About Us

Metzgar Family

Shane’s Future Days is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission to raise awareness, research funds and assist families currently battling Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma and other rare childhood cancers. We are located in the Philadelphia area. Currently, our research funds will be allocated to the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute (http://www.cc-tdi.org). Other funds will be distributed based on need to families affected by rare childhood cancers and to help raise awareness for rare pediatric cancers.

Shane’s Future Days was founded by Paul and Michele Metzgar in memory of their son Shane Joseph Metzgar. Shane was diagnosed with stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma at 8 months old. He fought for one year and two days until he passed away at 19 months old on March 30, 2015.

Every year 350 children are diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. The funding for this type of cancer and other rare cancers is extremely low due to the rarity of cases. In general, the funding for pediatric cancer is less than 4% from the U.S. government’s cancer fund. Without a voice, nothing will change. Shane’s voice will be heard.

Help make sure that Shane’s voice is heard.