Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Hearts for Hanah Scholarship Fund

Established 2005

Hanah Rae Friel

Hanah Rae Friel

Hanah Rae Friel

Hanah Rae Friel

The Hearts for Hanah Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students entering fields of study that promote the well-being of children and who demonstrate a history of giving back to the community.

The fund was established to celebrate the life of Hanah Rae Friel. In July 2004, two-year-old Hanah Rae Friel was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.

She spent thirty-seven days at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During this time, she entered a clinical trial in conjunction with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This involved an intensive drug therapy program including chemotherapy, radiation and finally a stem cell transplant that occurred earlier that year.

According to her family, “Hanah’s spirit remains strong and her blue eyes continue to dance.” A website, www.heartsforhanah.org, has been launched to raise community awareness of childhood cancer.

(630) 896-7800

info@cffrv.org