The Izzy Foundation is a nonprofit in Providence Rhode Island whose mission is to design, fund and Izspire creative projects and programs for hospitalized children so that families can live, love, laugh and play during and after treatment.
The inspiration for The Izzy Foundation came from Isabelle Marie Wohlrab (Izzy), who was diagnosed with Stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma cancer two weeks after her first birthday. Izzy maintained an incredible spirit over the next 2 1/2 years and spread joy and happiness to everyone who met her. Through her grace and determination, she showed everyone that she reached a glimpse of just how beautiful life can be. Even after Izzy earned her angel wings, she has inspired her parents, family, friends and countless others to continue with her philosophy to LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH and PLAY through The Izzy Foundation. Initially created to defray the costs of Izzy’s stem-cell transplant in Germany, the Foundation now seeks to design spaces, provide services and support to children with cancer and their families by implementing inpatient and outpatient services for pediatric patients at Hasbro Hospital, in Providence Rhode Island and nationwide.
Since 2011 when we began our IZspirational journey, we have raised over $1,000,000 through fundraisers, donations, merchandise sales and various other initiatives.
Together we have made it possible to provide many services for the families of pediatric cancer patients. Your contributions help with our many projects including: the building, design and creation of IZspiring spaces like the Izzy Family Room, a special playground in Pinecrest, NC, and the future Izzy Surgical Waiting Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI, as well as The Izzy Family Room programs and activities, scholarships for pediatric cancer survivors and their siblings, and our Adopt-A-Family holiday program. Through the continued support of our donors and friends, we hope to provide even more services in the near future!