The Foundation was created in 1994 as a loving memorial to three year-old Emily, who lost a courageous 11 month battle against an inoperable brainstem tumor. The Foundation has enjoyed a consistent, heart-warming response in financial and volunteer support, and over the years we have received many thousands of contributions from generous individuals and corporations.
The Foundation pays no salaries, office rent, or fundraising commissions. Except for routine operating expenses like postage, all of the funds we raise are used exclusively for pediatric medical research and supportive services projects that we believe can ameliorate or help find cures for serious childhood diseases. The Foundation places a special emphasis on providing funds for pediatric brain tumor research and supportive services, and we are one of a very few American organizations raising money for that purpose. Through 2003 the Foundation has made more than $825,000 in grants.
The Foundation is a way to honor Emily, and other children who fight bravely against tremendous odds, by a concerted effort to raise funds to support those who will find cures and provide needed supportive services for seriously ill children.
We hope that you will join in that effort, by giving your generous support. Thank you for your consideration.