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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

A Night at the Grotto

September 1, 2016 at 7 pm

A night of wonderful local music to celebrate the beauty of the Grotto and the Fountain of Life. All proceeds raised will go to NEO Kids, NISA- Northern Initiative for Social Action, the Janis Foligno Foundation and the Grotto. Everyone is welcome!

Boobies, Burgers & Beer 2016

Kouzzina by P&M's

Join us at Kouzzina by P&M's for Boobies, Burgers and Beer. Two dollars from every specialty burger sold goes directly to the JFF.

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