Providing Hope for Local Families Battling Childhood Cancer

“If we can help reduce the worry and stress families experience and create a relaxing and calming environment for patients, treatments will be more effective and the children will have a greater chance of recovery.”

The Rypien Foundation was built with the heartfelt devotion of its founder, Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien, who lost his three year old son, Andrew, to cancer. Mark and his family experienced firsthand what families go through when fighting this potentially deadly disease, and recognized the value that quality care can bring to both patient and family. In the wake of his difficult personal experience, the Rypien Foundation was created with a commitment to provide HOPE for local families battling childhood cancer.