More Courageous Together

Dedicated to funding cancer research and patient care, and supporting families in challenging medical situations, the Mario Lemieux Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that gives others a chance to win the battles they face.

Cancer Research

Since our founding, we’ve been focused on finding a cure for cancer by funding research. Through ongoing projects at the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers, the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center, and the Mario Lemieux Immunotherapy Center, we support research that translates to clinical trials and innovative therapies that save lives.

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Cancer Research

Cancer Research

Since its founding, the Mario Lemieux Foundation has been focused on finding a cure for cancer by funding research. Through ongoing projects at the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers, the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center, and the Mario Lemieux Immunotherapy Center, we support research that translates to clinical trials and innovative therapies that save lives.

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Patient Care

Patient Care

Through his own battle with cancer, Mario Lemieux learned how fragile life can be. He also came to recognize the resources that patients and their families need to navigate a cancer journey. Consequently, through the Foundation, Mario has forged a life-long commitment to offering hope and support to cancer patients who need it most. The Foundation’s ongoing Patient-care initiatives exemplify how channeling adversity into philanthropy can be a win-win.

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Austin's Playrooms

Austin's Playrooms

What would you do if you had three children: two healthy kids and one in the hospital with a threatening medical condition? That’s the experience the Lemieux family had when their son, Austin, was born premature in 1996. At that time, they had two toddlers and newborn Austin, who would spend 71 days in the NICU. Following their experience, Mario and Nathalie recognized the need to help other families who face challenging situations in medical facilities, and the idea for Austin’s Playrooms was born.

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Making a Difference

With a focused game plan and clear goals, the funds we raise together can have a game-changing impact on countless lives.

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$31M
Gifted to Cancer Research
and Patient Care
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Austin’s Playrooms Serving
Children and Families
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1.5 Million
Families, Patients and
Visitors Helped
How you can help

How You Can Help

Beating cancer is a team effort. When you join our team, you say ‘yes’ to using your time, talents, and resources to support Foundation initiatives. Together we can impact the future of research and clinical care and raise valuable funds for the patients and families who need our support. Welcome aboard.

  • Make a Contribution
  • Planned Giving
  • Lend a Hand
  • Create a Fundraiser
  • Club 66
  • Get the License Plate
  • and more!
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