FINAL JFM MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER: We are pleased to announce that we have fulfilled the pledge we made to Penn back in 2013 to donate $200,000 to The JFM Fund for Lung Cancer Research at PENN.  Everyone who participated in all of the events, from galas to golf outings, mean so very much to the McNichol Family, Elpis and to Joe for keeping his memory alive and well.  He is breathing heavily thru the lungs of healthy cancer survivors because of your generosity and support.

When we founded the Elpis Foundation in 2008, our mission has always been to help the community in any way we can.  Through numerous fundraising events and work within our local hospitals, we have focused on raising money and awareness in fighting various forms of cancer and cancer research. 

With our strong community ties and experience hosting a multitude of fundraising efforts, we are extremely excited for the future of the Elpis Foundation.  



The Elpis Foundation focuses on raising money for existing non-profit charities, hosting fundraisers to support our community, and connecting Penn State Alumni to the Philanthropic Community.

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The Joseph F. McNichol Lung Cancer Research Fund was established to provide financial support for lung cancer research conducted by Dr. Charles B. Simone, specifically as it relates to early detection and screening, treatment, advances in radiation oncology and the overall research being done with the Interdisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program.

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