The Ethan Jostad Foundation was established by Kim and Chris Jostad in October of 2011 in the memory of their son Ethan, who passed away at the young age of 9 from Stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive form of soft tissue sarcoma cancer. During his two year battle with cancer, Ethan's story became an inspiration to hundred of thousands of people and opened the eyes of many to the plight of children and families who are impacted by pediatric cancer.

The mission of the Ethan Jostad Foundation for Childhood Cancer is to continue Ethan's legacy by providing love, hope, and support to the children and families who continue to fight every day. In addition to funding cutting edge pediatric cancer research, our foundation brings smiles to the faces of children fighting cancer by providing toy packages to children nationwide who are in active treatment, and by providing much needed financial assistance to those families in Oregon. The Ethan Jostad Foundation was voted a Top Charity in 2012 by Chase Community Giving and actively supports and partners with other childhood cancer charities and organizations with the singular goal of finding cures. For more information please visit ethanjostadfoundation.org.