We are a small grassroots nonprofit serving families with children fighting cancer in Virginia and boarding states. IGF was founded in 2009 by Mayank and Sejal Gala after they lost their first son, Ishan Gala, to neuroblastoma at the age of 2. It has been their mission to be there for families to offer any kind of support parents may need while facing the long road of treatment they knew all too well.
The Ishan Gala Foundation provides comfort and support to families throughout Virginia who have been impacted by children's cancer through outreach programs, care packages and financial assistance. We also are funding research at UVA Children's hospital thats focuses on finding less toxic treatments.
We strive to bring laughter, smiles, and positivity to the whole family at a time when the world may be its darkest. We have recently began a social event program for our families to provide an opportunity to create memories to cherish forever because tomorrow is never promised when a child has cancer.