The Lawrence A. Martucci Benefit, Corp. was founded in 2011 by Luana Martucci, sister of the late Lawrence Martucci. Luana, started this foundation in order to honor her brother who was diagnosed with a tumor at 4 years old and later died at the age of 6 years old in 1992, after battling two years of cancer, radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. Luana, never forgot what her brother went through and never wanted it to be forgotten. Luana and her family practically lived in a hospital for those two years. It felt as if every day her brother was being poked and prodded and in a constant state of agony. This is why research in prevention as well as a cure is so important, because at the end of the day never needing the treatment at all is the true goal.
MISSION: To support other local non-for-profit research groups in the search for a cure or prevention of pediatric cancers.
GOAL: Every year to plan events that will allow for proceeds to be donated to the Children’s Cancer Research Group through 1Voice Foundation, a non-for-profit research facility that is has its lab located at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. It’s research director is Dr. Cameron Tebbi, local oncologist that works out of Tampa General Hospital with current pediatric cancer patients every day. In addition, they will continue to have committee members who are non-paid volunteers and strive to have has much as possible donated to our events in an effort to raise the most towards pediatric cancer research.
The Lawrence A. Martucci Benefit Corp. is a Florida Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please contact us directly for tax exemption information.
The Lawrence A. Martucci Benefit Corp. is taking an active roll in supporting non-for-profit organizations researching vaccines to prevent and cure childhood cancers.