#Roommates, in honor of her late brother Miyagi who passed away from cancer, #JheneAiko has created the WAYS Foundation in his memory. According to @Billboard, she launched the foundation in hopes of giving back to other cancer patients.
This Christmas Eve, Jhene made her first donation of $15,000 to a five-year-old girl named Lily Olive who is currently battling leukemia. “This Christmas, I decided to gift my family with the ‘WAYS Foundation,’ something my family and I have had in the works since the passing of my brother,” the singer said in a statement. “I decided to make a donation on my family’s behalf in which we plan to continue to help people and families affected by cancer.”
“WAYS” is an acronym for “Why aren’t you smiling” which was a phrase her brother often said through his own fight with the disease. Despite losing a loved one, it’s great to see Jhene is using a tragedy to bring positive news to so many others!