieve families of financial stressors for months at a time. In the future, FAM also plans to support families’ mental health by giving them access to appropriate therapies and platforms to connect families going through the same experiences.
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