About Us

Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade was founded shortly after Jonny’s death. Despite the circumstances, Jonny believed he could – and should – make a difference. We honor his selfless wish that no other kid should have cancer with our mission.

Our Mission

To conquer pediatric cancer through research and political action, with an emphasis on responsible spending.

Our Initiatives

  • Funding pediatric cancer research for treatments and cures
  • Improving access to and awareness of clinical trials for families facing pediatric cancer
  • Raising public awareness of the issues surrounding pediatric cancer funding
  • Influencing the organizations that allocate federal cancer research funding

Our Team

We were founded by Kimberly and Jon Wade, Jonny’s parents. They work closely with board members who are also passionate about the cause.

The Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation Board of Directors: 

Kimberly Wade, Founder & President 
Jonny Wade's Mother 
Jerseyville, IL 

Jon Wade, Founder & Secretary 
Jonny Wade's Father 
Jerseyville, IL 

Beth Steckel, Treasurer 
Jerseyville, IL 

Brian Birkenstock 
Frisco, TX  

Susan Fallon 
Frisco, TX 

Thomas Fendya 
Wildwood, MO 

Kadi Jacobs  
Chicago, IL

Tim Johnsen
Oklahoma City, OK

Philip Lasseigne 
Troy, IL 

Jill McMillan 
Frisco, TX 

Jennifer Probst 
Glen Carbon, IL    

Dedicated to the life of Jonny Wade.