(Photos courtesy of The Morgan Center)

Nation’s First PreK For Children With Cancer Holds 20th Graduation Ceremony 

Congrats, graduates!

The Morgan Center (TMC), a preschool program for children with cancer, recently hosted a special 20th graduation ceremony. The remarkable event honored 15 courageous young preschoolers battling cancer. At this special NY ceremony, the graduates walked in to “Pomp and Circumstance” wearing white caps and gowns to receive their diplomas. The celebration included the children laughing, singing, and dancing throughout the ceremony. The commencement was attended by family members, supporters, and community leaders.

“This graduation ceremony is an emotional day for these children and their parents,” said Nancy Zuch, co-founder and director of The Morgan Center. “Today is an unforgettable milestone as these children graduate and move on to the next steps in their education and their lives,” Zuch said.

As a special surprise, the 2024 TMC graduates were joined by TMC alumni, some from The Morgan Center’s very first graduating class of 2004, from twenty years ago.

Wearing their graduation caps and their college shirts the alums were an inspiration to all, especially this year’s preschool graduates battling cancer and their families.

Big smiles all around!

“We are grateful to have these TMC alums join us on this very special day,” said Rod Zuch, co-founder of The Morgan Center. “Seeing our TMC graduate alumni grow up and complete college fills us all with pride and hope. These young adults are proof of the bright and healthy future ahead for TMC preschoolers.”

For 20 years, The Morgan Center program has been provided free of charge to preschool-age children battling cancer. All operating expenses are covered by private donations and fundraising.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost to run The Morgan Center program has skyrocketed. This year, The Morgan Center has grown to help a record number of preschool-age children battling cancer.

TMC needs additional financial support and monetary donations to continue to operate the program. The Morgan Center welcomes all donations and support; please visit to donate.

Information courtesy of The Morgan Center.

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