ONE MOTHER, ONE DAUGHTER, ONE PROMISE!® "I promise you that I will open a children's cancer foundation one day to help needy pediatric cancer families pay their bills and help fund research to find a cure for Ewing's sarcoma bone cancer," said Diane Trivelli to her dying daughter, Arielle. April 29, 2009: Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. was founded. June 16, 2010: Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. received their 501(c)3 not for profit status from the Internal Revenue Service. Click HERE for our IRS 501(c)3 Acceptance Letter Click HERE for our 2019 990-EZ
The mission of the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. is... - to raise funds to help needy pediatric cancer families pay their bills, - to support Ewing's sarcoma research **, - to support the four memorial funds set up in Arielle Anacker's name. **The Arielle Anacker Ewing's Sarcoma Research Fund (AAESRF) was established in 2012 at the National Cancer Institutes at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. All funds donated to the AAESRF will help fund research to find a cure for Ewings sarcoma and related sarcomas. To make a donation to support the AAESRF, please use the initials AAESRF-NCI-NIH in the memo/notes section of the donation page to specify that your donation will be applied towards research only. Thank you so much for your support!
WHAT ARE THE FOUR MEMORIAL FUNDS NAMED AFTER ARIELLE?
Arielle Anacker's Butterfly Garden at
Tradewinds Elementary School
At Tradewinds Elementary School located in Coconut Creek, Florida, there is a butterfly garden called Arielle Anacker's Butterfly Garden.
Tradewinds Elementary School has established the Arielle Anacker Butterfly Garden Fund to help maintain Arielle's butterfly garden.
The Arielle Scholarship for
The Baby Otter Scholarship and Education Fund is a non-profit organization that brings the life-saving benefits of the internationally-acclaimed Baby Otter Swim School's Baby Otter Swim Program to those children throughout the U.S. and the world who need them most. Over the years, Baby Otter Swim School had been approached by both underprivileged and special needs individuals and groups, either directly or through referrals from previous clients, parents, teachers and others familiar with the success of the program. As time and resources were available, Baby Otter Swim School provided free training and classes to as many of these children and adults as possible. The Baby Otter Scholarship and Education Fund has set up the Arielle Anacker Scholarship for Underprivileged Children. Please click HERE for more information.
Arielle Anacker Bankshot Award for Courage
and Good Sportsmanship
An award has been established by Bankshot, Inc. (located in Rockville, MD) in the name of Arielle Anacker to annually provide an award to the individual demonstrating courage and good sportsmanship. Click HERE to read the original article.
Arielle Anacker Flag Scholarship
An award was established by the Coconut Creek Football Program in the name of Arielle Anacker to annually provide a scholarship to a teenage volunteer who excels in providing his or her assistance to the program and its participants. This scholarship has been suspended.
The vision of the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. is to help as many families as we can and to help fund a cure for Ewing's sarcoma!! We hope to one day be a nationwide foundation!!
MEET THE TEAM
DIANE TRIVELLI - FOUNDER
Diane Trivelli was born and raised in Somerset, NJ. She moved to Coral Springs, FL in 1986. Diane was married to Bill Anacker from 1987-1991. On December 28, 1989, Diane gave birth to Arielle Corinne Anacker. When Arielle was two, the couple divorced. In 1992, Diane moved back to Coral Springs with Arielle and married her second husband, Ugo Trivelli. Together, they had two sons, Michael and Andrew. The family lived Coconut Creek from 1995-2015, until the couple divorced.
In 1997, when Arielle was 7, Michael was 3 and Andrew was 16 months old, Arielle was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. For more than three years, Arielle and Diane commuted back and forth to Maryland so Arielle could be treated at the National Institutes of Health. It was a blessing that Ugo Trivelli, Diane's parents Allen and Isabel Gershowitz and sister Joanie Mintz were all able to help raise Michael and Andrew while Diane and Arielle were away. Arielle's paternal family in Maryland embraced Arielle and Diane, assisting them with transportation, home-cooked meals and providing them with home away from home love and support. Diane will always be grateful for their all of their love and support.
It was a very difficult time for the Anacker/Trivelli families. Arielle's treatment and care became increasingly expensive and the couple found it difficult to pay their bills. Diane opened up a trust fund in Arielle's name and Diane's family, friends and the community came together to raise money in order to help pay for Arielle's medical and travel expenses. Tragically, the cancer was too aggressive and Arielle passed away on January 19, 2001 at age 11. Before Arielle passed away, Diane promised Arielle that she would open a foundation to help needy pediatric cancer families pay their bills and raise money for research to find a cure for Ewing's Sarcoma.
After Arielle passed away, Diane concentrated on raising her two sons, Michael and Andrew. She became an active volunteer at Tradewinds Elementary School and Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs. Diane served on the PTA Board and numerous committees at the temple. In May of 2004, Diane was appointed as Music Chair under Cantor Susan Weiss at the temple. Diane retired from that position in January of 2011. Diane sat on the Board of One Planet United, a non profit organization that promotes peace and unity among all people. Diane was also a board member in her community and served as the President of Parkwood VI for 4 1/2 years. In 2009, Diane organized, formed and incorporated the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation and received IRS approved 501(c)(3) status on June 16, 2010. Diane serves as President and Treasurer of the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation.
Diane is a professional singer and a lepidopterist (studies butterflies and raises them naturally). Many people know Diane as the "Butterfly Lady of Coconut Creek"! Diane has taken on the stage name of BflyLadyDi εїз and is now an internationally recognized recording artist, thanks to her Director of Entertainment and love of her life, Vincent Broomfield, with whom she resides. Her first song, "Just Never Give Up (The Cancer Fight Song)" has been gaining recognition around the world for all cancer fighters via her YouTube video.
Click HERE to watch the video!
JEANINE LUCERI - SECRETARY
"I am proud to be on this board of directors to honor a dear friend and her mother and help keep their promise alive. Arielle and I met during the diagnosis of our rare cancers. We shared our love of laughter, butterflies, and friendship to last forever. It truly means a lot to me to be part of this wonderful foundation to help other pediatric cancer stricken familes! I have been participating in cancer walks since 1999 and ALS walks since 2008. In my spare time, I love to make memories with my family." Written by Jeanine Luceri, January 2021
BILL YOUNG - VICE PRESIDENT
Bill Young has worked in the Accounting field in South Florida since 1980 transferring from JC Penney, Auditing Department in New York City. Bill first started volunteering at his church as an usher and was the first registration coordinator for the Young Adults conference for the Archdiocese Of Miami at the Fountained Blue Hotel in Miami Beach, FL in 1985. From 1990 to 1993, Bill volunteer for the Miami Children Society. He later got involved with the Boy Scouts of America when his son joined cub scouts. He started as an Assistant Den Leader then Den leader and later became an Assistant Scout Master until his son became an Eagle Scout. Bill’s son started playing baseball with the Miami Lakes Optimist Baseball team, in time, Bill began helping out his son’s team as an Assistant Coach and then later as Coach of the team. Bill has been an Extraordinary Minister for his parish and brings communion to the home bound. The man who Bill visits has been fighting cancer the last four years. In 2011 Bill retired and wanted to give more to the community and joined as a volunteer with the Miami Dolphins Special Teams volunteer group. Bill has thousands of volunteer hours with the Miami Dolphins Special Teams. Last year, one of The Miami Dolphins Special Teams event was The Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation Health Fair and Gala. Bill was the Captain for the Miami Dolphins Special Teams volunteer group. Bill has always held a special place in his heart for kids and it was only natural to accept Diane’s request for him to be a member of the board.
SHAWANA NEWSOME - BOARD MEMBER
Shawana is a mother of four amazing children and a career public servant. She has been employed by the federal government for more than 11years. Originally from Miami Dade County, Shawana made Broward her home 14 years ago. Shawana has been volunteering and giving her time to several organizations. Recently she sat on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Broward and Coast to Coast Legal for 6 years. Shawana has been involved with several other agencies in the community, organizing back to school and holiday drives for needy families. Shawana is very excited to join the Arielle Anacker Foundation and is looking forward to doing great things.
MICHAEL TRIVELLI - BOARD MEMBER
As one of Arielle's younger brothers, holding a position on the Board is especially meaningful to Michael. Michael was just six years old when Arielle lost her battle with cancer. Michael graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. He currently resides in Orlando, FL where he works as a CIP Analyst for the Orlando Utilities Commission. Michael enjoys building custom computers as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest in technological innovations. Michael has volunteered for a number of past AACF fundraising events and even operated the livestream for the 2nd Annual WE LOVE OUR KIDS HEALTH & SAFETY EXPO.
VINCENT BROOMFIELD - DIRECTOR OF ENTERTAINMENT
Vincent Broomfield was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is one of a large family of nine children! Vince has been a featured sax player of many bands since the age of 15. Vince was the saxophonist on the 1990's Miami based TV talk show MIAMI TONIGHT, KENDALL TOYOTA SHOW, which he performed live with MELBA MOORE, AUTURO SANDOVAL, and TITO PUENTE shortly before his death. Vince is also a keyboard player, vocalist, songwriter and producer. He is the younger brother of 1980's R&B singer Eugene Wilde, who scored two #1 hits in 1985 (Gotta Get You Home With Me Tonight and Don't Say No Tonight) and also wrote the big hit for the Backstreet Boyz (I'll Never Break Your Heart). Vince has worked on the Dazz Band's album in the 80's, on the Lenny Kravitz album (Black and White America) and has worked with MILLIE VANILLI producer Frank Farian, as well as Stephanie Mills and Regina Belle's producer Nick Martinelli.
In 2013, after traveling with Diane Trivelli on a fundraising trip, Vince was appointed to Director of Entertainment for the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, as he was deeply moved by the work that Diane was doing for the children with cancer and their families. His knowledge and expertise in the music business would be very much needed. In late 2013, Vince released his first smooth jazz album, "So Incredible" (#1 album for nine weeks in Africa) and donates all proceeds from the album to the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation. Vince released his album, "Extraordinaire" in late 2014, his third vocal R&B-Soul album, which reached #1 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30 in January of 2015 and stayed at #1 for three weeks!! Vince released "You're Late Again Cinderella" in August, 2015 and "I Can't Wait (The Whoopie Song)" in November 2015. In 2016, Vince helped his now girlfriend Diane Trivelli with her singing career, creating BflyLadyDi. Vince wrote and produced Diane’s first single, “Just Never Give Up (The Cancer Fight Song)” and together they produced a video for the single. Since then, Vince and Diane happily reside together and he has written, produced and released many more singles for both BflyLadyDi and himself and continues to assist Diane with the Foundation in many ways.
Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation's logo was created by Diane Trivelli. Arielle's real signature was found in one of her notebooks and copied into Photoshop. A scan of a photo of Arielle's hand holding her favorite species of butterfly (a Polydamas Swallowtail) was also uploaded into Photoshop. With the help of Diane's graphic artist friend, Rob Carhart, the logo of the foundation was created. Diane filed for a trademark and copyright of the logo in December 2011. The official logo for the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. was registered and trademarked in April of 2013.
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