Emerge into Excellence



Vision: Through a holistic approach to wellness, establish and inspire a supportive community for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones.


Mission: To stand up for, strengthen and empower the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of those impacted by cancer.

Purpose: To provide resources and financial aid to families negatively affected by the tensions, hardships and costs brought on by cancer.


“People really don’t become whole until they become a part of something that’s bigger than themselves.” – Jim Valvano



Message from Mark Glicini, Founder & President:

“The word foundation has three definitions: an underlying basis or principle, the load-bearing part of a building and the action of establishing an institution or organization on a permanent basis, especially with an endowment. My aspirational intention for the Mark Glicini Meaningful Growth Foundation is to fulfill all three with a tribe of passionate people who seek to uplift others.

Like so many, cancer has had a profound impact on my life. It took the lives of my grandfather and uncle before I was born. For years starting in 2011, I stood by my mother’s side as she battled and overcame lymphoma. Her fortitude, unwavering support from loved ones and God’s will triumphed amid extreme adversity.

As the Mark Glicini Meaningful Growth Foundation embarks on a journey of endurance and togetherness against the trials and tribulations brought upon by cancer, I state: every inch of my heart is in this. Although we have not and may not win every fight, we will relentlessly strive to make an individual’s growth meaningful and to ensure his or her family feels cared for and supported.

Thank you for your love, God Bless!

The Mark Glicini Meaningful Growth Foundation, Corp. is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, as amended.