Cory's Crusaders, Inc is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded on January 17, 2013 by Teresa & Jim Gaudet after the loss of our son Cory to DIPG, an aggressive and terminal Brain Tumor. Our goal is to carry on with the Cory Edward Gaudet Care Fund as it was intended. This fund was originally created to assist our family with our personal financial needs throughout Cory's battle. We are paying it forward by helping other families just as our community, family and friends did for us when we were in need. We started our organization with the purpose of carrying on in the spirit in which the fund originated, to help & assist families with children battling brain tumors with whatever their needs are at the time. In addition, our hopes are to advance Brain Tumor/Cancer Awareness, as well as research.
Since our inception in 2013, we have been able to assist
180 families, some of them multiple times, with more than
$200,000 in financial assistance. We donated
$65,000 specifically to pediatric brain tumor research
through the Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber
and gave away another $7,500 in scholarships through thE
Cory E. Gaudet Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Funds generated are used to assist the parents of children battling Brain Tumors. Examples of assistance we provide cover a wide range. From assistance with medical bills to helping make a child’s dream come true with a special gift or trip, our goal is to assist in any way a family sees as their greatest area of need. As parents who have dealt with the daily financial challenges that go along with fighting cancer, help is needed in many areas. We help these families with day to day expenses that many may not think of. Gas to get to and from appointments, parking and tolls, child care for their other children, etc. A family may need help with insurance payments, utilities, food or mortgage payments. Funds generated also support the Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of our son Cory at Blackstone Millville Regional High School. A portion of funds are donated specifically to Pediatric Brain Tumor research with the hopes of some day finding a cure.