The Child Reach Foundation was incorporated by Gianna and Chazz Palminteri in 2005 as a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of children’s health and welfare. The Foundation awards grant money to support doctors and hospitals for research and treatment of pediatric rare blood disorders and diseases as well as programs to benefit children and their families in need.
As part of their commitment to children’s health and welfare, Gianna and Chazz Palminteri have created The Child Reach Foundation to help find a cure for thalassemia which is a fatal genetic blood disease. Due to the lack of research available for this genetic disease, The Palminteri’s have committed their time and efforts to raising funds in order to supply financial grants to doctors and fellows searching for a cure for thalassemia. To date, they have raised over 1.2 million dollars for research. An impressive board of directors and staff leadership helps position the foundation to fulfill its mission.
Currently we have seen such progress and are in the test phase for a cure under the direction of Dr. Stefano Rivella and Dr. Michel Sadelain. Finding a cure for thalassemia rests at the very heart of our commitment to the children who will benefit from The Child Reach Foundation, enabling them to have the opportunity to blossom into secure, productive adults.
In addition The Child Reach Foundation supports The Children’s Health Fund and Dr. Irwin Redlener, Paul Simon and Karen Redlener who are champions in the fight against children’s poverty, homlessness and stable medical care.
Gianna and Chazz Palminteri are also dedicated to ensuring that the arts and its programs provide a creative outlet for children’s growth and development. The Child Reach Foundation is proud to have provided grants and scholarships for this cause.
The Child Reach Foundation also supports the Police Benevolent Association and local State Police and their families with grants for their children with Special Needs.
The mission of The Child Reach Foundation is to raise and disburse funds for increased research to find potential cures for pediatric blood diseases such as thalassemia and other pediatric disorders, as well as funding grants for the welfare of children and their families.