2012 5K

The Kevin Cain Memorial Foundation

Helping People Fight Cancer

About KCMF

Kevin CainThe Kevin Cain Memorial Foundation (KCMF) was established in April 2006 in memory of Kevin Cain, who lost his courageous battle with cancer in June 2005. Kevin is remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of others by coaching youth sports and volunteering his time for worthy causes. Despite his illness, he continued to coach and mentor children in the community. Kevin’s legacy of helping others continues through the work of the Kevin Cain Memorial Foundation.

Kevin and his wife Rose encountered other cancer patients while Kevin was undergoing treatment. They met many families experiencing financial strain while fighting cancer. A cancer diagnosis often means missed days from work, frequent doctor visits, insurance co-pays, and expensive medications. Despite seemingly adequate health insurance coverage, the financial toll of having cancer can be devastating to a family.

Referrals to the Kevin Cain Memorial Foundation are received from area medical professionals in Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as personal referrals from members of the community. By working closely with oncology staff and social workers who have insight into the hardship each person is facing, we can provide what is most helpful to each person. In addition to trying to meet the specific needs of each family, we also work to reach out to each referral request without delay. Our unique approach provides assistance in a way that is respectful of the dignity of each individual.

The feedback received from medical professionals, patients, and their families strengthens our belief that we are doing important work. The Kevin Cain Memorial Foundation is committed to providing cancer patients and their families compassion, respect, and ultimately, hope.


Our Most Important Annual Event - The Race

Our primary source of income is the Kevin Cain Make My Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, held on the streets of Havertown, Pennsylvania every April.

The Race has been a tremendous success over the years. The local community has embraced it as their mission – in 2015, we had over 1,000 participants and hosted one of the largest races in Delaware County.

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Our Activities

The Kevin Cain Memorial Foundation is committed to providing help for cancer patients and their families, while respecting the dignity of each person. Here are some examples of the assistance we have provided to over 1,000 families since 2005:

  • Bought supermarket gift cards so families dealing with cancer can buy food
  • Purchased a wig for a cancer patient who lost her hair
  • Bought gift cards to pharmacies to pay for prescription co-pays and medicines not covered by insurance
  • Delivered Thanksgiving dinners to families going through a difficult time
  • Paid for dental care that a cancer patient needed due to side effects from chemotherapy
  • Paid many overdue bills for heating, electric and water utilities
  • Provided money for a patient to purchase a lymphedema sleeve
  • Helped two families with travel expenses who needed to travel out of state for specialized cancer surgery and care
  • Provided money for a mother with cancer to replace her family's broken washer and dryer
  • Supplied gift cards for a mom with cancer who was out of work to buy Christmas gifts for her children
  • Purchased a new couch and recliner chair for family without living room furniture
  • Sent monthly checks to families so they can pay their bills