Julia was born January 7, 2002. In 2014, at the age of 12 years old, she was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a terminal brain cancer.
During Julia’s first round of radiation, we learned a lot about pediatric cancer families. Many families had to take a leave of absence from work in order to care of their children. This often led to impossible financial situations, and often job loss.
It was Julia’s dream to find a way to help and better support these families. Even during the toughest times, she would always act silly to try and make others smile.
Julia fought valiantly throughout her journey. Sadly, the cancer came back with a vengeance and Julia lost her battle to Glioblastoma on January 14, 2016.
We decided to continue Julia’s legacy by helping other families affected by childhood cancer. Our family and friends rallied for us while we were fighting this beast. It is time for us to rally together and help other families going through this as well.
Julia’s Star Childhood Cancer Foundation was created by Julia's family in April 2016 to continue to raise awareness and offer emotional and financial support to families affected by childhood cancer. Contact us for more information or for ways to get involved.
Alex is Julia's mother and founder of the Julia's Star Foundation. Alex holds the Controller position at a local company. Alex is passionate about helping other families whose shoes she's been in and fund pediatric cancer research. Alex is also the liaison between the foundation and Hospitals/families that require assistance.
Jenevah is Julia's cousin. She works as an Account Manager for an ITSM software company. She loves dogs, eating incredible food, drinking expensive wine, riding motorcycles and working out.
We're looking for new board members who can help us spread awareness, and join us at events. If you're interested, contact us for more information!
Renee MBA, CPA is a Tax Manager at a local CPA firm. Renee rallied for the Passos family while Julia was going through treatments and mom was unable to work while caring for Julia.
Allyse is a tax senior at a local CPA firm. In her spare time, she does volunteer work for various charitable organizations and enjoys traveling.
Tammy has been a personal banker for over 39 years. She is responsible for performing intermediate duties and support related to branch operational activities, and financial services by processing all new account-related transactions.
Your contributions will help us continue to raise awareness and offer emotional and financial support to families affected by childhood cancer. All donations to the Julia's Star Foundation are tax deductible.