Our Mission

Clear Ribbon Foundation is a non-for-profit foundation that comes alongside widows and widowers following the death of their spouse, due to cancer, to provide short, mid and long-term support, for them and their surviving children, in forging a path of hope and healing.

How We Can Help

Do you know a family who has lost a spouse to cancer and has school aged children or younger that needs our support? We provide a variety of care packages and support systems for grieving families after the loss of a parent/spouse. Contact us at for more information and assistance.

Book Bags
Book Bags give parents tools for discussing grief with their children. They contain popular children's titles such as The Invisible String and workbook, along with Randy Alcorn's Heaven for Kids.
Care Coolers
Care Coolers are a care package that contain a meal, a journal for the widow(er), a personalized note from us, and other "grief triage" supplies
Home Service Projects
Whatever the need, we help. From home repairs to lawn care, we have developed partnerships in local communities to deploy tangible services when families need them most.
Grief Recovery Support
We offer Grief Recovery Workshops facilitated by Joe Dubowski as well as a support network of widows and widowers that understand when others don't.
Financial Counseling
Dave Ramsey and Ramsey Solutions provide FREE financial coaches, workbooks, and budgeting materials for Clear Ribbon Foundation at no expense to the widow(er).
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Board of Directors

  • Mike Fumagalli


    Mike's late wife, Kirsten, passed away on March 14, 2018 when she was 36 years old, just 27 days after being diagnosed with s... Read More

  • Gina Faillo

    Vice President

    Gina’s husband, Joshua Brent Faillo, was born on April 12, 1971 and passed away on June 5, 2017 at the age of 46 from metasta... Read More

  • James Beavers


    Jamie (as Shelly called him, Jim to many others) met Shelly on the sand volleyball courts during the summer of ‘99. They marr... Read More

  • Cindy Rick


    Cindy met her husband, Steve, on a blind date in 2004 and they married in 2006. Steve had a melanoma diagnosis in 2010 and af... Read More