On June 20, 1997, 5 year old Keaton Raphael was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer of the nervous system) and Keaton was tragically taken too soon by childhood cancer. He courageously fought for his life and earned his Angel's Wings. In memory, Keaton's parents created the Keaton Raphael Memorial and his legacy lives on in thousands of children & families.
Our mission is to support children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational, and financial support while increasing awareness and funding a research toward a cure.
Keaton Raphael Memorial’s Childhood Cancer Family Navigator Program provides families with information, resources and education necessary to navigate the complexities of their childhood cancer journey. A HOPE Chest filled with educational resources, financial assistance and gifts for all family members helps with the anxiety induced by a cancer diagnosis. If a child loses their fight, the family is given a handmade memory box with grieving resources.
Despite great progress in research, cancer still kills more children ages 1 through 20 in the United States than any other disease – more than pediatric AIDS, asthma, juvenile diabetes, and cystic fibrosis combined. Keaton Raphael Memorial’s goal is to care for the family so that their attention can be focused on the child and help them connect to the resources they need to stay afloat financially and emotionally during this trying time.
Executive Board of Directors
Vice President, Business Services Officer
First Northern Bank
Richard J. Robinson(Vice Chair)
Public Affairs Director, North Valley
Kriss Ann Mann(Secretary)
Mann, Urrutia, Nelson CPA's & Assoc. LLP
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Westfield Galleria at Roseville
Elevate Public Relations
2013 Board of Directors
MSW/Human Services Professor
Medical Vision Technology
Michael K. Iwahiro
Attorney at Law
The Burton Law Firm
Executive Assistant/Payroll Administrator
Barbieri Commercial Brokerage
Innova Restaurant Concepts
Liisa Lawson Stark
Director, Public Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad
Cheif Administrative Officer
Associate Director of Administration
UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce