The Emilio Nares Foundation was founded by Richard and Diane Nares in 2003 after their son, Emilio, lost his battle with cancer at age five. They met hundreds of families without resources to care for a child with cancer and decided to turn their loss into a legacy to help families navigate through their child’s treatment.

The Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) provides free transportation to about 250 patients a year. Additional programs include a family resource center, snack bags for the children after their chemo treatment, a knitting and sewing program, and Loving Tabs T-shirts designed with snaps on the shoulder to improve the chemotherapy treatment process.