Our Founding

The Katie Moore Foundation was founded in 2013 by Dominic Moore, center for the NHL's Boston Bruins. Katie Moore passed away at the age of 31 after being diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer, called Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Cancer, with all its pain and devastation, could not extinguish Katie’s desire to live and love. Even after her diagnosis, she continued to embrace all the life she could, with all the loved ones she could. She did it in a spirit of such courage, selflessness, and gratitude that everyone around her was amazed—and changed. Katie passed away on January 7, 2013, but she left behind memories and inspiration that will glow forever in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. KMF carries the spirit of Katie Moore, including our logo.

Shortly after an extensive surgery in April of 2012, Katie got a pair of neon sneakers. She chose these glowing shoes because she thought they’d put a smile on people’s faces. She was right. Wherever she went in the following months, people noticed her sneakers and commented enthusiastically. Seeing her strategy work, Katie added other neon items to her wardrobe. Soon, people at hospitals and wherever she went anticipated her arrival with joy—uplifted by a young cancer patient whose shoes and whole spirit glowed.

Our neon logo reflects Katie’s vibrant love of life.