“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~ Winston Churchill

Helping UP Mission Statement


The mission of the Helping UP Foundation is to help families that have been stricken with cancer and to assist with their financial needs.


The Trustees have been chosen based on motivation, personal experience and professional experience. All of these individuals have assisted with those who have been impacted with cancer and know the importance of using their loss to help those in need.

When our dear friend Pete was diagnosed with prostate cancer, our son Chase decided that he wanted to do something to help out. He decided to participate in the Relay for Life because his Mom organized a Mini Relay with her students at Everett Elementary School in Lake Forest.


He chose the name Helping UP (Helping Uncle Pete) because to him, Pete is his Uncle. We still take part in the Relay for Life but since Pete’s passing we decided to make an even greater difference by directly helping the families affected by cancer. Please help us with our mission to honor his memory. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!


Click on Grant Stories to see the impact we can make on the lives of our friends and neighbors.