How you can get involved

If you want to support DMF, there are various ways to do it. You can volunteer for events or fundraisers, donate money to aid their activities, or simply spread the word to your friends and family. Every bit of support helps make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer.


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.

our vision

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.

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