Founded by her family for grants to organizations helping people with a terminal illness, preferably those with neurofibromatosis.
In 1970 at the age of seven, Julie Ann Robertson Cashour was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a disease she would fight for the duration of her life. Julie refused to let the disease stop her from living life normally. She worked at the National Cancer Institute and participated in many community activities. In honor of her courageous battle and to promote awareness of neurofibromatosis, her family started The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund when she passed away in May 2000 at the age of 36. In Julie’s memory, this fund provides grants to organizations serving people with neurofibromatosis or researching a cure for the disease as well as to those within the community coping with a terminal illness.