Dedicated to raising awareness and funds for pediatric and adult brain tumor and cancer research

Thank you! Because of you, we were voted StayClassy’s Charity of the Year, Washington DC, 2010

Established as a 501(c)(3) not for profit public charity in 2001

Donated over $1.3 million to pediatric and adult brain tumor and cancer research since inception.

Beneficiaries include:

Duke University’s Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center
Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, Pediatric Research
UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery
Cedars Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Neurosurgery
Ohio State University’s Department of Neurosurgery
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Philadelphia
National Brain Tumor Society
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Musella Foundation
Healing Brain Trust
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Prevent Cancer
Ewings Foundation of Canada
Band of Parents-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
CURE ATRT Now-Dana Farber Cancer Center
Hackensack University Children’s Medical Center
Texas Children’s Hospital
Children’s National Medical Center

Initiated the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade campaign, unifying the brain tumor community. Over 106 not for profits and over 497 individual members committed to raising awareness and funds towards a cure!

Represented at Stand Up 2 Cancer in Hollywood in 2008 and 2010 and 2012.

Daily one on one support and resources provided to survivors, newly diagnosed patients, and caregivers

Numerous press via newspapers, magazines, news programs, television and radio in DC metro area, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

Current/Past Fundraising events include:

Heroes of Hope Golf Tournament, Lansdowne, VA

Cooking up a CURE cookbook

Heroes of Hope Race for Research, Los Angeles, CA

Larry Burns Memorial Monte Carlo and Mardi Gras Gala, VA

Kids Helping Kids Lemonade Stand, Ashburn, VA

Getting Happy Bout a Cure, Phila, PA

Phi Gamma Nu Spring Walk to End Brain Tumors, Pen State University

LA Boxing, Punch-Out Event

Fashion for a CURE ~ Thank you, Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, and Designer Don O’Neill


Ongoing local fundraisers in Loudoun County, VA, and Philadelphia, PA

Produced the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade public service video, featuring ex-Washington Redskins Linebacker Marcus Washington, and top doctors from Duke, UCLA, and Johns Hopkins.

Produced the Rock the Ribbons Video to encourage everyone to “do their part” in the war against all cancer!

Voted StayClassy’s Charity of the Year, Washington DC, 2010

Foundation President, Lisa Millar, awarded the “Community Builder Award” from the Grand Lodge of the Masons from the Commonwealth of Va, Nov. 2010

Foundation President, Lisa Millar, featured Philanthropist, I Am Modern Magazine, Spring 2010

Foundation President, Lisa Millar, received a “Visionary Award of Excellence” from UCLA’s Dept of Neurosurgery, 2008

Scientific Advisory Board comprised of Dr. Henry Friedman, Duke University; Dr. Darrell Bigner, Duke University; Dr. Allan Friedman, Duke University; Dr. Sean Grady, University of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Linda Liau, UCLA

City of Los Angeles and Councilman Dennis Zine present Lisa with an award from the city for her tireless efforts, 2012

Penn State Alumni Service Award in November 2014