GARRETT WILL BE HELD MAY 1ST, 2014. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE EVENT!
Garrett B. Smith Foundation was established in memory of our 4-year-old son
who passed away on January 30, 1995 after a brief struggle with cancer.
The foundation has a two-fold goal. On the lighter
side, the foundation attracted the Big Apple Circus Clown Caresm to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital over 17 years ago and provides the complete
funding for it. It remains our foundation’s single largest annual financial commitment.
In the scientific arena, we support
research fellowships at leading hospitals around the country as well as the child life department at Yale-New Haven Children’s
Hospital where Garrett was treated. Over the past years, the foundation has funded 11 fellowships at 6 different
hospitals. The fellowships cover the cost of a young scientist working in an established cancer research setting for two years. By renewing our fellowships
at these institutions over the years, we hope that each Garrett fellow can leverage the work of their predecessors. Our long-term
goal is to cultivate a network of top physicians that will remain committed to fighting cancer for their entire careers.
Garrett B. Smith Foundation has provided funding for the following projects:
1997 - 2014
The Clown Caresm of the Big Apple Circus
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
The Garrett B. Smith Research Fellowships at leading Children's Hospitals
& Research Laboratories nationwide:
Children’s Hospital, Michigan
NYU Medical Center – Hassenfeld Children’s Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Computers, software, televisions, videogame consoles, videogames for the
Child Life Department at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
Website Project for the Vascular Anomalies Center at Children’s Hospital, Boston
Garrett B. Smith Foundation is a 509 (a) (1) public charity, Tax I.D. 06-6411358