The number of childhood cancer cases across America today continues to rise in a staggering manner each year. Knowing that numerous children are suffering from this debilitating disease was Milk Tyson’s biggest motivation when he created the non-profit organization Fighting All Monsters. He believes that families should be made to understand that they are not alone in fighting childhood cancer and that there are organizations like Fighting All Monsters that are willing to do what it takes to make a lasting impact on children with cancer, even if it means declaring all-out war against childhood cancer.
Guided by his daily mantra “Shut up and do something,” Milk Tyson believes that fighting childhood cancers necessitates an aggressive approach to bringing relief to families, including extraordinary methodologies and guns blazing. When he first arrived in Los Angeles to pursue his dreams, he encountered a family who ultimately became instrumental in changing his perspective and path in life. He spent the next three years his life immersing himself in the day-to-day routines of families who have a child battling cancer. It was during that season in his life that he realized his real purpose.
In 2018, armed with a vision to make a difference in the lives of numerous families who are quietly suffering from the burden of fighting childhood cancer on their own, Milk Tyson launched Fighting All Monsters. Unlike many well-meaning foundations across the country today, Fighting All Monsters does away with all the sophisticated fundraising galas and shortens the process of delivering relief to families battling cancer.
“We want readers to look at our non-profit in a different way. Every reader could make an impact,” Milk Tyson shared. “We want to be accessible to the general public and do so with a game plan of full transparency, human to human connection, and minimal bureaucracy. We are loud, but our voice is distinguished and rises above the noise of other non-profits because our actions are bold. We host in your face live giveaways, show off our favorite little superheroes, and have come out swinging, giving away more money and larger percentages of our resources directly to FAMilies, than other foundations who have been around for years have ever done,” he added.
Milk Tyson and Fighting All Monsters recently organized a phenomenal beach getaway for 60 moms from 30 different states. All of the flights were sponsored by United Recovery Project. More than 11 of them recently lost their children to cancer. The foundation brought them to Islamorada in Florida, where the participants were housed in 6 mansions courtesy of Keys Ocean Views. These hard working moms enjoyed a well-deserved break, from getting manicures to massages, facials, private chefs for catered meals, shopping, snorkeling, and paddleboarding, among others. A special night was also planned for the mothers who lost their children, where they released Chinese lanterns bearing notes for their children. The special event was called Letters to Heaven.
According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, an estimated 15,780 children between birth and 19 years old are diagnosed with childhood cancer each year in America. This also means that one in every 285 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer before they reach the age of 20. This reality is something that Milk Tyson wants to educate people about and that they can choose to help in their own little way.