In November 2015, Mark was diagnosed with Stage IV Oesophageal Cancer. From that moment he did everything he could in an effort to be with his family for as long as possible. He was always a fighter, and his approach to his illness was no different. Forever the optimist, Mark fought this disease with the most admirable strength and positivity.
He passed on the morning of July 31st, 2017. Mark was a devoted father, husband, brother and son. He touched the lives of many, whether it be through work, friends, or his regular martial arts classes.
As the largest non‑government funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. Donations made to this memorial will be granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – thank you for helping fund research just for them.