Dylan Shaffer Memorial Fund

Final Update

The Dylan Shaffer Memorial Fund California Community Fund is now closed. Thank you for your generosity and support.

All donations in support of the Shaffer Family and Dylan may now be made directly to Stanford via their Dylan Shaffer Memorial Fund Page, which raises money for Stanford’s Rare Sarcoma Program.

We are very appreciative of the California Community Foundation and our advisory team here for all of the help they have given us over the last two years with regards to managing and growing the Dylan Shaffer Memorial Fund.

Thank you,
The Shaffer Family

This Memorial Fund has been created to honor the memory of our son, Dylan Patrick Shaffer, who died on August 11, 2017 at just 16 months old. Dylan had an extremely rare and aggressive cancer called Synovial Sarcoma. Dr. Sheri Spunt, the doctor who identified Dylan’s cancer, is one of the only doctors in the world exploring these aggressive cancers. We are working closely with Dr. Spunt as she continues to build out and operate her research program, the Rare Sarcoma Program. Rare diseases are often ignored by major drug companies, so it’s only the universities and research hospitals that are doing this necessary ground breaking work. Your contributions are meaningful and will make a difference. Our hope is that together we can stop more families from experiencing what we did, and instead help them receive the gift of life for their child. To learn more about the Rare Sarcoma Program, please click here.