The Project 143 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated to connecting teenage cancer patients with music and the artists that inspire them, and raising money for various children’s hospitals throughout the country.
The Project 143 Foundation was founded by Jared Stossel, when he was 14 years old. At a very young age, Jared’s grandfather passed away from lung cancer. Years later, when he was in middle school, a 45 year old neighbor and good friend passed away from bladder cancer.
Jared wanted to find a way to help aid in the fight against cancer. He started small, going to local concerts with a fish bowl and a sign that said "Donate money to help fight cancer". After raising a few hundred dollars, he bought iPods for teenage cancer patients at a local hospital. The staff was delighted and told him that few groups focused on teenagers and young adults. It was then that he decided to focus on music-related services for this age group. Project 143 has been growing ever since.
Get involved with our fight against cancer
We work with patients, bands, hopstials, and volunteers. Find out how to get connected by visiting our involvement page.
We love seeing the joy on patient's faces when they receive their special gifts.
Our friend Zoey sent us this picture of her in treatment, with her autographed Papa Roach album. A little while ago, we coordinated for the band to send her an autographed CD, and they were more than happy to do so. We all wish you a speedy recovery, Zoey! Keep rocking that CD!
This is our friend Ivy, a leukemia patient whose favorite artist is Taylor Swift. Project 143, with the help of the venue, was able to arrange for her to go and see Taylor Swift during her U.S. headlining tour in 2012. Her and her mother had an incredible time! This is a picture of Ivy before the show, with her homemade Taylor Swift poster.
Project 143 provides many ways to donate to help our cause. Check them out below
Want to donate? Click here. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.