To provide emotional, spiritual, and educational support by listening to, understanding, and supporting families touched by childhood cancer.
Who Are We?
Founded and established by families who have faced childhood cancer themselves. We understand because we have faced the same fears, asked the same questions, and grasped for the same hope necessary to survive each day of this long, and most often, difficult journey.
Brighter Tomorrows was founded as a non-profit 501c3 corporation in 2007 by four mothers of children with cancer, determined that no family should ever have to travel this difficult road alone. Through their experiences it became apparent that there was power in providing this valuable support.
Executive Board Positions
Liz Canan ~ President
Brighter Tomorrows Founder
Mayo Clinic Operations, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine
Office of Health Equity and Inclusion Administrator
Mary Hansen ~ Secretary
Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, CEO
Certified Internal Auditor
Minnesota Health and Insurance Licensure
Brandon Passon ~ Treasurer
Internal Audit Services, Auditor II
Dr. Tanya Brown Ph.D., L.P