Our History

The Ellie Fund was founded by brothers Jeff and Eliot Popkin in 1995 to honor their mother’s courageous fight against breast cancer and the giving spirit for which she was known throughout her life.

A Newton, Massachusetts resident for more than thirty years, Ellie volunteered at Children’s Hospital, was an active member of her community and a beloved pre-school teacher.

Our Mission

The mission of the Ellie Fund is to provide essential support services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery and healing.

Providing critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge helps to relieve our patients’ burden while in treatment.