1. What We Do
Who We Are

The Tomorrow Fund was founded in 1985 to ease the traumatic financial and emotional stress of childhood cancer. Our founders – a group that included medical personnel and parents of children with cancer – recognized that, in addition to the very best medical care, children with cancer and their families need financial and emotional assistance to cope with the overwhelming challenges of this insidious disease.
At the time of our founding, children with cancer at Rhode Island Hospital shared space with adult oncology patients. The dream of having a local oncology clinic dedicated solely to the treatment of children became a reality with the opening of The Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1995. The Clinic is widely recognized for its outstanding medical treatment and its compassionate approach to children and their families.
At The Tomorrow Fund, we fulfill our mission through three major programs:
     • Direct financial and emotional assistance to families and children in treatment
     • Support for The Tomorrow Fund Clinic
     • Outreach to inform the community about the effects of childhood cancer
Board of Directors
     President: Lisa Abbenante
     Vice President: Robert Markarian
     Treasurer: David Whitney
     Secretary: Karin Marzilli
     Daniel Belhumeur
     Robert Capone
     Anjulika Chawla, MD
     Edwin N. Forman, MD
     Paula Kershaw
     Edward Lake
     Jamie Messier
     Ralph Palumbo
     Rachel Rogovin
Executive Director
     Barbara Ducharme
Development Director
     Kathleen Connolly
Office Manager
     Sheila Malatt
     Angela Amaral
Tomorrow Fund Liaison
     Elaine Cute
Parent Consultant
     Donna Cambio