On November 22, 2010, 7-year-old Joey Keller (pictured above) was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a highly malignant primary brain tumor that originates in the cerebellum. Joey lost his battle two years later. Joey fought with the spirit and attitude that amazed and inspired family, friends and even caregivers. Those who have been affected in one way or another by Joey banded together to form what is now the Heroes Foundation’s Team JOEY fund.
The Team JOEY fund is one of the many ways the Heroes Foundation serves the Indiana cancer community. Named in memory of a young cancer fighter named Joey Keller, Team JOEY’s mission is to fight pediatric cancer by funding pediatric cancer research, and to support young cancer patients and their families.
Then cancer fighter Piper Lyon (now a cancer survivor!) and her mother Kim Lyon, along with Kelly Canada representing the Heroes Foundation’s Team JOEY fund, together show you one way the Heroes Foundation carries out this mission of support.
$30K Committed to Dr. Jennifer Belsky, a pediatric oncology clinical researcher at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. With the research gift, Belsky will be able to advance her research on decreasing the detrimental side effects children and teens experience while undergoing cancer therapy.
500+ LEGO sets delivered in 2022 to Riley Hospital (Indianapolis), Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital (Indianapolis) and Luthern Children’s Hospital (Fort Wayne).
$50K Gift completed to remodel a patient room at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.