About Us

Welcome To Trevor's Trek Foundation

Welcome to Trevor’s Trek Foundation.  I am Trevor Schaefer, founder and Executive Director of Trevor’s Trek Foundation.  In November of 2002, at the age of 13, I was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a highly malignant form of brain cancer.  For years I battled the bully that is cancer, and today, I am happy to report, I’ve won my battle.

I AM A BRAIN CANCER SURVIVOR!  However, my fight against cancer did not stop with survival and the pronouncement of being cancer-free. In 2007 with the help of my mother and long time friend Susan Rosser I held the first ever Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk in Idaho and in 2009 we became an official non-profit organization.  My fight against cancer will continue until my mission of providing a healthier future for children and communities is achieved.  We have a long way to go, but the road to great success starts with the first step.

Research and statistics on pediatric cancer have presented to us a wake-up call.  The American Childhood Cancer Organization has reported that approximately 43 children are diagnosed with cancer each day in the US.  Dr. Richard Clapp (professor emeritus of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health) has stated that one component for the rise in these alarming statistics is environmental chemical exposures.

Trevor’s Trek Foundation (TTF) is committed to its mission to help facilitate research into the causes of  childhood cancer and to develop the means to eradicate those causes. National legislation was introduced entitled Trevor’s Law to help pinpoint and eradicate the predatory cancers caused by exposure to toxins in our environment.  Trevor’s Law was signed by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2016.

In addition to our primary objectives, we believe in creating positive environments and fostering more awareness for those affected by childhood cancer.  TTF has built, in Boise, Idaho, a Children’s Cancer Pavilion in Julia Davis Park.  The combination of an online presence and a solid-ground meeting place gives cancer patients, their families, survivors and the general public an opportunity to join together to share and learn from each other’s experiences.  TTF will continue to shine as a beacon of hope promoting the belief, “Positive actions are the beginning of positive results.”

"Trevor's Trek Childhood Cancer Foundation is a shining example of how the selfless actions of an individual can make a real difference in the lives of those in need."
Mike Crapo Senator of Idaho 2020
Senator Mike Crapo

What We Do

"Trevor is an amazing young man and has done so much at such a young age to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the environmental factors that may be contributing to this horrible disease."
Kristen Armstrong
Olympic Gold Medalist
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Our Mission

We work to raise awareness for and protect communities inflicted with childhood cancer and childhood cancer clusters and support the implementation of Trevor’s Law through action, advocacy and collaboration.

Our Vision

Trevor’s Trek Foundation envisions a world in which children no longer suffer from preventable childhood cancers that are related to the air they breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink and the dirt in which they play.  We strive to create a world in which parents no longer have to ask, “Why did this happen to my child?”

Board of Directors

Trevor Schaefer

President & Co-Founder

Chris Gould

Vice President


Max Head


Advisory Board


Charlie Smith

Advisory Member & Co-Founder


Robbie Patton

Advisory Member


Susan Rosser

Advisory Member & Co-Founder

Larry Flynn

Advisory Member