Groundbreaking News

Dear Friends, We have just received incredibly exciting news from a doctor whose research was funded by IFF, Dr. Mark Souweidane at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Results from a groundbreaking study led by Dr. Souweidane and published in the esteemed Lancet Oncology promises a true beginning of a cure for [...]

Hope is a Powerful Weapon

Ask any leader or expert in the field of pediatric neuro-oncology, and they’ll tell you that we are currently amidst the most exciting time in the history of pediatric brain tumor research and drug discovery.[1] Yet, according to the CDC, pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and young adults [...]

Help IFF on #Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.  Join IFF and thousands of charities around the world who will come together for one purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  Your donation to IFF on #GivingTuesday will help fund more research for more children.  Or, looking for other ways to Get Involved with IFF? CLICK [...]

THANK YOU To All Who Attended The Evening of Inspiration!

The 9th annual Evening of Inspiration was an incredible success thanks to the generosity, friendship and support of so many.  IFF would like to thank all those who joined us for a successful evening raising funds to support pediatric brain tumor research. It was a beautiful evening filled with friends, family and you - our [...]

IFF to Honor Bernie & Billi Marcus at 2016 Evening of Inspiration

IFF is proud to announce they will honor Billi and Bernie Marcus for their unwavering support of Ian’s Friends Foundation at the 2016 Evening of Inspiration.  Businessman and philanthropist, Bernard “Bernie” Marcus, is best known as the co-founder of Home Depot. Together with his wife, Billi, they founded The Marcus Foundation which operates exclusively for charitable, educational, and [...]

Our Sponsors Mean Everything to IFF

Every year, the success of our annual fundraiser, the Evening of Inspiration, is made possible through the generous contributions of our sponsors. From our 2016 Presenting Sponsor, Audemars Piget, to the many large donations of family foundations and individuals, IFF is forever grateful for their support.  Numerous local and national organizations including, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Iberia [...]

The Greatest Gifts

Ian's Friends Foundation receives donations from a variety of supporters both big and small. We are grateful for each and every supporter, especially those in our hometown of Atlanta. Two projects, in particular, are raising funds specifically for IFF by dedicated young individuals who are preforming extraordinary deeds to help kids with pediatric brain tumors. [...]

Childhood Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline Except for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Below is a press release from CBS News detailing a CDC report on the decline in deaths from childhood cancer. While this is great news for many types of cancers, sadly, the data shows brain cancer is the now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S.  The rate of death from brain cancer for children [...]

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective [...]

IFF Performance Report

We are proud to present the first Ian’s Friends Foundation Performance Report, which highlights our impressive accomplishments from 2015.  Ian’s Friends Foundation (IFF) experienced another pivotal year where once again our core mission, to undertake and support research initiatives that focus on developing new methodologies for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors, was fulfilled. In [...]