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Mission Statement

Ronan and Maya

The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. We are currently fundraising to create a world-class neuroblastoma research and care center dedicated to funding both traditional and non-traditional treatments to reduce the number of children affected by this disease and increase survival rates.

Rationale

Pediatric cancer is the number one disease killer of children. Neuroblastoma is the fifth most common cancer in children, and tragically, less than half of these patients are cured. Neuroblastoma is the deadliest form of pediatric cancer. The Ronan Thompson Foundation believes that this fact is not acceptable. Children deserve betters odds and better outcomes. Children deserve a chance to live. They deserve to have the chance to grow up - something that so many of us take for granted.

Guiding Principles

The mission of The Ronan Thompson Foundation is to cure children with neuroblastoma. The Foundation raises funds for research that will find new and innovative ways to treat neuroblastoma, and ultimately, find a cure for this disease. The Foundation is also committed to raising awareness and providing education. With awareness comes funding, with funding comes answers, with answers, come a cure.

Personal Mission

The Thompson family lost Ronan Sean Thompson, the love of all their lives, to this disease. Ronan lived life with courage, laughter and love. He fought neuroblastoma with everything he had. Ronan's mama, Maya, made Ronan a promise. She promised Ronan that she would fight until people start listening, until survival rates improve, and until a cure is found. This is not an easy feat, and we need your help. Ronan did not deserve to die. No child does. In this day and age, the lack of awareness and funding for pediatric cancer is unacceptable.

Every child deserves a chance. Every child deserves to grow up. Every child deserves to live a long and beautiful life. Cancer robbed Ronan. We will be a voice for Ronan, a voice for every single child who is fighting this battle.

Thank you for your love and support. Thank you for believing that a love this strong will change the face of this disease. Thank you for wanting to be a part of our mission.