Carlsbad-based nonprofit Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) was recently awarded the 10News Leadership Award. In partnership with LEAD San Diego, the Leadership Award acknowledges individuals and organizations nominated by their peers for selfless acts of time, dedication, and making the community a better place. The award was presented by 10News Anchor Steve Atkinson to MTF co-founders Beth and Brad Thorp at the home of Blake and Michelle Matthews, a family that was helped by MTF when their three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer just six days after the birth of the family’s second child in October.

Through several assistance programs, MTF supports families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases, and disorders by providing financial, emotional, and resource support when they need it most. Learn more at