The Friends of Tony, Inc foundation is a nonprofit charity whose prime focus is to transform communities by providing opportunities of faith centered hope.
The charity was started in 2008 when our friend, Tony Tristani, Jr was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer. Tony's friends, neighbors, and family rallied to support his efforts to fight this horrible disease. Soon the foundation was organized and our story continues.
As the Foundation grew, we found serving our neighbors was the most impactful way to share hope with those who were hopeless. In neighborhood prayer services, youth activities, and helping those in need, we found opportunities for providing hope. But we needed to narrow our focus to ensure success.
Through Tony's request, children's cancer became the focus. Tony said, "As an adult I can rationalize the pain and suffering. Through my faith, I know God has a plan for me and my adventure with cancer. But the thought of a small child suffering and not understanding is too much for me to bear." The Friends of Tony now center their acts of hope on children who suffer from this awful disease and their families. .
Friends of Tony, Inc is a community of caring, faithful, and hopeful individuals. We welcome you to join our cause and be a voice in your community for all who suffer especially cancer victims, patients, and survivors.And especially the youngest of these fighters, we hope you join us in speaking loudly for a cure and raising awareness that we can win this battle.
Friends of Tony, Inc.