Anna's Story
The fund is dedicated to Anna Yan Ji Arabia who bravely lived with Gliomatosis Cerebri for three and a half years, was treated with the best medical care available at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber, and became an angel at 16 years old on Valentines Day 2013, filled with love and grace.

Once Upon A Dream Concert




Mariella Filbin, USA


Mara Vinci, Italy


Chris Jones, UK


David Castel, France


Once Upon a Dream

Princess Concert    May 7th

Photos with Princesses at 12 noon

Concert at 1pm       new location!

Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora will present your favorite princess songs. The Princesses will be there for photos with children before the concert. This year the event will be at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center in North Adams. Come enjoy this fun and family friendly event.

Tickets $5 Child/Student/Senior

             $8 Adult / $25 Family



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AYJ FUND Joins GC Foundations in Funding GC International Research Grant 

The AYJ Fund joins Izas, la princesa guisante, Franck un rayon de soleil, Mathys un rayon de soleil, and Nina un rayon de soleil in awarding 300,000 euros over three years to fund a research project, "Targeting Cellular Activity in Gliomatosis Cerebri"

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Lead researcher Chris Jones, Sutton, UK joins Mariella Filbin, Dana-Farber, Mara Vinci, Rome, Italy and David Castel, Villejuif France in studying the genetic makeup of single tumor cells and how they interact with normal brain cells to understand why they grow and invade the normal brain.

AYJ FUND Lead Sponsor of International GC Conference

Our 3rd International GC Conference brought leading pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, researchers and families of children with GC together in September 2019 in Barcelona. The conference allowed us to share discoveries, collaborate on research, and plan next steps to find effective treatments for children with this type of brain tumor that Anna fought. Participants arrived from all over Europe, both North and South American and the Middle East. 

Jake's Dance for a Cure 

Thanks for supporting Jake's fundraiser.  All proceeds went to support childhood cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where Jake is being treated. Jake raised $ 3,225 and is pictured here presenting a check to Dr. Mimi Bandopadhayay to support her lab at Dana-Farber which focuses on brain tumor research.