Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer
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MACC Fund Long-time Director Announces Retirement

John Cary to retire after 36 years of devoted service to the organization

By - Jul 20th, 2018 09:00 am
John Cary. Photo courtesy Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

John Cary. Photo courtesy Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

MILWAUKEE (July 20, 2018) – Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund announced today the retirement of its long-time executive director, John Cary. After 36 years, Cary will retire from the organization later this summer and is working with the Board of Directors to lay out a succession plan.

“I am grateful to have played a role in what the MACC Fund has accomplished over the past 36 years,” said Cary. “Thanks to many supporters, a dedicated Board and staff, the MACC Fund has built a strong foundation and the timing is right for my retirement from the MACC Fund for me personally and for the MACC Fund.”

Both Cary and the Board of Directors will work to ensure a seamless transition to new leadership and an unwavering commitment to the organization’s goal of life for all children.

The MACC Fund, with help from an ever-expanding corps of committed sponsors, volunteers, corporations, teams, schools and individuals, has achieved remarkable success since its inception 42 years ago, when Jon McGlocklin retired from the Milwaukee Bucks and founded the MACC Fund with former, long-time Milwaukee Bucks announcer Eddie Doucette. Since then, the MACC Fund’s mission has remained steadfast while expanding its reach with numerous annual events and personal and organizational relationships.

“John’s retirement is a great opportunity to reflect with gratitude on all the MACC Fund has accomplished,” said MACC Fund co-founder Jon McGlocklin. “With John at the helm, the MACC Fund has helped make incredible strides in the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders. We are sincerely grateful for his many years of service and indebted for his leadership on behalf of children.”

Since 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed more than $63 million to childhood cancer and blood disorder research. The MACC Fund has developed a strong structure and network in Wisconsin and the Midwest that will sustain the organization and continue to provide critical funding for research for cures and treatments.

As Cary prepares for his retirement from the MACC Fund, its Board of Directors will begin the process of identifying a new executive director from a pool of both internal and external candidates. Until a new permanent director is named, please refer any immediate inquires to Becky Pinter, Chief Operating Officer, who, along with the existing management team, brings decades of experience and history to the MACC Fund and will keep operations running smoothly.


Since its inception in 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed over $63 million for pediatric cancer and blood disorders research for diseases like aplastic anemia and sickle cell. MACC Fund supported research in Wisconsin benefits the treatment of children throughout the state, the nation and the world playing an important role in helping the overall cure rate for childhood cancer to rise from 20% to 80% over the past 42 years. Yet, children can relapse and can have “late effect” issues which require more research. The MACC Fund supports research at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the MACC Fund Research Center, in the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center MACC Fund Childhood Cancer Research Wing and at the Marshfield Clinic. Learn more at www.maccfund.org.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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