FAQs

How did LBF get started?

The Lilabean Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research was formed in 2011. After Lila was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2009, Lila's parents, Nicole and Mike Giroux, were devastated. As the initial shock and panic settled, Nicole and Mike both wanted to harness their energy, time and fear into something positive for children, like Lila, battling this heartbreaking disease. The Giroux's formed LBF with the intention to accelerate research efforts to find a cure for pediatric brain tumor research. 

How can I donate to LBF?

You can donate online HERE or by mailing a check payable to the Lilabean Foundation to:

The Lilabean Foundation

105 Rockdale Drive

Silver Spring, MD, 20901

Is LBF a Non-Profit?

Yes, the Lilabean Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization

Tax Exempt # 45-4877388

How can I get more involved in LBF?

  • Volunteer – We always need more volunteers with new and innovative fundraising ideas. Please email info@lilabeanfoundation.com if interested.

  • Auction Items -Support our annual Fall Ball Auction- donate an item to be auctioned off- things which are unique and usually unobtainable are the best.

  • Sponsor us financially – when it comes down to it, funds are what is desperately needed. Your donation is always tax deductible and we have exciting new ways you can give! Check out our new Giving Circle and Corporate Partnerships Programs today! 

  • Spread the word – raising awareness about this horrible disease is half the battle- tell your friends and family about LBF. Share our website and Facebook page with everyone or host a fun event with your friends! 

What research has LBF Funded?

LBF has helped to fund a number of research projects over the last decade and is actively working to raise funds for exciting new opportunities with our partners. Read more about where the dollars raised go in our 2020 Impact Report

In addition to funding for research,  LBF created the Family Relief fund which has raised over $50,000 to-date that directly support brain cancer families in need. You can support those families today by donating here

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"

-Nelson Mandela

Help us make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with brain cancer.