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The Janis Foligno Foundation was created in memory of Janis Foligno, cherished daughter, wife, mother, sister, cousin and friend, who passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer in July, 2009.


Janis Foligno was a pillar of strength for all of her family and friends. Everyone who knew Janis was touched by her love, caring spirit, generous heart and concern for others. Her compassionate nature will continue to touch the lives of others through the work of the Janis Foligno Foundation.


Supporting Treatment & Research

Fulfilling Janis' legacy






“We're trying to make sure that her wishes keep going, in that we're trying to help people in our community in areas that she was looking forward to helping.” - Mike Foligno



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A Message from the Foligno Family:

Words cannot describe how excited and proud I am that the Janis Foligno Foundation has played a small part of this new Cancer Treatment Research.


The CHEO Research team has been working so hard to find a cure. I can still remember when my Son Nick Foligno first introduced me to Dr. Stodjl at CHEO Research Department in Ottawa. I saw first hand the hope and passion that he and his team expressed. Nick felt that something very special was happening at CHEO. The presentation for the Vaccine was so convincing that our family believed in their efforts and cause immediately.


A few days ago I received this update!


'Thank you so much for your fundraising efforts through the Janis Foligno Foundation. Today, we are thrilled to share this CTV news clip which talks about some exciting work being done in cancer treatment research at the CHEO Research Institute. This research would not be possible without people like you and the generous support of the JANIS FOLIGNO FOUNDATION.'


In the spring we will have exciting new human clinical trials that are all part of this amazing research that Dr. David Stojdl is co-leading.


Please take the time to view this CTV clip and do not hesitate to share with others.


The Janis Foligno Foundation thanks all of you for your donations and allowing the foundation to direct the funding to innovative Research Projects that are working so hard to find a cure for Cancer.


Let's keep Fighting The Fight!


Mike Foligno

Exciting news from the research team at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

CTV News recently reported on some exciting work being done in cancer treatment research at the CHEO Research Institute.  This research would not be possible without the generous support of the Janis Foligno Foundation and its generous donors.


Stay tuned for information on exciting new human clinical trials that are all part of this amazing research being led by Dr. David Stojdl.


For more information on CHEO, visit



The Foligno family name is well known in Sudbury, but not only because of the on ice performances of Mike, Nick and Marcus.  The late Janis Foligno was known for giving back to the community where she was born and raised, and her family has continued that tradition in her name with the Janis Foligno Foundation, which helps in the fight against breast cancer.


Video courtesy of Jason Thom at Sportsnet


June 6, 2015 in Sudbury, Ontario

It's almost time for the real competition for those interested in testing their fitness for a great cause! The Battle Beyond the Barbell is back for the third straight year. The competition has been able to make some solid donations to the Janis Foligno Foundation over the last couple years, and we’re hoping to do the same this year!


One of the most Fun competitions, while not being “easy” at all, we’ve been very happy to provide a great experience to northern Ontario (and even further!) athletes.  We’re hoping to lock up some great (and congruent) event sponsors and hopefully some good exposure.  Let us know if you’d like to help out!


When:  June 6th, 2015


Where:  CrossFit Sudbury, 1351-E Kelly Lake Rd. Sudbury, Ontario (in the same plaza as Real Life Health and Verdicchios)


Who:  Teams of 4 (2 men, 2 women)  Hopefully we’ll get Folks from out of town again too (Sault, Espanola, Manitoulin, North Bay, Ottawa, GTA, etc.)


Why:  To support an amazing charity!  All profit is donated directly to the JFF!


See you in June!  Looking forward to having you out!


For more information, contact CrossFit Sudbury at: or call 705-521-4790.




The ‪#‎CBJ‬ season is over, but our total fundraising pledges have surpassed $7,000 for the Janis Foligno Foundation!! (Still more to be added)


I would really like to thank the corporate sponsors NiceRink, Papa John's of Central Ohio and Flip Flop Shops - Columbus Easton for supporting our efforts this season!


Also a HUGE thank you to everyone of you Flock members for the support this season. Without you none of this would have been possible! #CBJ


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Join us for a big fat Greek celebration as The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers proudly presents a Paul Harris Fellowship awards gala in honour of Junior and Leslie Moutsatsos.


The event will feature Greek food, music, dancing along with silent and live auction items that will have you yelling 'Opa!'


Tickets are $100 per person with proceeds to the Janis Foligno Foundation and NEO Kids. Tickets are available at P&M's Kouzzina, Lougheed's on Regent or by calling Kate at 705-618-0877.


Proceeds to NEO Kids and the Janis Foligno Foundation.

June 25, 2015 in Sudbury, Ontario

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