The Hare family’s world changed on Memorial Day weekend in 2016. A late-night trip to an emergency room led to a brain scan that revealed a tennis ball sized brain tumor that had finally put enough pressure on his brain to put him in critical condition requiring immediate surgery. Wyatt was rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and into emergency brain surgery.
Jack first started exhibiting signs of an unusual illness as a fourth grader in August 2008. After a series of tests over several months that culminated with brain surgery in May 2009, Jack was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor called mixed cell germinoma. Jack started 16 rounds of inpatient
The 5th annual Fall Ball was a tremendous success thanks to our wonderful community of supporters and friends. With almost 200 in attendance, the event raised over $110,000 for pediatric brain cancer research. This is our biggest fundraiser to date.
This September 333 kids (11 every day) will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. These 11 fingers are in honor of the 11 new families that have learned their child has a brain tumor.
On April 30th, we raised more than $4,000 at the St. Andrew Apostle 5K Spirit Run. For the third year in a row, this great community event at Lila’s school has helped us to raise awareness in the community while getting some exercise and raising much needed funds for childhood
On November 20, 2015 more than 170 children participated in the first Lilabean Foundation Dance-a-thon to raise money for pediatric brain cancer. The event was a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone! Participants reached out to friends, family members and neighbors raising more than $15,000! DJ Bobby
The Lilabean Foundation Dance-A-Thon Kids helping kids find a cure for pediatric brain cancer 1…2…3…DANCE! Our goal is for each participant to raise a minimum of $20 in pledges. Parents, family, neighbors and friends can sponsor a student by making a donation of any amount. All of the donations will
We are thrilled to announce that our “$6,000 in honor of Lila’s 6 year anniversary” fundraising campaign raised $13,500! We are so grateful for all of the donations, shares and prayers.
Help us reach our goal of $6,000 to fight pediatric brain cancer September is pediatric cancer awareness month. Six years ago this month, Lila was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Lila and the Lilabean Foundation need your help to raise $6,000 this month in honor of the 6 years
Thanks to our generous supporters, since The Lilabean Foundation began fundraising in 2012, we have raised over $275,000 all of which has been donated to The Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National Medical Center. See what your donations and support have helped fund!
The 4th Annual Fall Ball will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Wheaton Glen Ballroom.
In late September of 2009, sweet Lila was diagnosed with brain cancer. The doctors believe it is likely that she was born with this tumor. It is a multi-focal, Grade 2 astrocytoma.
The Dundon’s heart-wrenching encounter with brain cancer began when Jackson was only two and a half years old. His mom, Kristin, noticed something was different with his gait and he had become very clumsy.
As May is brain cancer awareness month and we prepare for the St. Michael’s Running Festival on May 16th, we are honored to introduce you to Jack Purssord.