Q: What is The PaulieStrong Foundation?

A: The PaulieStrong Foundation emerged from a 10 year old boy’s wish to raise money for his doctors by selling t-shirts. Paul never got a chance to see the thousands of #PaulieStrong t-shirts have been sold and worn nationwide. The PaulieStrong Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity founded in 2016 that raises awareness and funding for childhood cancer research in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Q: Who is Paulie?

A: Paul is the inspiration behind The PaulieStrong Foundation. Paul Ulysses Jimenez (2005-2016) was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer in October 2015. Paul passed away only 2 ½ months after his diagnosis. Paul was strong, he was funny, he was a friend to all who knew him. Paul was an amazing little boy with a heart of gold.

The PaulieStrong Foundation has raised more than $575,000 in our first 2 years and we are on our way to raising millions toward fulfilling Paul’s dream of finding less toxic treatments, and ultimately, a cure.

Q: What does my donation support?

A: When you support The PaulieStrong Foundation, be assured that you are making a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Through our partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Funding raised by The PaulieStrong Foundation allows doctors to continue their work in the labs, working to bring less toxic ,life saving treatments to children with cancer. This research provides hope for childhood cancer patients.

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?

A: Yes, we are a 501(c)3 non profit foundation, so your gifts are tax deductible.

Q: What is The PaulieStrong Foundation’s mission?

A: Our Mission is threefold: To raise awareness, advocate for change, and raise funding for pediatric cancer research. Together we can change the lives of children with cancer through impactful research, raising awareness, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.Q:

Q: What fundraising events does The PaulieStrong Foundation host?

A: Aside from participating in events such as Cycle for Survival and KidsWalk, The PaulieStrong Foundation hosts an annual Drive For a Cure Golf Outing & Fundraising Dinner. A full day event that begins with an 18 hole golf tournament and culminates with an evening fundraising dinner, complete with raffles and amazing silent auction items. Learn More at www.501Auctions.com/PaulieStrong

Q: What else besides funding does The PaulieStrong Foundation do to help kids with cancer?

A: The PaulieStrong Foundation does more than just raise funds. Walking the floor of a pediatric cancer hospital changes you forever. In 2016, we donated 12 new ipads to the pediatric department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. These devices will help kids to take their minds off of their treatments while they fight for survival. Over the past few years we have also honored Paulie’s birthday in March with The PaulieStrong LEGO Drive For Kids With Cancer and have donated over 1,000 brand new LEGO sets to the children in treatment.

Childhood Cancer Facts

  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19.
  • 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every day
  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19.
  • 7 children per day die from cancer.
  • One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
  • Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
  • Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long-lasting chronic conditions from treatment.
  • Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It is made up of 12 major types and over 100 subtypes.
  • Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded. Less than 4% of all cancer research funding goes to support pediatric cancers.