LOWELL — Acting Superintendent Barry Golner reports that Cops for Kids with Cancer and the Lowell Police Department presented a $5,000 check to a city family with a child battling cancer.
The 17-year-old son of retired Lowell Police Officer Ed McMahon is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. The Lowell Police Department sponsored the family to receive support from Cops for Kids with Cancer, a well-known Massachusetts-based non-profit group that provides funds to families across New England who have children battling cancer.
“I want to express our gratitude to Cops for Kids with Cancer for supporting a Lowell family that is near and dear to our hearts here at the Lowell Police Department. I have known Ed personally for 40 years, ever since our days at Lowell High School together, and we then worked together for many years, including as partners in the old Belvidere Precinct with retired Officer Robert Sturtevant,” said Interim Superintendent Golner. “I am proud that our Lowell Police family has responded to help make the fight faced by a brother officer and his family a little less stressful.”
Funds from Cops for Kids with Cancer can be used for anything, and are meant to help families fill the many gaps in finances that a cancer diagnoses can create. Funds can be used to help with medical bills, or more routine costs such as transportation or household needs that can often be overlooked when medical bills pile up.
Any police department in New England can sponsor a family with a child battling cancer. The organization now provides checks to eight families per month across New England.
Sal Mirabella, a board member from Cops for Kids with Cancer, presented the $5,000 check and thanked Lowell Police for sponsoring the McMahon family.
“We’re here to help families financially, so thank you to Lowell Police for submitting the McMahon family, and thank you to everyone who has donated to Cops for Kids with Cancer in the past. We can’t do it without your support,” Mirabella said.
“Thank you for what you do, for both our family and for many others,” said Ed McMahon. “This is a tough situation for our family, but the help and support is well-received. I appreciate it from my heart.”
About Cops for Kids with Cancer:
Cops for Kids with Cancer is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides funds directly to those involved in the care of children with cancer, with each family typically receiving $5,000. There are many organizations raising money for important research, but the goal of Cops for Kids with Cancer is to help the children and their caregivers through this most difficult crisis. Over the years, Cops for Kids with Cancer has given more than $4.75 million to 915 families with children battling cancer. To learn more, visit: https://copsforkidswithcancer.org/.