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AT&F is proud to sponsor Prayers From Maria

Ken Ripich, Executive Vice President of AT&F, recently coordinated a donation to Prayers From Maria – a foundation dedicated to providing childhood cancer patients with the support they desperately need, by reversing the tragic lack of funding and fueling the most meaningful brain cancer research for kids. The rate of curable childhood brain tumors is much lower than that for many other types of cancer. The general public is largely unaware of the magnitude of this disease.

AT&F is committed to making the world a better place both inside the world of metal fabrication and out of it. By donating to Prayers From Maria, AT&F hopes to make a contribution to alleviate the suffering of children and families who struggle with childhood glioma tumors. The current scope of research is severely underfunded, and thus, every contribution makes an impact on generating hope. AT&F is one of many organizations that wishes to end deadly childhood brain tumors by funding more research and raising awareness.

Ken Ripich said of the contribution, “We have a number of important core values at AT&F including ‘Run To It’ – we are delighted to support Prayers From Maria, and our good friends the McNamara family, as we all ‘Run To It’ looking for a cure for childhood brain cancer.”          

Prayers From Maria is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas; raising public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and their families who deal with the hardships of this disease.
Whether you are an individual, group, school or business, there are many ways to get involved. From becoming a volunteer or planning your own fundraiser to sponsorship of our events or field--there is something for everyone. Please visit for more information on this organization and to make your own contribution.