• send a message
  • email address
  • name
  • subject
  • message
  • snail mail
  • The Riley Family
    861 Vista Way
    Chula Vista, CA 91911

Book: Sit and Listen: Reflections of a Father and Son - $12
Read and Learn More

CD of 23 original songs: Conversation (take 2) - $10
Listen and Learn More

CD of 8 covers & original songs: Going Home - $6
Listen and Learn More

Both CD’s - $15

Book & Going Home CD - $15

Book & Conversation (take 2) CD - $20

Book & both CD’s - $25

  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • www.teenagecancertrust.org
  • A charity dedicated to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. They fund and build specialty units for young people in National Health Service hospitals. TCT also provides specialist Nurse Consultants who provide clinical care, develop research, deliver professional education and ensure that standards remain as high as possible. Danny’s family is in communication with a family in England who lost their 17-year-old son Sam MacDonald to cancer. Sam’s family is donating proceeds from the sale of a CD made by his friends and family to support TCT.
  • San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation
  • www.sdbtf.org
  • Supports the brain tumor community in San Diego. Danny’s mom attended monthly support group meetings during Danny’s illness, and his parents continue to participate in fundraising events (annual golf tournament and silent auction, motorcycle poker run, and walk/run). The advice and support we received from SDBT and the support group have been invaluable. The Foundation also provides much-needed financial assistance and referrals to services for brain tumor patients and their families.
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States
  • www.pbtfus.org/index.htm
  • Seeks to: find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors by supporting medical research; increase public awareness about the severity and prevalence of childhood brain tumors; aid in the early detection and treatment of childhood brain tumors; support a national database on all primary brain tumors; provide educational and emotional support for children and families affected by this life-threatening disease. Danny applied for and was awarded a PBTF scholarship to help cover some of his university expenses.
  • Patient Advocate Foundation
  • www.patientadvocate.org
  • Provides effective arbitration, mediation and negotiation services to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access and job retention issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. These services are crucial to the well-being and survival of all cancer patients and their families.
  • National Brain Tumor Society
  • www.braintumor.org
  • Seeks to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by brain tumors. It conducts events to generate funds for strategic research, engages in advocacy and delivers support services. Danny’s family has participated in their annual brain tumor fundraising and awareness-building walks since 2005. Danny’s mom attended an excellent all-day workshop they organized for caregivers, and we received great advice many times by phone and email from the NBTF nurse (Mary Lovely) stationed in San Francisco.
  • Musella Foundation
  • www.virtualtrials.com
  • Regarded as one of the most comprehensive websites for brain tumor research and information, with links to support groups, conferences, educational materials, treatments and survivor stories.
  • The International Brain Tumour Alliance
  • www.theibta.org
  • Established during the conference of the World Federation of Neuro Oncology held at Edinburgh (UK) in May 2005. It seeks to be an alliance of the support, advocacy and information groups for brain tumour patients and caregivers in different countries and also includes researchers, scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals who work n the field of brain tumours. In conjunction with International Brain Tumour Awareness Week (this year October 30 to November 5, 2011), IBTA organizes the “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, enlisting the involvement of BT organizations worldwide to help meet their goal of walking enough miles to symbolically circle the world at least once at the Equator (which they more than achieved during their first attempt in 2007) by “donating” the combined mileage of the walkers who had participated in sponsored walks in their local communities.
  • CancerCare
  • www.cancercare.org
  • Offers free, professional support for anyone affected by cancer, including information, connections to telephone support groups, webinars, and financial assistance. Our family has listened to several of CancerCare’s informative webinars, and shared their publications with others confronting various types of cancers. Danny’s sister Alicia used this resource a lot in her work at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • American Cancer Society
  • http://www.cancer.org
  • Has an extensive data base/inventory of local and regional cancer resources including wigs, support groups, transportation, etc. ACS is one of the most high profile organizations serving the cancer community and generating funds through its events such as Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Danny and other family members participated in several of these events and Danny served as co-chair of his high school “Breast Cancer Awareness Club.”