Ann Graham, President & Founder
In 2010 at age 43 while training for a marathon, persistent pain in her left leg turned out to be osteosarcoma, bone cancer. She was treated in the pediatric cancer center at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC. She was awed and inspired by the courage and cheerfulness of the kids she was treated with. Since Ann completed treatment, her mission has been to Make It Better (MIB) for children battling osteosarcoma.
The first mission was in 2012 for fellow osteosarcoma patient, Alyssa Divers. Alyssa was a dancer who faced the same limb salvage surgery as Ann with grace and bravery. Alyssa continued to dance in spite of the titanium which now took the place of her bones. After a recurrence was discovered, Alyssa’s leg was amputated and she was put on a clinical trial, which failed. When Hospice was called in, Ann and her team of friends and family (the first Agents) arranged a three day experience in NYC for Alyssa and her family. A luxurious hotel – The Surrey, The Rockettes, Mary Poppins on Broadway, American Girl Doll on 5th Ave and the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with VIP Passes were hers were hers to enjoy with her family. Two weeks later on December 31, 2012, she passed from this life. The missions kept coming, and so MIB Agents was founded.
MIB Agents is a 501c3 nationwide nonprofit organization that provides direct pediatric patient support, end of life missions, the only annual osteosarcoma conference and funds meaningful and impactful osteosarcoma research funding that is voted on first by our scientifici advisory committee, then by the the community of patients and physicians that attend the MIB Agents FACTOR conference. MIB Agents across the country Make It Better for kids with osteosarcoma.
MIB Agents are everywhere across the country, endeavoring to Make It Better for kids with #osteosarcoma.