Emotional & Financial Support

109 families and countless other individuals helped. We have dispersed $860,735.45 in total. $240,866.50 of it is towards cancer research and trials.

How we Help

Local cancer beneficiaries receive financial support to help with medical bills, basic needs, bucket-list trips, educational trust, and so much more! Each beneficiary goes through an application process. If you know someone who could benefit from DMF, please fill out an application.

The Fight

Once you’re “in” you’re family. Many of our beneficiaries and their families participate in paying it forward. For those who have earned their right to rest, we fight in their memory.


WHO We Are

The Denise Marie Flaherty Memorial Foundation (DMF) is a 501c3 organization that honors the memory of Denise Flaherty and supports individuals affected by cancer, including those undergoing treatment, survivors, and their families. DMF’s first Golf and Dinner Gala was held in New Jersey in 2003. Since then, we have grown to host 5 annual events in Ohio, New Jersey, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas. These events are now the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, and we are grateful for the support of our donors and sponsors.

How you can get involved

If you would like to get involved with DMF, there are several ways to do so. You can donate your time and volunteer for events, fundraisers, or other initiatives that support the organization’s mission. If you’re unable to volunteer, you can make a monetary donation to help fund the foundation’s activities. Additionally, spreading the word about DMF to your friends and family can help increase awareness and support for this important cause. Every contribution, big or small, can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by cancer.

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