Why Elephants?

Elephants are one of the only animals who grieve like us after a loss, they shed tears and even try to ‘bury’ and protect those that have passed. An elephant’s character is that of a very kind but fierce fighter, resembling the cancer fighters we honor with this foundation. Elephants have also become a new, big player in pediatric cancer research with over 40 copies of the p53 gene, a protein that fights cancer and other cell abnormalities, whereas humans only have 2.