Founded in memory of our son, Joe Restaino, who passed way in January 2010 at the age of 20 from recurrent bone cancer. Family and friends established the Joedance Film Festival in August 2010 to celebrate Joe's life, his love of films and to support rare pediatric cancer research and clinical trials at Atrium Health's Levine Children's.
Childhood cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death for children in the United States and many other countries. For those who survive, two-thirds will also endure chronic health conditions from the toxic side effects of cancer treatment, including secondary cancers and other life-threatening illnesses.
Joedance has donated over $150,000 to Levine Children's. Our funds have supported a summer internship, established the paid Joedance Internship Program and have funded a clinical trial for recurring bone cancer.
We are currently raising funds for the first line Research Technicians to support the Primary Investigators at the Pediatric Cancer Research Lab opening in 2019.