Nick Cannon Announces Pediatric Cancer Foundation in Honor of Late Son Zen

Nick and baby momma Alyssa Scott, with whom he shares late son Zen, announce in a joint Instagram post that they have launched foundation named ‘Zen Light’ in their son’s honor.

AceShowbizNick Cannon honors his son Zen’s memory in the most beautiful way possible. On Friday, June 24, “The Masked Singer” host and Alyssa Scott announced that they had launched a foundation in their son’s honor.

In a joint Instagram post, Nick wrote, “June 23rd will forever be a day of celebration. A beautiful lighting ceremony to honor the life of an Angel. Zen’s birth has now transformed into ‘Zen’s Light.’ ” He added, “We are proud to announce his new foundation that will help so many others in this world.”

” ‘Zen’s Light’ mission is to foster global excellence in hope, grief care and pediatric healthcare for families and children in need,” the 41-year-old “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out” host explained. He additionally thanked those who joined the pair for the inaugural event, “specifically the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and our other beautiful partners.”

Nick concluded, “Can’t wait for next year where our Lighting Gala will continue [to] grow to help find a cure for pediatric cancer, further research and help console more families during difficult times.”

The news arrived a day after Alyssa took to Instagram to pay tribute to Zen on what would have been the little boy’s first birthday. “Happy heavenly birthday Zen. At the root of all the emotions I have today there is insurmountable love,” the 28-year-old model wrote.

“I always try my best to remain optimistic but right now I can’t help but cry out ‘it’s not suppose [sic] to be like this,’ ” she continued. “In my mind I can see him smashing his cake and crawling around, tugging at my legs. But the reality is I will blow out his first candle. I will wish he was still here with us. GO REST HIGH.”

As for Nick, he reposted Alyssa’s tribute while adding, “The loving, nurturing, irrefrangible, and strength-filled Amazing Mother [Alyssa] said it way better than I could ever.”

In a December 2021 episode of his show “Nick Cannon“, Nick revealed that his 5-month-old son had died of brain cancer which was discovered three months prior. Nick is also a father to 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with ex-wife Mariah Carey, 5-year-old Golden “Sagon” and 18-month-old Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell as well as 1-year-old twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with Abby De La Rosa. He is also currently expecting his eighth child with Bre Tiesi.

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