Founder, Charitable Organization
In 1991, at age three, Chad Juros was diagnosed with leukemia. Four years later, he relapsed and spent 17 months in the cancer ward at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During his long stay, Chad re-learned how to walk and talk and recovered from numerous surgical procedures. His father, Donald Juros, MD, kept his son’s spirits up by teaching him magic tricks. Sadly, soon after Chad was released from the hospital, his beloved father was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and passed away in 2000.
In January 2003, Chad was once again confronted with grave illness, requiring emergency brain surgery. When he recovered, he decided it was time to make his father’s dying wish his own living wish. Chad founded the nonprofit Spread the Magic Foundation to fulfill his father’s hope that he would “continue to spread the magic around the world.”
Bringing hope and inspiration to children battling cancer, the foundation presents live magic shows to children in clinical settings, distributes DVDs that teach young patients simple magic tricks and provides support to the oncology survivorship program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Today, Chad is an accomplished magician and inspirational speaker whose performances raise money for pediatric cancer care. He is dedicated to perfecting the legacy his father gave him — to keep spreading the magic.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- George R. Lillie, RN
- Kathy Giusti
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Lori Grassette
- Joshua Sommer
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- John Murphy
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Ashley Bonner
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- The Center for Cancer Risk Assessment Genetic Counselors at Mass General
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- Kevin Campbell
- Lazarex Foundation
- Robert Howe
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Nicole McNerney
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.