This Christmas, Jhene Aiko launched her WAYS Foundation, in honor of her late brother, in order to bring much needed financial support and hope to cancer sufferers and their families. Aiko explained to Billboard, "This Christmas, I decided to gift my family with the 'WAYS Foundation,' something my family and I have had in the works since the passing of my brother. I decided to make a donation on my family's behalf in which we plan to continue to help people and families affected by cancer."
As Billboard reports, Aiko made her first donation in the amount of $15,000 to five-year-old Lily Olive on Christmas Eve. The young girl from Eagle Rock, CA had been unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia over Thanksgiving break, and she has been battling the illness ever since.