September 17, 2020

The Lochner Family recently shared with us their journey through their first year as a 'Cancer Family.' Their son, Alden, has had an uphill battle with his illness, but there is light at the end of the tunnel!

“Our story begins on September 6th, 2019, the night before Alden was meant to start kindergarten. He had been complaining about belly pain the day before, we thought it was a virus or appendicitis or new school butterflies, but that night it got so bad we took Alden to the ER. After many te...

March 15, 2020

We feel so lucky that we were able to celebrate our annual Friendship Ball with our devoted Circle of Friends. 

A very special thanks to our honorees, Des O'Brien and Pat Houlihan, who helped us to make this year's event the best we have ever had. 

Be sure to check out this years journal at the link here, and scroll through some of the lovely photos from the night and re-visit all the great moments!

February 21, 2020

We are so excited to see all of you at our annual Friendship Ball!

The Ball is always a night to remember, filled with friendship, dancing, laughter, and most importantly, lots of love and support for our kids. 

We hope you can make it to this year's event, which once again will be held at the beautiful Pierre Hotel on Friday, March 6th. 

There are so many ways you can help. Plan on attending? Why not sponsor a table and share the fun with your friends! Seats are filling fast though, so make s...

December 23, 2019

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Dear Circle of Friends,

I hope this note finds you all well and enjoying the hustle and bustle of December. Yes it is the season of festivities but it is also a time to reflect and give thanks.

I must thank Tim Gleason for being an extraordinary 2019 Man of the Year. And thanks to Tim's friends and all our loyal friends, the 2019 Friendship Ball was a night to REMEMBER!! And as 2019 winds down, we are already well into planning for our 2020 Friendship Ball

So if you have not already done so, 


November 26, 2019

We at the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation, along with all of our families, are so thankful for your generosity this year.

As the holiday season approaches, you can help us continue to take care of our families by signing up for Amazon Smile. With every purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to our organization.

Simply go to, enter the Frances Pope Memorial Foundation as your chosen charity, and continue your shopping.

Be sure to keep an eye on the site, as we...

March 1, 2019

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Our 37th Annual Friendship Ball took place March 1st in the Pierre Hotel honoring Tim Gleason and the Late Father Peter Colapietro. A very special thank you to our wonderful volunteers and Circle of Friends. You all help us make what we do possible. Thank you to everyone who attend on the night, sold & bought raffles tickets, secured raffle prizes and spread the word about our foundation. You helped make the night a smashing success! On behalf of the families and children that you have helped th...

September 13, 2018

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Our Annual Golf Classic is always a momentous day in our summer calendars and this year was no exception. Thank you to everyone who played, supported, donated and volunteered at this year's Golf Classic. 

A special thank you to Leewood Golf Club, Eastchester, for being so accommodating and welcoming as our hosts. A super special thank you to The Hell or High Water Band for their incredible music and entertainment.

We look forward to our next event and we thank you as always for helping u...

May 17, 2018

On Saturday, May 5th, the Frances Pope Circle of Friends gathered at Bobby Vans CPS to celebrate the Kentucky Derby and dedicate their afternoon to helping our F.P.M.F. moms and dads.  Cancer keeps too many of our kids in a hospital away from home and loved ones, and that means mom or dad sleeps there too.  And whether you plan to be there - or not - sleeping in a chair in a medical institution can really take it out of you.  Imagine having to do your laundry and take a shower in the I.C.U....

March 1, 2018

We would like to Congratulate Our Men of the Year, Tim Dillon & James Cahill and thank our volunteers and our Circle of Friends. You all help us make what we do possible. On behalf of the families and children that you have helped through your support of our Friendship Ball, we thank you immensely!! 

February 27, 2018

The Frances Pope Memorial Foundation was able to help the Schaefer family following their son Aiden's diagnosis with leukemia. Your continued support of the Foundation, and your incredible generosity at this year's Friendship Ball, helps us ensure that we never have to say no to a family like the Schaefers.

Thank you! 

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