The mission of the AYJ Fund is to bring smiles to kids with cancer, to keep them connected to friends and school through technology, and to support the research of Gliomatosis Cerebri and other brain cancers to find the cures.
The fund is dedicated to Anna Yan Ji Arabia who bravely lived with Gliomatosis Cerebri for three and a half years, was treated with the best medical care available at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber, and became an angel at 16 years old on Valentines Day 2013, filled with love and grace.
The AYJ Fund was a sponsor the 1st International Gliomatosis Cerebri Conference at Curie Institute in Paris in 2015 and is thrilled to be a lead sponsor for the 2nd Gliomatosis Cerebri Conference at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
We have remained active in keeping families connected, participating in monthly international conference calls of GC families, and our GC Connections Facebook page, and supported the development of the Gliomatosis Cerebri Global website and the GC Registry. The AYJ Fund has supported GC research at Dana-Farber, Weill Cornell and the Institute of Cancer Research. We are committed to continuing to fund critical research to increase the knowledge of GC and to move effective treatments forward.
We are very grateful to each of you who are participating in this conference, and we thank you for the work you do each day for our families who have been tragically touched by a diagnosis of Gliomatosis Cerebri, and to one day be able to provide safe and effective treatments to those who receive this diagnosis.
Join the advocacy and become part of the community that was established to support groundbreaking research in finding a cure for Gliomatosis Cerebri. Partners are either family touched by Gliomatosis Cerebri or foundations supporting the same cause. Click below to learn how to join the community.