Our Hero, Kevin
Kevin was an inspirational young man who battled Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer that afﬂicts less than 700 children annually for nearly 7 years. He was diagnosed with stage 4, high risk neuroblastoma at just 10 years old. During his journey he lived in and out of hospitals searching for a life saving treatment and was finally diagnosed refractory, non-responsive to traditional chemotherapies.
Kevin willingly gave himself to experimental treatments of all kinds. These groundbreaking treatments may not have been able to save Kevin’s life, yet because of him and heroic children like him, the research community has made monumental strides in perfecting these experimental treatments. This will save many lives in the future and will pave the way to ultimately ﬁnding a cure.
Young Kevin became an ardent advocate, sharing his story and speaking out in support of childhood cancer. He delivered his emotional message in front of thousands at a beneﬁt for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, The Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, Hats off for Cancer and more.
Kevin was an amazing and accomplished public speaker. He was an honors student, an athlete, and a musician. His world was ever expanding, something quite unusual, and unbelievably admirable, for a kid who was ﬁghting insurmountable odds from boyhood to adolescence. His story changed the lives of so many people, and his spirit lives on in the thousands of people that he touched.
Kevin Cordasco passed away March 11th, 2013. He never quit. Ever.
The following are awards and honors bestowed on by Kevin
Citizen of the Year 2008 City of Calabasas
Courage Award by proclamation of the City Council
Kevin Cordasco Day Feb 11th Calabasas
Most Inspirational Player Calabasas High School Basketball
Senator’s Commendation Senator Fran Pavley
Honorary Mayor of Calabasas 2013
Kevin Cordasco Memorial 5k, Calabasas Classic
AC Stelle Character Award 2010
Commissioners Award AYSO Region 71
Kevin Cordasco Memorial Award. Est 2014 Calabasas Football
Kevin Cordasco “Courage, Strength, Believe” Student Alumni Game
Teen Drive started by Kevin and “Kids for a Cure” to help bring joy to teens suffering from cancers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Celebration of Kevin's Life