The Tomorrow Fund
About The Tomorrow Fund
The Tomorrow Fund was founded in 1985 to ease the traumatic financial and emotional stress of childhood cancer. Their founders – a group that included medical personnel and parents of children with cancer–recognized that, in addition to the very best medical care, children with cancer and their families need financial and emotional assistance to cope with the overwhelming challenges of this insidious disease.
At the time of their founding, children with cancer at Rhode Island Hospital shared space with adult oncology patients. The dream of having a local oncology clinic dedicated solely to the treatment of children became a reality with the opening of The Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1995. The Clinic is widely recognized for its outstanding medical treatment and its compassionate approach to children and their families.
The Tomorrow Fund fulfills their mission through three major programs:
- Direct financial and emotional assistance to families and children in treatment
- Support for The Tomorrow Fund Clinic
- Outreach to inform the community about the effects of childhood cancer
Lax & Co.'s Ryan Alan Lax with Lisa Abbenante, The Tomorrow Fund Executive Director presenting the proceeds form the October 2017 Ice Cream Social fundraiser.