YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS THE PHASE ONE FOUNDATION, A NONPROFIT DEDICATED TO CANCER CLINICAL RESEARCH
Before Stacy Valner founded Meadow, she co-founded the PHASE ONE Foundation with her husband Alberto. In 1998, Alberto and his mother were diagnosed with two different types of cancer within days of each other. Alberto, at the time, was only 36 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Testicular Cancer. Months later, they grieved the loss of Alberto’s mother who lost her battle to cancer, which was so advanced there was never an official diagnosis to the type of cancer. Stacy and Alberto co-founded PHASE ONE in 2000 with the intention of supporting early cancer research to find treatments that could transform terminal illnesses into hope for a full and productive life. A Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting clinical cancer research, PHASE ONE is the inspiration behind Meadow’s commitment to giving back. Today, the PHASE ONE Foundation has funded over 40 clinical trials and raised more than $25 million. Over the past two decades, the foundation has provided 46 grants for research in 25 different types of cancer, many of which have gone on to receive additional funding from larger institutions.
OUR CAREGIVER SPOTLIGHT
February 17th, 2023
Did you know each year, a day is dedicated to honoring individuals who selfishly provide emotional and physical care to those who need it most.
When caring for someone who is ill, often the caregiver is left wearing many different hats. Advocating at doctor appointments, cooking, cleaning, shopping for food, driving, raising children, cheering, supporting and most importantly, putting on a brave face.
Stacy knows first-hand what it is like to have a very sick husband while caring for three small children. There are times that caregivers just want to cry, grieve, shout, or crumble and most often these things happen alone. Caregivers try hard to remain strong and to stay positive. An illness is a burden for all those involved, and while there are prayers for healing for those who are sick, there are no prayers for those caring for a loved one in need.
At Meadow we have chosen to celebrate these individuals. While we can’t directly thank everyone who is caring for a loved one battling a disease, we can say: We hear you, we thank you, and we are grateful for you.
WHAT IS THE PHASE ONE FOUNDATION?
PHASE ONE is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting ground-breaking Phase I and Phase II clinical cancer research, innovative education and treatment programs, and funding forward-thinking leaders in the scientific and medical community.
Supporting Our Caregivers
Do you know someone who is caring for a loved one? Nominate them below and we'll choose someone to spotlight in February during National Caregivers Month.