The Joe Garassino Foundation was formed to pass on the legacy of hope and tenacity in the face of a rare disease as exemplified in the life of Joe Garassino. Joe’s 29 years were filled with a love of life that impacted so many people. This foundation is one way that Joe’s love of life may help others who are facing the scary battle of cancer feel not so alone.

About The Joe Garassino Foundation

The mission of the Joe Garassino Foundation is to provide resources to those touched by cholangiocarcinoma, the rare cancer that Joe was diagnosed with for which there is little support, and to provide resources for those suffering from all cancers.  The foundation also contributes to cancer awareness and research so that one day we can live in a world where we don’t have to lose our loved ones to cancer.

Examples of the types of support we provide include, but are not limited to grants for the following:

  • Cancer research, especially for rare cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma for which there is little support
  • Travel and lodging assistance during treatment
  • Medical and/or treatment expense
  • Service/comfort dogs for patients