CINCINNATI, OH – March 14, 2017 – On Thursday, March 2, The Dragonfly Foundation received a major boost with a generous $100,000 donation from The Matson Family Foundation. The donation was made during the 2017 Matson Money Operation Reset Conference held in Scottsdale, AZ. This is the 4th major donation made by the Matson Family Foundation.
Dragonfly, a 501c3 nonprofit that recently celebrated its Sixth Anniversary, helps young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families find strength. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Dragonfly provides support to patients from around the world who seek treatment at five locations of four partner hospitals in Ohio and Illinois. The organization wants to grow quickly to serve every Children’s Hospital location, so that no patient/family is without support in a city near them.
Mark & Melissa Matson, Board Members of Dragonfly and recent recipients of the organization’s first award, the Forty-four Award (https://dragonfly.org/forty-four-award-presented-to-mark-melissa-matson/), have done more than provide financial donations to the organization, they have supported Dragonfly at every turn, from donating space for “The Landing” (Dragonfly’s clubhouse) to funding programs and urgent needs, to providing counsel and advice. With their assistance, the organization has helped ease the emotional pain, fear and sense of isolation that often accompanies diagnosis, treatment and long-term recovery, for both the patient and the family.
Since 2010, The Dragonfly Foundation has grown to serves more than 3,935 “Registered Dragonflies” and thousands of others at partner hospitals. The organization has also been credited with “changing the paradigm of patient care” by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s director of Oncology.
“Mark & Melissa Matson and the Matson Family, — and even their employees, are more than supporters, they are family,” said Ria Davidson, Co-Founder of The Dragonfly Foundation. “Their love, dedication and commitment has meant so much to us.”
“Since inception, the Matson Family has been integral to the success of helping families, “ states Christine Neitzke, Co-Founder of The Dragonfly Foundation. “We are grateful for their continued support.”
The need continues for Dragonfly Foundation. Please visit Dragonfly.org to learn more.
To make a donation, please visit the website or text TDF to 91999.