Welcome to the Sherard Shaw Foundation
Sherard Shaw Jr. was a caring father, loving husband, and loyal friend to many. Those he mentored in the classroom and on the playing field simply knew him as Coach Shaw. He was driven to inspire his students and players to overcome adversity and succeed beyond what they believed possible. Coach Shaw was diagnosed with stomach and esophagus cancer in November of 1994, at age 42. Despite the challenges he faced, defeat was never an option he accepted. His battle with cancer was never about himself, but instead about being strong for his family, friends, and players. Despite his relentless fight, Coach Shaw lost his battle to cancer on the morning of November 7, 1995.
The Sherard Shaw Foundation seeks to inspire and motivate others to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. This cause demands the same determination and teamwork Coach Shaw demonstrated throughout his life. This foundation will support children's cancer research hospitals and other 501(c)(3) organizations that are assisting children battling cancer. Our hope is to help provide patients, families, physicians, and scientists with all the resources necessary to fight against this challenging disease.