Who We Are
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable fund formed in honor of the legendary Ronnie James Dio who lost his life to stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. As we all know, cancer is a deadly disease that robs families of loved ones, and our fund is dedicated to support cancer prevention research, raise awareness and educate the public with the focus that early detection and prevention saves lives.
Throughout his career, Ronnie James Dio was a passionate supporter and contributor to charitable work, including his commitment to “Children of the Night” for over 25 years, as well as numerous animal charities. He was an artist that was not only well respected for his talent, but also admired and loved by his peers and fans worldwide, some of which included renowned celebrities, musicians, and prominent individuals from all walks of life.
When Ronnie’s singular voice was silenced in 2010 at the hands of gastric cancer, his countless fans around the world channeled their grief into thousands of dollars in donations in his memory. The result was the creation of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and in its short history, we have raised well over $2,000,000 and donated funds to the cancer research work of the T.J. Martell Foundation and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated during the last six months of his life. The Dio Cancer Fund has recently committed monies to a research project at UCLA’s School of Dentistry to develop a ground-breaking, non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection and will continue to support organizations that are committed to cancer research and education.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is dedicated to support research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and stomach cancers. Our philosophy stems from the notion that “Knowledge Equals Power.” Early detection allows people to effectively plan strategies to deal with the disease early on and affords a better chance for survival.
To date we have raised well over $2,000,000 and have donated to the cancer charities M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and to the T.J. Martell Foundation/ Vanderbilt Hospital and to UCLA’s School of Dentistry to support their ongoing research into early detection technologies and for the treatment and cure of prostate, colon and stomach cancers. We will continue to support organizations that are committed to cancer research and education.
Board of Directors
Dr. Sandy Kapoor
Partners & Sponsors
Dio Cancer Fund
12400 Ventura Blvd, #837,
Studio City, CA 91604
501(c)(3) TAX ID#272767949
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