Who we are and What we do
Founded in 2015, the Ian Supra Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Orlando, Florida, that provides pediatric cancer patients with wishful experiences free of cost and financial assistance.
No child should ever have to worry about fighting for their life and neither should their family. We aim to offset the heavy emotional burden cancer takes on a family by sponsoring moments and memories that all children deserve to have. Whether it's a week long getaway at Walt Disney World, a trip to see snow in New York City, or a surprise Christmas in July party at the children's hospital - our goal is to provide happiness and hope to the childhood cancer community. The Ian Supra Memorial Foundation has worked with more than 100 children fighting cancer in Central Florida. Our work is made possible by the support of generous donors, family, friends and community partners.
The Ian Supra Mission: Support children, both emotionally and financially, who are battling cancer in Central Florida
Help us make Ian's dream of changing the lives of kids with cancer come true today!
Ian Supra was an All-American athlete at Dr. Phillips High School and only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal, liver and lung cancer in 2014. After his diagnosis, an outpouring of support from the community helped give Ian the strength to fight every day. Fundraisers were organized all over the country and over 50 fellow classmates shaved their heads with Ian when he began to lose his hair due to the side effects of chemotherapy.
Throughout his own battle with cancer, Ian found strength in helping others fighting cancer as well. After seeing a local news story about a 4-year old boy with an inoperable brain tumor, Ian made it his mission to get in contact with the family and eventually create a nonprofit organization that gives back to others in the pediatric cancer community. Unfortunately, on November 24th, 2015, Ian lost his battle with cancer but throughout his fight he showed us what being #SupraStrong truly meant. Although he was not able to see his nonprofit organization officially come to life, it was founded to carry on the legacy he built and continue his dream of supporting children with cancer.