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The Santa Cruz, CA-based Jordan & Kyra Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in memory of Jordan Stuart and Kyra Pillsbury, two bay area children who lost thier battles with brain tumors, but whose spirit and courage continue to inspire others. The Foundation was established to provide COMFORT for the families of children with pediatric cancers by funding Family House, a non-profit residence for the families of children undergoing treatment at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco; and HOPE, by funding cutting-edge research that is being conducted by world renowned cancer specialist Dr. Mark A. Israel, M.D. - first at UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center and currently at Dartmouth University's Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The Foundation has extended its reach in recent years to support Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, and organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by supporting their families in the challenges they face.