The Foundation is a public charity governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who are recruited for their passion, expertise and experience that broadens the reach and scope of the foundation. The 2017 Board is comprised of thirteen dedicated individuals whose responsibility is the fiscal viability and strategic vision of the organization.
The Tyler Robinson Foundation is based on a very simple premise – families affected by pediatric cancer have to be brave every day. TRF helps them stay brave, providing relief through networking support and financial assistance so that families and patients can focus on what matters most, hope for their future. It is uplifting and, at the same time, incredibly humbling to be a part of this group of people who have taken on the challenge of cancer’s unseen costs.
I started on this path through a chance encounter with someone impacted by it. It's impossible to be unmoved by kids struggling with a disease that can feel so incomprehensible and overwhelming. And yet, the courage and positive outlook they and their families embody is astounding. I can think of nothing more gratifying than finding a family who feels like they've had their whole world turned upside down and giving them the support, resources, and love they need to sustain them in and beyond their trial.
Tyler’s story of courage in the face of cancer inspired me to get involved with TRF; and the courage and strength of all of our TRF families continues to inspire me every single day. Children who are battling cancer are among the bravest and most resilient children I know. I am so proud to be a part of TRF because I know our TRF families will get emotional and financial support which is tailored to their individual needs. The TRF board members, staff and volunteers are incredibly dedicated, intelligent and compassionate.
It is so inspiring to be a part of this amazing foundation and to share what it represents with others. The wonderful people and hearts behind it every step of the way continue to help the families that are courageously giving everything they have emotionally and financially to the children that are fighting their battle with cancer.
Throughout my health care career, I’ve witnessed the devastating impact when a child is stricken with cancer. In my own family, our young son endured numerous surgeries due to a challenging health condition, therefore I know firsthand the personal struggles a family can face. The support provided by TRF is heaven-sent, and provided to assist in helping these families by supporting them so they may concentrate on their child and focus on their recovery, while also strengthening them financially and emotionally. This mission is something I’m proud and honored to be a part of.
How can I not be passionate about providing financial leadership and assistance to families knowing that they can focus on the greatest treasure that they will ever have… each other.
While any form of cancer can be frightening for both the patient and loved ones, for me, pediatric cancer taps into a darker emotion. Children suffering at such young ages is hard to understand. That the family must walk this path, both emotionally and financially, is wrong. TRF’s mission is to ease the financial burdens of families of children with pediatric cancer so that they can spend the maximum amount of time nurturing and loving their child, hopefully to recovery.
I believe strongly in preventing childhood cancer from destroying the child’s support group while it attacks the child. A large part of the cure is the continued love, reinforcement and companionship of the family and TRF helps protect and enforce these basic needs for recovery.
TRF truly understands the struggle and works endlessly to raise awareness and funds to help these struggling families. I’m a part of TRF because they give families hope!
TRF holds a special place in my heart. Pediatric cancer is a devastating illness, and the costs associated can financially cripple a family. I am so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the foundation. It is critical that the TRF families have the resources they need, so they can focus on their loved ones.
The Alintoff family: Scott, Jill, Geoffrey, and Naomi, are wholly immersed in their support of the TRF. They have advocated for pediatric cancer awareness in Washington DC and have played an active role in a number of events benefiting the foundation. Thirteen-year-old Geoffrey, a 2015 TRF Humanitarian award recipient, has raised more than $20,000 for the TRF and it doesn’t look like he will be stopping anytime soon.