About Us

To Find a Cure For Pediatric Brain Tumors

Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope

Rachael age 12Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope Foundation was started November 1, 2007 and is built on the dreams and the memory of Rachael Newton.  Rachael was only 14 years old when she passed away.

After her diagnosis Rachael made earrings with grey ribbons and sold them to give the money to her doctors. She didn’t want other children to have to go through what she had to go through and her foundation is a continuation of that dream.  We quickly found an ally in the fight with The Brain Tumor Institute which was established at Children’s National Medical Center by the same doctors who saw Rachael Through her most difficult times.  RROH will continue to raise the awareness of pediatric brain tumors and fund research into treatments and hopefully one day find a cure for this devastating disease.

Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope Foundation is an IRS 501©3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the research of the Brain Tumor Institute and building awareness of pediatric brain tumors.

The money that is raised through Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope either by donations or our fundraising events is designated for pediatric brain tumor research.  The foundation does what it can to keep the money going where it is designated by keeping our expenses to a minimum. The foundation is run out of the home, so we don’t have building expenses, utility bills, or other normal office expenses.  All of our board members are volunteers, no one receives a paycheck for what they do, and we do this because we are passionate about the foundation and its mission.  We work very hard to keep the expenses of our events low by getting as much as we can donated, finding the best prices and sponsors for things we can’t get donated.  So after any expenses are paid we then write a check directly to the Brain Tumor Institute.

Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope Foundation is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization with low overhead costs, to ensure that more than .85 of every dollar raised goes toward fighting childhood cancer.

All donations are tax-deductible under current IRS rules and regulations regarding deductions to the fullest extent of the law.

What We Do

·         Funding research at the Brain Tumor Institute as they search for medically viable treatments of pediatric brain tumors.

·         Providing resources such as links on our website to other cancer related websites for patients and parents.

·         Continued Growth constantly learning, developing and implementing new and better ways to further our mission and the foundation.

Our Research Focus

Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope Foundation is partnered with the Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National Medical Center.  We support their research for new and better pediatric brain tumor treatments, such as “biologics” that will be safer, more targeted and less invasive alternatives to traditional chemotherapies.  For more information about the research being done at the BTI check out our “meet the Brain Tumor Institute” tab.

Mission Statement:

Rachael’s Ribbons of Hope Foundation is founded by family and friends of Rachael Newton.  Our mission is to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research and heighten public awareness of this devastating disease in the hopes of finding a cure.

Our goals are to host fundraising events that both heighten public awareness and raise funds for research.  The foundation has accomplished great strides since its inception in 2007, we are working hard to continue growing and finding new ways to raise awareness not only locally but nationwide.