My name is Nicole and I am the mama of Osteoangel, Gavin. Our family began our Family Fund with MIB agents because Gavin was so passionate about helping to find a better treatment, a CURE, for Osteosarcoma. This Family Fund has been such a blessing to be able to honor Gavin and his passion.
I am a wife and mom to 3 boys, one of which is Osteowarrior Andrew. Our family fund strives to provide support, resources and hope to those affected by Osteosarcoma so that every child can live the life they deserve. It is our mission to always remember and honor the warriors and angels through every fundraising effort.
I am an OsteoMom to OsteoAngel Leah, and our family is from Portland Oregon. Leah’s 3 1/2 year Osteosarcoma journey started when she was 21 years old and a recent grad from University of Oregon. Family Funds at MIB Agents has allowed us to continue Leah’s fighting spirit through Osteosarcoma research and other family support programs.
I am mom to OsteoAngel, Ian, who passed away from osteosarcoma in May of 2020 after being diagnosed only 6 months prior. We started our family fund to honor Ian’s memory by fighting on behalf of every other OS patient and their families. While our primary goal is to fund research into new and better treatments for OS (and a cure!), we have seen how MIB Agents’ programs also provide support and encouragement for OsteoWarriors during treatment and into survivorship, as well as support for other bereaved families like us.I live in Greenville, SC, with my husband, two teenage daughters, and our sweet golden retriever, Tucker.
With a MIB Agents Family Fund™, your family can provide patient support programs, educational resources to help navigate treatment and trials, and fund research to Make It Better for our shared osteosarcoma community in honor of your child.
There is no fee to establish a Family Fund, and it's easy to set up. We take the hassle out of starting and running a 501(c)(3). You don’t have to worry about tax filings, audits, sending receipts, etc. When you are ready, email Isabel Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you feeling overwhelmed with where to start? We make it easy for you to Make It Better in honor of your child. If you have any questions, please email Isabel Wolf at email@example.com
1 - When you are ready to set up a Family Fund, please complete the Family Fund Contact Form here.
2 - Upon receipt for the form, Isabel will call you to collaborate on setting up your Family Fund (including your page on our website) and match you with another Family Fund holder for additional guidance on the process.
3 - You can start a Family Fund at any time. Many people find it meaningful and inspiring to set up a fund and share it with their community at diagnosis. Others wait until they are undergoing treatment, some at relapse, and others after treatment is over.
It’s your family and your community, so you pick your level of involvement. Family Funds are about working together to Make It Better. We encourage you to participate in our quarterly Family Fund meetings and be a part of the family. Keep scrolling and the next question tells you how we support you so you are successful at the level of involvement you pick.
Personalized Support: Receive guidance and support from another Family Fund holder with a similar osteosarcoma journey.
Community Building: Connect with other osteo families through quarterly Family Fund meetings, fostering a sense of community and shared experience.
Special Gatherings: Partake in a special Family Fund lunch and reception at FACTOR, creating opportunities for community building and collaboration.
Financial Incentives: Benefit from a 25% discount on FACTOR registration.
Timely Updates: Receive a monthly newsletter featuring exclusive updates and opportunities for Family Funds, keeping you informed and engaged.
A Voice in Research: Opt to participate in the OutSmarting Osteosarcoma programmatic review process, contributing to the advancement of osteosarcoma research and treatment.
Storytelling and Fundraising Tools: Share your osteosarcoma story and raise funds effectively through customized donation forms, including options for stock and donor advised fund contributions. Donor Activity Tracking: Stay up-to-date on donor activity with daily donation alerts, ensuring you have real time insights to your fundraising efforts.
Marketing and Fundraising Support: Gain access to marketing and donor management support to guarantee success for your community fundraising events.
National Fundraising Events: Effortlessly fundraise through participation in two annual MIB Agents national fundraising events. Transparency: Access quarterly donation reports or monthly reports upon request, providing a clear picture of your fundraising process.
Recognition: Enjoy visibility for your Family Fund on our social media platforms, acknowledging your dedication and contributions.
Gratitude: Automatically send personalized donor acknowledgment letters to express your appreciation to all donors.
We are all here because of our loved one. We can Make It Better #BecauseOfThem. We will recognize your Fund on social media, at our FACTOR conference, and other MIB events throughout the year. Your Fund will have a page on our website. We can share your story. You can participate in moving osteosarcoma research forward through our OutSmarting Osteosarcoma grants in honor of your child.
To establish a Family Fund with MIB Agents in honor of your child, contact