Retinoblastoma of Arizona (RBAZ) started in February 2001, when 4 RB mothers met through a worldwide online RB support group and discovered they all lived in Arizona. In March 2001, these Mothers and their kids met at a park then went to lunch at McDonald’s. They had such a wonderful time they decided to meet again, inviting their husbands to all subsequent gatherings. After meeting other kids with retinoblastoma and prosthetic eyes, their children’s self-confidence grew. They had met someone “just like them.” For the first year, these 4 families meet every month. As the RBAZ family started to grow, gatherings changed to 3-4 times a year. In 2003, RBAZ officially became a non-profit organization.
a non-profit organization.
Hospital, presented Colleen with the 2007
Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund World
Retinoblastoma Citizen Award on behalf of
Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund and SickKids
Today we continue to support families
from all over Arizona.
RBAZ isn't just an organization, we are a family.