Anna's 25th Birthday

Mariella Filbin, USA

Chris Jones, UK

Mara Vinci, Italy

David Castel, France

Celebrate Anna's 25th Birthday

Please join us in celebrating Anna's 25th Birthday with a donation to our Birthday Campaign. What a great way to celebrate our angel's special day. If you are unable to donate please join us in the celebration with:

  • a random act of kindness

  • share an AYJ Fund post or newsletter

  • enjoy a special treat

  • share a smile with your special person

  • talk to a friend about the AYJ Fund

AYJ FUND Clothing Line 

Lots of great AYJ Fund Clothing items now available! Masks, Jackets, Sweatshirts, T Shirts, Hats and lots more! Thanks to Becks Printing items can be shipped or picked up in North Adams. Use this link to order your favorite items ...

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.


Thanks to all of our supporters of our Holiday Smiles Project. We exceeded all expectations! We were able to provide over 200 Gift Cards to kids with cancer in a number of different cancer treatment centers and over 200 additional gifts from the Jimmy Fund Clinic's Amazon Wish List. We were also able to send filled backpacks and gifts directly to a number of other children. Thank you for these SMILES!

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. 

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