Together We Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Those who Need Us.


"Not all of us can do great things. 

But we can do small things with Great Love"

About Us

Our Team

Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to  helping others. 

There are many ways that you can participate.

Think  you would be a good fit? Contact us Today to find out more.

Our History

 The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund was created when Capital Region residents, Joyce and Hank Maddalone, parents of 14 children of Glenville, N.Y. were going through the stressors that accompany  cancer. 

Joyce was diagnosed in 2012 with a rare cancer called Sex Cord-Stromal Tumor, a form of Uterine cancer.  In 2018, Hank, her husband of 55 years was also diagnosed with cancer  

(in April 2019 Hank lost his battle to Liver cancer).


Joyce’s eldest child and Executive Director of The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund, Terra Maddalone-Ristau shares: “My parents have devoted their lives to others and now that they find themselves stricken with cancer, it is no different. 

They do not want others in their community with cancer to have to worry about unexpected costs due to their treatment and have asked that a fund be created to help alleviate those worries. 

The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund was formed to fulfill their wish.”

Our Goals

 The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund works to raise awareness of others in our community with cancer.

We look to alleviate the financial worries that come along with this disease for those in the Capital District of New York.

Help Our Cause

Your Generous Donation will stay within the Capital District, N.Y. to assist those with cancer.

Contact us for more information on making a donation.

The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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