Charity Spotlight | Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF)

Did You Know… 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Two out of every eight children will relapse. This means that chemotherapy will not work for them in the long term.

ENF’s Story

Two years after losing their precious son, Emilio, Richard and Diane Nares started the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF). The goal of the foundation is to assist families with children who are battling childhood leukemia and other forms of childhood cancer.

What They Do

ENF provides programs and services for low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer in San Diego. Our flagship program, Ride with Emilio, is a transportation service, taking families to the hospital for their child’s chemo, radiation, or other important medical appointments.

  • Ride with Emilio: ENF’s flagship program is a transportation service, which ensures that no children miss a cancer treatment due to lack of transportation.
  • Loving Tabs Healing T-Shirts: “Loving Tabs” are $30 each and only available at a handful of pediatric hematology/oncology centers in San Diego and Orange Counties, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. ENF’s “Loving Tabs” are modern t-shirts designed with snaps on the shoulder and sleeve to facilitate access to medication for children with cancer.

The Impact of Donations

$50 = 1 ride
$100 = 2 rides
$250 = 4 rides
$500 = 7 rides
$1000 = 14 rides

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Crafts Coordinator
  • Office Help
  • Special Events

Watch the below video to learn about CNN Heroes’ Feature on Richard Nares, Executive Director of ENF. Visit today to get involved with this incredible organization.

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