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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Our mission is to eradicate Ewing’s Sarcoma. We will remain vigilant to the needs of suffering adolescents and their families. We will provide university scholarships for students who have battled, or continue to battle, the disease. We will fund promising Ewing’s research. Our commitment is to empower young cancer survivors and warriors in varying stages of their journeys through inspiration, education, and eradication.

Programs: The purpose of 1 million 4 anna foundation is to raise funds for research to eradicate ewing's sarcoma and provide university scholarships for students who have or continue to battle the disease.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

After being diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma my step mom found the 1 Million 4 Anna foundation. When she had found this foundation and after I applied for the scholarship, I was welcomed into a family of people who just want to stop Ewing Sarcoma forever. Once I had received a scholarship from this wonderful foundation I soon learned what the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation was all about, from the researching for cures for cancer to giving scholarships to giving hope to every one they meet by letting them know that one day Ewing Sarcoma will be no longer the devastating illness it is today.

Mary432

Client Served

Rating: 5

We became aware of this amazing foundation when Emily started applying for college scholarships. She was awarded a scholarship and we were able to meet the amazing people behind 1M4A. The Basso family takes the fight against Ewings Sarcoma personally and invests themselves 100% through the research they financially support, the Anna's Closets at several children's hospitals, and in the kids they award scholarships to around the country. When Emily was diagnosed with Ewings in 7th grade, I didn't know what the future held. I didn't know if she would even get the opportunity to experience graduating high school or attending college. Cancer is scary and it changes your life and your family. While some of those changes aren't what you want, there are also many blessings that come out of that kind of trial. One of our biggest blessings has been to meet the Basso family and the amazing network of supporters and other families in different stages of this fight. We all come together as integral parts of 1M4A. It's not just a the scholarship Emily won, we all become one big family. We support each other. This network of families that have been helped by 1 Million 4 Anna become a database of knowledge and experience for the newest members who are learning to navigate the waters of having a child fighting Ewings. The college scholarship that Emily receives from 1M4A helps her attend The Ohio State University and is very appreciated, but I find tremendous comfort knowing this group is not just working to make college possible for these fighters, but they are tirelessly working with the goal of one day ending Ewings Sarcoma. I can't say enough to convey my thankfulness to the Basso family, their supportive and loving friends, and everyone touched by this group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity working to help Ewings Sarcoma warriors continue their fight. The head of the organization works tirelessly to "stock Anna's closet" with items for children fighting this horrible childhood cancer. She is constantly visiting families and bringing items for these kids and advocating for more funding for childhood cancers. She is relentless in her pursuit in research, as well as supporting Ewing's survivors through scholarships to continue their education. The charity is purely volunteers and a non-profit. I will fully support this charity until the day we can say we have eradicated the disease. Amazing charity.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served as a 1 Million 4 Anna board member since 2012 and continue to be amazed by the impact the organization has on AYA cancer community and in particular, families fighting Ewing's sarcoma. Anna's closets at 14 children's hospitals provide age appropriate gifts to young adults and teens in treatment. The foundation has awarded over 50 college scholarships and is funding important research at UT Southwestern with a $250,000 grant. The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation is volunteer based organization with no paid full-time employees. https://1million4anna.org/news-videos-15q4

Client Served

Rating: 5

1 Million 4 Anna has helped so many people young and old including myself. They have given so selflessly to so many in the form of gifts, time. scholarship, and so much love and support. The website is a great resource that has all information about upcoming events and what they are doing. As a nurse at Childrens Medical Center I often tell my patients about the foundation and give them the link to the website to go check out! Thanks to Carol and Dave for all they do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

1M4A is an incredible foundation that honors the memory of Anna Basso in so many ways. Funding research to someday eradicate Ewing Sarcoma is just one of the important endeavors this organization takes head on. This May, 1M4A granted 39 college scholarships to Ewing Warriors from across the country. The camaraderie witnessed between these warriors was truly inspiring. 1M4A also stocks Anna's Closets at 13 Children's Hospitals with age appropriate prizes for patients while they are enduring treatments. I am so honored to be a part of this foundation that is full of love and relentless ambition to find a cure for this cancer. I truly believe that Anna's foundation will be an integral part of the cure for Ewing's.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The 1 Million 4 Anna foundation does more than help struggling Ewing Sarcoma warrior’s students pay for their college tuition. 1 Million 4 Anna creates a family bond between each of us. When I was going through treatment I did not have the chance to meet anyone else with Ewing Sarcoma, maybe that’s a good thing. Applying for a scholarship and going to Texas and meeting the Basso family was a great turning point as I was finishing up my treatment last May. I attended a couple lunches with Ewing’s warriors, the Basso family, and friends. From that moment on I knew I did not just make friends, I made a family of people who are loving, caring, and will stop at nothing to see this horrid disease go away. Recently, I attended the Float On dinner in Texas and I was able to see another side of what 1 Million 4 Anna does; I saw a lab which 1 Million 4 Anna had given funds to, testing fish to try to develop new ways to stop tumor growth. Although I did not understand most of the scientific words that were being said as a group of warriors and our families were learning about the lab, I had hope. Seeing this lab and what the funding and the scientists were doing gave me hope that one day in my lifetime Ewing Sarcoma will not be what it is today, that Ewing Sarcoma will be gone forever.
Thank you Basso’s and everyone who contributes to make 1 Million 4 Anna what it is today.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization dedicated to supporting families of children battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a very aggressive childhood cancer. The One Million for Anna foundation raises money for research as well as awards scholarships to cancer warriors. The foundation also supports Anna's Closets throughout hospitals in North America to help comfort kids during their extended stay at the hospital.

The family who started this foundation works diligently to continue the fight against childhood cancer and does so to honor the memory of their daughter, Anna. This family works tirelessly to support this foundation. I am honored to be a volunteer of such an amazing organization.

Camilla2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the greatest people I know have done some of the greatest work I've seen. This is an amazing organization, doing everything and more to help eliminate Ewing's Sarcoma. In addition to funding research, this foundation grants scholarships to Ewing's warriors and survivors. Love love love!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our 8 year old son, Zachary, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in August 2015, we connected with Carol Basso through a recommendation from a friend and from the hospital. Connecting with Carol and David Basso and the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation has changed our lives forever. A cancer diagnosis for a child is the worst nightmare any parent can imagine, but the love, support, and guidance we received from the foundation throughout the 9 months of treatment were incredible and truly made us feel as though "we are not alone". Zachary was named the "1M4A VIP" for this year, which made him feel extra special. The fact that this foundation is 100% volunteer based was very important to us as we were requesting donations to be made by our family and friends and felt confident that the money was being used responsibly. The focus on the research and the fact that the foundation funded a project this year at UT Southwestern to support 5 researchers focusing on this specific disease and collaborating together as they research from different angles is something we are so proud of and will continue supporting. We pray our child never relapses and unfortunately we know other children/young adults that have and therefore there needs to be better/less toxic treatment and options. The focus on the college scholarships and supporting these young adults that have battled or are actively battling this disease is incredible. Because of 1M4A, we have a new extended family with members of that family right here in Dallas and across the country. We all are there for each other and know each others pain and fears. It is a special gift and we are thankful for the foundation in providing this to our family, and most importantly, to our son, Zachary.

Joanie4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing work...Today. Tomorrow. Until it is Gone.
I serve on the medical advisory board and have watched in awe as the foundation supports children, adolescents, young adults newly diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. The scholarships awarded to college students bring kids together from across the nation. The research funding is essential in finding ways to treat and cure. Lots of love to the supporters. #1m4a #floaton

Teresa89

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome organization that awards scholarships to college kids who have battled Ewings Sarcoma. This is a group that works diligently to win the battle against this disease.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

1 Million for Anna (1M4A) is a big player in the underfunded world of childhood cancer, specifically Ewing's Sarcoma. Its triad mission works TODAY (supporting current Ewing's warriors and their families in a multitude of ways) TOMORROW (awarding college scholarships to those who have battled a Ewing's diagnosis) and UNTIL ITS GONE (funding compelling research with the goal of complete eradication of Ewing's). It very effectively supports its mission through a professional and dedicated Board, which is as accountable to its fiduciary responsibility as it is to the Ewing's Warriors they ultimately serve. Audited financials prove a very high ratio of dollars spent on programming, rather than administrative expenses (> 92%!). But its efficacy is best seen in the lives touched, the support shared, the awareness gained, and the commitment to eradicating this dreaded disease, in the spirit of its namesake, Anna Basso.

1 Caitlin12

Client Served

Rating: 5

1M4A has changed my life. After fighting my battle with Ewings Sarcoma at 13 and working with patients who were developmentally delayed, I wanted to become a special education teacher. I started at Texas A&M University as a special education major and shortly thereafter heard about 1M4A. I applied for their scholarship and was granted a scholarship that helped me make my dream become a reality. The organization is more like a family and has followed and supported me as I completed my education. I am now a proud graduate of Texas A&M and will begin my career as a special education teacher in the fall. Besides their commitment to give scholarships to survivors, they raise money for cancer research and donate to those undergoing treatment. This organization has changed my life and many others and they deserve all the support they can get.