Our Mission

To support children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.

Our Story… 

On June 20, 1997, our 5-year-old son, Keaton, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer of the nervous system).

In the following nine months, our doctors at UC Davis Medical Center began a very aggressive treatment approach. It was discovered that a cutting-edge clinical trial was taking place at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. This treatment was New Hope and offered Keaton a 70% chance of survival. Together, UC Davis and Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute began a coordinated care program for Keaton. Without hesitation, as a family, we flew to Boston. In December of 1997, Keaton began a double bone marrow transplant. By now, he had endured six cycles of aggressive chemotherapy treatment, removal of the tumor from his abdomen and a lifetime dose of radiation therapy.

On February 20, 1998, after a nine-month battle, we suddenly lost Keaton due to complications of his second transplant. Keaton remains our “Hero of Heroes,” he entered the fight for his life on Angel’s wings.

In memory of our son we created a not for profit organization that since inception, has remained committed to helping childhood cancer families in Northern California through our Patient Care, Research, Advocacy and Education funds. We feel very blessed by the support we received while caring for Keaton. Our tragedy has opened our eyes and presses us forward. The war is not over.

Robyn Raphael
Founder/CEO ~ Keaton’s Mommy Forever



The de Vere White family welcomes you to our pubs, where we hope you’ll find your home away from home. We come from a long line of Irish innovators—publicans, brewers, writers, and more—and we strive to keep the family tradition alive through our authentic establishments.

We also like to honor our extended pub family by engaging with the communities that surround us. Whether we’re throwing events, raising funds for charities, or simply starting up a conversation, we love interacting with others just as much as we love pouring the perfect 20-ounce pint of Guinness.

So come in, explore our many rare whiskeys, enjoy our farm-to-table pub fare, and experience genuine pub life. In other words, come join the de Vere’s family!



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