Granting adult wishes since May 3, 2014

Our Mission

The Fairy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to forging lasting memories for adults with life‑threatening medical conditions.

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Every donation—large or small—makes an impact.

Because our operating costs are funded entirely by private donors, 100% of your donations go toward impacting lives and your generosity will truly make a difference.

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Meet The Team

Along with a fierce commitment to improve the lives of adults facing life‑threatening illnesses, each member of our board brings unique perspective to the organization.

Drawing upon personal experience and our expertise in business and medicine, we hope to bring solace and fulfillment to everyone touched by the Fairy Foundation.

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When Scott Petinga was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, he realized there might be no more tomorrows. And though he was declared “cancer free” in 2007, that challenging journey catapulted him, both professionally and personally, in positive directions he never anticipated.

Grateful for his health and the opportunities in his life, Scott felt compelled to impact as many people as possible and is using his businesses to help solve humanitarian needs. Besides the Fairy Foundation, he’s the founder of two additional 501(c)(3) including the TH!NK DIFFERENT Foundation and The Center for Advocacy for Cancer of the Testes International (CACTI). He lives in the Minneapolis metro with his wife, spoiled dog and is also the father of three pretty amazing daughters.

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Raised in a household focused on the treatment, care, and financial support of cancer patients in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, area, Douglas Sborov’s passionate commitment to the treatment of patients with incurable cancer is deeply rooted.

Following an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Utah, Douglas joined The Ohio State University as a National Institute of Health Clinical Research Fellow, where he concentrates on the treatment of multiple myeloma patients and the establishment of early phase clinical trials in this patient population.

As a patient advocate on the front lines of medicine, Douglas understands the incredible emotional and physical hardships endured by cancer patients on a daily basis, and remains committed to serving those affected by cancer as a tribute to his brave patients.

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