Strength in Giving

Strong for a Cure!

Our Mission at The WillStrong Cancer Foundation

The WillStrong Cancer Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support for research to bring more precise and effective treatments to children and young adults diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other high-risk leukemia.

Will Maniatis, for whom the foundation is named, lost his 14-month battle with AML in February, 2020. His family not only cared for Will but worked to identify treatments that might help save him from this devastating disease. Along the way, they became painfully aware of the lack of research for high-risk leukemia and the lack of options for younger patients diagnosed with AML and other hard-to-treat blood cancers.

WillStrong will work to fill the funding gaps that impact the scope and pace of much-needed research. Our vision is to help shift the landscape for those diagnosed with AML and other high-risk leukemia so they can not only SURVIVE their diagnosis but THRIVE!

In loving memory of our son and brother, William Maniatis. 2004-2020

Strength in Giving, Strong for a Cure

Childhood cancer rates are on the rise; young cancer patients are in great need for more curative options for their unique subtypes of cancer. Donations to WillStrong strengthen our ability to fund critical research and bring more curative and less destructive treatment options forward for kids, teens and young adults fighting cancer.

Will Maniatis, for whom the foundation is named, lost his 14 month battle with AML in February, 2020

Be #WillStrong for a cure!

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.