Welcome to The Izzy Foundation

donate1The Izzy Foundation provides services and support to those families with children who have debilitating diseases.  The Foundation hopes to help families live, love, laugh and play.  The Izzy Foundation is a nonprofit organization [501(c)(3)] based in Providence, RI.

To find out more about The Izzy Foundation upcoming events click here.

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3rd Annual “Fore Izzy” Golf Tournament

June  15th, 2015 at the Wannamoisett Country Club, Rumford, RI

Click here for Registration and Sponsorship information.

The 4th Annual Izzy Gala – “Imagine Indigo”

September 26th, 2015 at The Providence Biltmore.

Click here for tickets, hotel accommodations and Sponsorship information.

 The Izzy Car has arrived!izzy car

Thank you everyone for joining us at our 4th Annual Feb Fest at The Roger Williams Park Casino!!  You helped us raise money for the Izzy Scholarships!!  It was so exciting when the Izzy Car arrived and the engine roared and rumbled!  Between now and the 2015 Izzy Gala on September 26th The Izzy Car will be at various events, such as the Annual Izzy Golf Tournament on June 15th.  BE IZspired!!  Help us fill The Izzy Car with signatures and help children with cancer and their families.  You can sign The Izzy Car for just $10.00!!   At the Izzy Gala we will auction an opportunity to ride in the Izzy Car at a Rusty Wallace Racing Experience event!!

 The Izzy Foundation Scholarshipizzyscholarship2014

In 2014 The Izzy Foundation awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 11 young people who have been affected by cancer. Our Feb Fest Wine Tasting event raises funds to support the Izzy Foundation Scholarship program.  The scholarships are presented to the recipients at the Annual Izzy Gala in September.

For information regarding The Izzy Foundation Scholarship and application process click here.

 


Izzy’s Story

Izzy’s Story and The Izzy Foundation……

                  Be Inspired!

Izzy was diagnosed with Stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma two weeks after her first birthday. She was able to earn her angel wings in just two short years. During those two years, Izzy inspired her parents, her family, her friends and countless others to live, love, laugh and play. Through her grace and determination, we saw a glimpse of just how beautiful life can be. Izzy has inspired us to continue with that philosophy through the Izzy Foundation. Initially created to defray the costs of her own stem-cell transplant in Germany, the Foundation now seeks to provide services and support to those families with children who have debilitating diseases. The Izzy Foundation is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3) designation] founded in Providence, RI. Donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

A little more about Izzy

Isabelle Marie Wohlrab has an older brother, an older sister, and ‘a baby brother.’ Despite chemotherapy, radiation and three surgeries, her first year of treatment was rather ‘normal.’ Izzy grew and played just like any other 18 month old. By her second birthday, Izzy had developed a sense of self and awareness typically seen in children much older. The word ‘no’ was seldom heard from her lips. Soon after her second birthday, Izzy had memorized a few of her favorite books and was able to recite them back to us. In addition, she would sit at a table, tongue sticking out of her mouth in concentration, and color within the lines for an hour at at time. By her third birthday, Izzy had undergone more surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation than many adults can tolerate. Despite the battle within her body, Izzy continued to smile, laugh, and entertain. She had the uncanny ability to create a dance party with groups of people from all ages and backgrounds on the spur of the moment. Nobody was immune from Izzy walking over, grabbing their hand, and pulling them up to dance… usually to Justin Bieber! ‘Inspired by Izzy’ became a rallying cry for people all over the world. It is because of her life that we hope that everyone Iz and Alwayz will be Inspired by Izzy. 

To see more pictures of Izzy or follow her daily-blog during her treatment, visit www.kyletina2009.com.