Stanford Children’s Hospital
CHEERS, a recreation program offered to adolescent oncology patients at LPCH is part of the Child and Family Life program at the hospital. CHEERS is a unifying concept which seeks to support normal development, provide a balance in living experiences and serves to minimize the psychosocial trauma of facing a life threatening illness
The CHEERS program provides safe outlets outside of the hospital setting where patients can encourage each other and just be teens and young adults participating in fun events planned through the CHEERS Program.
The foundation provides patients and their families at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford with outings, which acts as a diversion from the patients stress and medical treatment. The foundation funds the program where the outings include, a Golden State Warriors game, a SF Giants game, our annual “Girl’s Day Out,” a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, an exciting two-day whitewater rafting trip on the American River, and our “Guy’s Day on the Bay” event to watch the Blue Angels practice for Fleet Week.
The variety of events provide a wonderful and unique experience for every participant; through the outings, the patients are able to be carefree and have fun, feeling both pampered and special, and sometimes even challenged and proud.
Stanford Children’s Hospital
The Adolescent, Youth to Adult Program just launched April 2015. The overall numbers of adolescent living with cancer is increasing. As more children with cancer are growing into adolescence and those children whose cancer is diagnosed in adolescence are also living longer, therefore the AYAP was developed.
Our main goal in working with Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital is to make our community a healthier place fro children and their family while transitioning to being an adult. The foundation helps Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital to continue leading the way in innovative research, community outreach, and in-hospital services and programs. These important areas are instrumental to the Hospital’s ability to uphold the highest standard of excellence in pediatric and obstetric care. 19 for Life help fund a way to reward milestones and encourage patients during difficult times at LPCH. The patients are identified by the doctors and nurses in the Oncology department at LPCH.
DJ Frandsen Men’s Basketball Memorial Scholarship
Santa Clara University
In 2020 19 for Life started the DJ Frandsen Men’s Basketball Memorial Scholarship at Santa Clara University. DJ was most proud of being a part of the Men’s Basketball program under Coach Dick Davey as the manager of the team. The winner chosen by the basketball staff will be the team manager who displays the same devotion to the sport and competitive spirit which DJ demonstrated throughout his time at SCU.
DJ Frandsen Endowment
Bellermine College Prep
The DJ Frandsen endowment at Bellarmine College Prep initially began by a group of generous Bellarmine families. 19 for Life continue to fund the endowment annually. Through the foundation, a scholarship(s) are given to a current sophomore or junior student/athlete attending BCP who needs financial support to complete his Jesuit education at the school. The Jesuits at Bellarmine select the recipients who receive the financial help.
Those Currently Fighting Cancer
The foundation recognizes students who have gone through financial hardships and maintained a high level of integrity while, “Going the Distance and Never Giving Up.”
In conjunction with Robert Braunstein’s Cal Hi Sports, the foundation provides two to three athletes who have overcome adversity, scholarships each year. 19 for Life awards young adults who are/have battled cancer/health issues and provides the student with financial aid to help them continue with their post secondary education. The scholarships are given out at the Cal Hi Sports banquet in May.
The foundation also teams up with Lexus of Steven Creek and helps provide scholarships to student athletes who have served their community during the year.
These scholarships are also given out at the Cal Hi Sports banquet in May.