The two leading causes of death in the United States, heart disease and cancer, will invariably touch your life in some way if they haven't already.
Keeping Alive the Memory of Juanchi and Toti
Passed away on April 2, 2000. He suffered from Viral Cardiomyopathy.
Juanchi de la Rua
Passed away on October 24, 1998. He suffered from Bone Cancer.
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Miami, Florida 33155
Every year, our nation loses approximately 910,000 young lives to heart disease and 560,000 lives to cancer. Established in 2004, The JunTos Foundation was inspired by two lives lost to these diseases: Juan Carlos "Juanchi" de la Rua and Ramiro "Toti" Mendez; two inspirational young men whose lives were unfairly cut short by cancer and cardiomyopathy.
While Juanchi and Toti may have suffered from very separate illnesses, together (JunTos), we honor their memory through these efforts.
The JunTos mission is to help to prevent the unnecessary loss of precious lives by working with community research and treatment programs to raise awareness and promote early detection for cancer and heart disease and to support the families that are currently in a battle with these diseases.
As a non-profit organization with a mission rooted in direct experience with these two diseases, the JunTos Foundation invites you to join us in our counteroffensive efforts.
Our Impact: We have....
Granted a "wish" through the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Granted multiple scholarships to high school students to assist with their college education. (Westminster Christian School)
Given Courage Award at Annual Party (monetary gift given to a survivor of cancer or heart disease)
Donated a laptop, portable DVD players and a substantial collection of DVDs to the Jackson Memorial Cardiac Ward Recovery Room
Made contributions to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Cancer Disparity Research Program and Children's Heart Center (via Golden Angel Society)
We are a member of the Jackson Memorial Foundation Golden Angel Society.
We pride ourselves on looking for local opportunities to help children/families affected by either cancer or heart disease.
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