JR Schoen was a wonderful 9 year old boy who lost his battle with a brain tumor in 2008. Family and friends started the JR Schoen Memorial Foundation, Inc. to keep the spirit of this vivacious and precious boy alive.
The mission of the foundation is to provide research funding that will aim to find the cause and the cure for aggressive brain tumors found in children and those similar tumors found in adults. In addition to research, the Foundation will support the care and comfort of those children inflicted with life-threatening illnesses, including but not limited to hospice-type services designed to fit the needs of pediatric patients and their families. The Foundation will also contribute to other not-for-profit programs that honor JR Schoen’s memory and enrich the lives of children and their families.