In honor of Ethan Jostad, we have started a Foundation that is 501c3 organization solely support by individuals and businesses.
Our mission at the Ethan Jostad Foundations is to provide smiles to children faces battling cancer through toy packages, provide families with financial assistance, raise awareness of childhood cancer and fund research to help find a CURE.
One small activity we conduct is an on-going toy drive. We have asked for everyone to donate toys which in turn are shipped to children throughout the United States and also dropped off at our local hospital Rogue Valley Medical Centers Pediatrics floor. It brings us comfort knowing Ethan is bringing a smile to another child.
Through our Foundation and the memory of Ethan, we will also spread the awareness of childhood cancer. It is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15. On average 36 children and adolescences are diagnosed with cancer every day. Despite these facts the research provided for childhood cancer is underfunded. We know that it starts with awareness of which we will advocate through this website and our fundraising efforts.
Ethan had a huge smile and the ability to make friends with everyone, no matter what age. He brought people together and made a difference in their lives. He continues to do so through his Foundation. We will encourage and empower everyone to get involved and make a difference in childhood cancer.