Joey's Wings, childhood cancer, non-profit, San Diego

Meet Joey

Battling the odds


Joey's Art

Artist, musician, mathematician



Joey’s Wings Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity, was established in 2014 in the memory of Joey Xu, who was taken from us by childhood cancer on Nov. 26, 2014. Joey was diagnosed with xp11.2 translocation renal cell carcinoma, a rare but aggressive cancer, which has no standard treatment protocol. Our mission is to fund research that focuses on kidney cancers affecting children and young adults, raise awareness and provide support to families affected by childhood cancer. Our foundation is supported by an active Board of Directors operating solely on a volunteer basis. 100% of all donations made is used towards research and treatment options, patients care and advocacy for developing less toxic therapies to treat kidney cancer among children and young adults.


In June 2017, Joey’s Wings donates $100,000 to the kidney cancer program at the UTSouthwestern Medical Center to study renal cell carcinoma that affect children. Joey’s Wings is proud of you for your dedication and persistence to help us find less toxic treatment for children fighting cancer.

In June 2017, Joey’s Wings donates $100,000 to the kidney cancer program at the UTSouthwestern Medical Center to study renal cell carcinoma.

Under One Umbrella- The Children of the World

This very special concert will be a fundraising event to support Joey's Wings. The funds will go to support children undergoing cancer treatment at Rady's Children's Hospital. The concert will feature the children of St.Peter's singing music from around the world as well as friends from around San Diego including a youth string quartet and an ensemble of traditional Chinese instruments.

2018 Shine for Love Fundraising Show

2018 Shine for Love Fundraising Show to benefit Joey’s Wings will be held on May 12, the Mother’s day weekend, at the Bayarea of California. This event, composed of two shows and charity auctions, will attract 1,000 people from the area. Joey’s Wings is honored to work with the Able2Shine raising awareness and fund to support pediatric cancer research and patients care.

Registration NOW OPEN!

2018 Plano Pacer's Charity 5k benefiting Joey's Wings


Plano Pacer's Charity 5k


At 8am 7/28 Saturday


Bob Woodruff Park, 2601 San Gabriel Dr, Plano, TX 75074


Register at






San Diego New Children's Museum Exhibit: September 2017

From September 6 - October 2, the New Children's Museum of San Diego will display our 2,000 (more exactly 2,200) cranes for childhood cancer awareness. September is childhood cancer awareness month and 2,000 is the number of children die from cancer a year in this country. On Saturdays of September 9, 16, 23 & 30, museum will host 4 sections of origami workshops. We will sell some crane earrings and strings at the museum's gift shop. The New Children's Museum of San Diego is a dynamic new model of a children's museum that provides inventive and engaging art experiences that are meaningful to children and families.


From the bottom of our hearts, Joey's Wings wants to thank the team at The New Children's Museum. We are so humbled and honored by the work of the excellent team to make this happen. With their help, our voice for children with cancer is louder and stronger!Japanese legend says a wish can be granted if you fold 1,000 cranes. We've folded thousands and thousands of cranes.


We will not stop until one day the wish is granted: cure childhood cancer.






Call: 352-538-2155             Email:

Joey's Wings Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization,

EIN 47-4827646. Donations made are tax-deductible in the United States.


Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

Contact Us

Copyright 2017 by Joey's Wings | All rights reserved