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Chester County Community Foundation
The Lincoln Building
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
610-696-8211 (t)
610-696-8213 (f)

For Good. Forever.

Mission Statement...
Stanley’s family created Stanley’s DREAM to continue his legacy, making his unfulfilled dream to attend college a reality for other students. Stanley’s DREAM provides two college scholarships to graduating seniors and supports childhood brain cancer research by awarding research grants to hospitals.

Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Recipients:

Averie Dickinson                           Akinola Sogunro

Download our 2015 Scholarship Application


About Stanley...

Just as many 12-year olds have, Stanley Austin Edwards had a dream: his dream was to attend college. Unlike many
12-year olds, achieving his dream was complicated by the battle he was fighting against brain cancer.  A gifted student and promising athlete, Stanley was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at age 12.  The location of his tumor resulted in the onset of learning disabilities as well as paralysis of his right arm and leg, making school more difficult and preventing him from participating in the many sports he loved.

After seeing the movie “Rudy”, the true story of a young man who beat insurmountable odds to attend and play football for Notre Dame University, Stanley resolved that he would not only attend college, but that he would attend Notre Dame
as well.

Unfortunately, Stanley would not live to fulfill his dream.  Unexpectedly, in May of 2001, the Edwards family learned that Stanley’s tumor had returned and he passed away in January of 2002 at the age of 14.  Although Stanley lost so many physical abilities, his
family remembers what he managed to courageously sustain: his wit
and sense of humor, his hope and faith, his strength and dignity, his zest for life, and his ability to inspire all who met him. And of course, they remember his dream.

Donate to Stanley's Dream or view website

Click here to view the video of Stanley's Dream
Featured on CBS Brotherly Love with Ukee Washington!

Upcoming Events...

7th Annual 5K Walk/Run
New Year's Day: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Download our Race Brochure

Race Registrations Now Being Accepted


Past Events...

Dialing for Dollars
Wednesday August 20, 2014

We thank you for supporting this event!

7th Annual Golf Outing
When: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Where: Broad Run Golfer's Course
1520 Tattersall Way, West Chester, PA 19380

We thank those of you who helped us support Stanley's Dream for our 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run.  Over 200 of you showed your support and we couldn't be happier!
6th Annual 5K Walk/Run

New Year's Day
When: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

6th Annual Golf Outing
When: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Where: Honeybrook Golf Club


5th Annual 5K Run/Walk
New Year's Day
When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thanks to those of you who joined us at our 5K Race on New Year's Day! 
We had a great time raising money in Stanley's memory and look forward to seeing you again!

5th Annual Golf Outing
When: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Where: Honeybrook Golf Club

Stanley's Dream Summer Gala
When: Friday, August 3, 2012
Where: Milestone Events

4th Annual 5k Walk/Run

New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1, 2012

4th Annual Golf Outing
When: August 1, 2011

Where: Downingtown Country Club

3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run
When: Friday, January 1, 2011

The Dream Lives On...
Raising Awareness and Funding
To Fight Childhood Brain Cancer
one step at a time...

Press Archive...

L-R, Dr. Peter C. Phillips, Pediatric Oncologist, CHOP, Donna & Stan Edwards, Dr. Jean B. Belasco, Pediatric Oncologist, CHOP and Beth Harper Briglia, Chester County Community Foundation)

June 11, 2014: Full press release TBP

May 20, 2012: Full press release

February 26, 2010: Full press release

February 20, 2009: Full press release

February 6, 2008: Full press release

April 30, 2007: Full press release

More Information...

To learn more, please visit the official Stanley's DREAM website

To make a Donation...
Please visit our donation page
Send a check made payable to:
"Stanley's DREAM c/o CCCF"
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382

you can donate at the official Stanley's DREAM website


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