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Annual Report



In 2016, The Cancer Foundation provided financial assistance and resource navigation to 544 individuals across its 18-county northeast Georgia service area

In 2016, The Cancer Foundation provided $242,000 in financial assistance 1 out of every 3 Americans will face cancer in their lifetime

2.5x Cancer patients are two-and-a-half times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer

Since incorporating in 2008, The Cancer Foundation has helped more than 2,200 patients living in northeast Georgia

THANK YOU Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Gaines, Jr. Drs. Neal & Ann Marrano Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Schoenfeld

INTRODUCTION MISSION The Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help alleviate the

WHO WE ARE The Cancer Foundation (TCF) is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance for basic life needs such as housing, utilities, food and medications. The ultimate goal of TCF is to provide emergency monetary assistance to cancer patients living in northeast Georgia.

financial burden of cancer for eligible patients.

VISION To eradicate the financial hardship for all northeast Georgia residents who are diagnosed with cancer.

WHY WE WERE FOUNDED The physicians of University Cancer & Blood Center, LLC founded TCF in 2005 after treating a growing number of patients in need of financial assistance. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family suffers, not just emotionally, but also financially. Thus, the Financial Assistance Program helps alleviate a cancer patient’s immediate financial crisis and the debilitating stress that stems from their diagnosis. TCF wants to improve the quality of life for cancer patients living in our community.

YEAR AT A GLANCE Annual TCF Board of Directors retreat for strategic planning.

MARCH The seventh annual Cocktails: A Season of Spice & Ice raised a record-breaking $140,000



Bi-annual TCF BBQ raised $1,125 for patients.

JANUARY FEBRUARY TCF kicks off Friends of the Foundation!

APRIL Bi-annual Products in Oncology Fair at Athens Country Club.

TCF received $1,040 from Heyward Allen Toyota's "No Shave November" program.

DECEMBER AUGUST We reached a milestone 2,000 patients helped with our financial assistance!


Camilla Bracewell led the charge to a record-number of 200 volunteers for the eighth annual Tri to Beat Cancer.


We have given ONE MILLION dollars in financial assistance!


We are chosen as beneficiary of the second annual Tanger Pink Gala and Fit for a Cure 5K.


We kicked off the March to a Million endowment campaign with a generous donation from Jim Wallace and Jessica Wallace Tolbert.

NOVEMBER First annual Donor Appreciation Dinner at LRG Provisions. We appreciate our donors!

MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR "TCF is stronger due to our ever-growing community that donates in support of our local mission." Dear Friends, Looking back on the past year, one word comes to mind: growth. 2016 was a remarkable year for The Cancer Foundation (TCF). We continued to meet the growing need for our assistance by approving every eligible patient that applied. Our dedicated board of directors, donors, staff and volunteers have done a tremendous job of expanding our outreach and assistance offered to patients, while strengthening awareness and fundraising. In October, TCF reached an incredible milestone of providing one million dollars of financial assistance to cancer patients living in northeast Georgia. TCF’s sole focus is providing assistance to cancer patients when they need it most. While proud of this major million dollar accomplishment, we also need to recognize with gratitude the referring professionals who direct patients to our Financial Assistance Program. Our spring fundraiser Cocktails: A Season of Spice also had a record year, raising over $140,000 in one night. We doubled our ticket sales with 400 attendees and had marvelous silent and live auctions. Tri to Beat Cancer Triathlon in August is now one of the top three largest races in Georgia. This year, we had our largest crowd todate, counting over 700 athletes and 200 volunteers. In 2016, TCF kicked off it’s first-ever endowment campaign: March to a Million. Two generous donors stepped forward to make a $250,000 match donation. By the end of 2016, over $780,000 was raised for the future of TCF. With the substantial growth the Financial Assistance Program has seen over the past five years, this endowment guarantees TCF will help cancer patients through the decades. Our constant goal is to help patients who are choosing between paying for treatment and paying their electric bill. Chemotherapy or food? Radiation or ability to afford gas to drive to treatment? Your donations truly make it possible for TCF to accomplish its goal and erase the questions. TCF is stronger due to our ever-growing community who donates in support of our local mission. We look forward to continuing the good work of 2016 in 2017 by helping even more local cancer patients through their journey. Thank you wholeheartedly for supporting TCF. With gratitude,

Kimberly Liebowitz, Executive Director The Cancer Foundation






2016, we allocated $200,000*


for patient financial assistance and helped more than

525 local cancer patients.

*The actual amount was surpassed by $42,000 and 19 patients.

FOOD The Cancer Foundation relies on its network of referral professionals, social workers and program ambassadors to serve patients in need in a timely manner via the Financial Assistance Program. Most patients are approved for assistance within 48 hours!





In 2016, The Cancer Foundation counted 918 individual donors.

Average assistance amount given in 2016 per patient $444.


80 patients applied for and received additional funding over the $500 initial maximum amount.






To ta l

M illi on

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Ev en ts

In di vi du al D on or

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Extenuating circumstance expenses related to cancer treatment greater than $500 initial maximum limit.

18-40 6% 80+ 5%

61-80 47%

41-60 42%

58% of patients helped had annual, household incomes less than $15,000.

41-60 42%


Clarke Walton Madison Barrow Elbert

61-80 47%



1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

18-40 6%

3 4



Hispanic 3% Asian 1%



African American 42%

30% 20% 10%

African American 43%

White 55%

White 54%


Prostate 10%

0% M ed ic at io Eq n ui pm en In t su ra nc e N ut R en rit t/M ion or tg ag e U Tr til an iti es sp or ta tio n

Hispanic 3% Asian 1%

Colon 16%

Colon 10%

Breast 37%

Breast 23%

Lung 19% Lung

PATIENT PROFILES Betty Watson After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Betty Watson’s social worker, Paige Campbell of University Cancer & Blood Center, referred her to The Cancer Foundation (TCF). TCF assisted Betty by paying her high health insurance premium. She had gotten behind on her premium because of the high costs associated with her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Betty says, “I was so stressed before you helped and so afraid of losing my insurance.” Because Betty is living on a fixed income, our assistance in paying her insurance premium helped her tremendously. Betty was denied from other assistance services so without TCF, she said, “I would be sitting at home worrying about how I would pay my bills.” Betty wants people to know, “Please donate. Cancer is happening to someone and there is someone out there who needs your help.” Betty loves to stay busy by keeping her two grandsons. She FaceTimes with her six month old grandson who lives in Washington every night, and watches her four year old grandson when he does not have school. Betty wants others to know that TCF really helps cancer patients and that if you are in need of assistance you should talk to your social worker and see what services they recommend for you.

“I was so stressed before you helped and so afraid of losing my insurance.”

Larry Wehunt Larry Wehunt started his fight with prostate and bone cancer in June 2013. In November 2014, Larry decided it was time to ask for help paying bills since the cost of traveling to Athens for treatment had drained his savings, and his family couldn’t help anymore. It was Athens Area Urology RN Clinical Coordinator, Glenda Rampley, who told Larry about The Cancer Foundation and what it could do to help him with emergency financial assistance. “It was so quick. My sister helped me fill out the application and get it to my doctor, and the next day [Stacey] told me you were giving me a food card, a gas card, and paying my propane bill. My gas tank was sitting on empty and my propane tank for my house was empty, and I was afraid of not getting to treatment or not being warm. Then, The Cancer Foundation came along and paid that.” Larry says the hardest part about dealing with his cancer has been accepting the diagnosis. “I’ve always been a do it yourself kind of person. Now, I’m having to accept that I have cancer, I need treatment, and that I can’t do everything myself—sometimes I have to have help. It helped me feel better just knowing The Cancer Foundation was there and willing to help someone like me, and other cancer patients, out.”

"My gas tank was sitting on empty and my propane tank for my house was empty, and I was afraid of not getting to treatment or not being warm. Then, The Cancer Foundation came along and paid that.”

Idonia Derrico Idonia Derrico was diagnosed with incurable multiple myeloma on October 22, 2014, after a flu shot injection site became painful with no relief. After a biopsy by Dr. Claude Sportes in Augusta, her cancer diagnosis was confirmed. He recommended an intensive and financially exhaustive treatment regimen of radiation and chemotherapy. Idonia’s daughter, Shirley Fortson, decided to have some of her mother’s treatments in Athens and was contacted by Athens Regional Health System social worker Lisa Riley about their need for financial assistance to help complete Idonia’s treatment. Since applying and being approved for assistance, Shirley said her mother “has not missed a single appointment and some of her tumors have even shrunk. We were struggling and The Cancer Foundation stepped up to help my mother get to treatment. You are helping the less fortunate.”

“If not for you I would have had to pick up more shifts from work which would mean my mother would have missed treatment. Because of you, she was at every appointment.”

Idonia is deaf and Shirley has carefully handled all appointments, checkups, and medications for the past year for her mother. “After talking with Stacey at The Cancer Foundation I realized that we are not alone. You are truly here to help.” To The Cancer Foundation’s donors, Shirley says, “You are making a difference in someone’s life this way. My mother is the sweetest soul, our family backbone, and would quite literally give you the shirt off her back.” Without The Cancer Foundation, Shirley says this past year would have looked very different. “If not for you I would have had to pick up more shifts from work which would mean my mother would have missed treatment. Because of you, she was at every appointment.”

The March to a Million Endowment will ensure permanency for TCF to support cancer patients and their families for generations. This endowment will be reinvested, guaranteeing the principle steadily grows and TCF becomes more effective helping patients with cancer. Join our March to a Million and you can help financially desperate patients and their families get the help they need to hope again. ALUMINUM Richard and Loretta Goodson Jeff and Brooke Stortz COPPER Irvin and Becky Alhadeff Blaine Bostelman The Harris Foundation Terry and Emily Phillips Drs. Bradley and Cynthia Shepherd Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Tony and Elizabeth Townley

Thank You Donors ROCK Dan and Diane Davis Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation Tolbert-Wallace Endowment Jessica Wallace Tolbert and Jim Wallace

DOVE Robert S. Greer Don and Suzanne Leebern BRASS Brooks and Kimberly Arnold John and Susan Barrett Ray and Janie Bush Victoria DiPietro Dr. Petros Nikolinakos Jerry and June Smith Dr. and Mrs. James Splichal Dr. Glen and Marlo Wiggans


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS Athens Clarke County Charity Drive Tina Ackerman

In memory of Frank Lawson Christel Adams James and Vicky Akins

In honor of James R. Akins Peggy Alewine

In memory of Angela A. Russell, Thomas Alewine, Lauren Alewine, and Mrs. Alberta Malone Lewis and JoBeth Allen Pat and Gaile Allen Robert and Carol Allen

In memory of Evelyn Allen

Luther Atwater Gary and Barbara Ayer Cornelius and Julia Mae Bailey

In honor of Cornelius Bailey William and Carolyn Bailey Winfield and Virginia Baldwin

In memory of Frank Lawson Vance and Georgia Barnwell Benny and Mary Ann Barrett

In memory of Clifton Barrett Dan and Anita Barron

In honor of Elly Purvis and in memory of Linda Magnes

W.L. and L.A. Alworth American Legion Auxiliary Dr. Tracy Anderson

Cheryl Bartlett John and Michelle Barton Steve and Mary Barton

Joan Anderson-Randolph

Kevin and Melissa Bassett

In memory of Hattie L. Cruz

In honor and memory of family and friends

William and Barbara Andrews-Rice

Reggie and Shelia Beckham

Sylvia Arant

Frances Benefield

In memory of Jonia Toney

In honor of Dr. Gordon Schoenfeld In honor of Dr. Vrana Pete and Elizabeth Argo

In honor and in memory of family members Athens Antique Motor Car Club

In memory of Frank Lawson

Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary Athens Area Oncology Nursing Society Athens Diabetes and Endocrinology Athens Eye Associates Athens Seed Company Atlanta General Contracting

In memory of Jo Ann Wilkes

In honor of Connie McCullough

In memory of Perla Holland In memory of John Benefield and son Jeanna Bennett

In memory of Crystal Arata Oliver Bennett Kevin and Cathy Bente

In honor of Kevin Bente Martha Benton

In memory of Lucius Adams Mark Ebell and Laura Bierema

In honor of George Dougherty Sandra Bird

In memory of Marie Short

Carol Blackwell

In honor of Robert Skelton Sharon Blassingame George Blaylock Robert Bluett Susan Boatright Athens Bone and Joint

In memory of Perla Womack Holland Lyda Bonifay

In memory of Gail Fortner Paul Boumbulian Jim and Sandra Boyles Ernest and Betty Brackett

In honor of Dr. Petros Nikolinakos Jim and Maude Bradford

In memory of Frank Lawson Gary and Teresa Bradley

In memory of Hazel Bradley Larry and Carol Bradley Benson and Carolyn Briscoe

In honor of providers and staff at UCBC Rodney and Kay Broach

In memory of Deene Morrow Katherine Brooks

In memory of Crystal Arata Patrick and Jan Brooks

In memory of Kelli Suzanne Linton Ed and Karen Brown

In memory of Blanche Roesch Lettie Brown

In memory of Frank Lawson Robert and Sarah Brown

In honor of Sarah Brown Larry and Maxine Bruce

In honor of Helen Maxine Bruce and John Bruce



In memory of Nancy Bruce James Bryant

In honor of Dr. Ron Terry Michael and Sarah Bryc

In memory of Linda Chandler Richard and Loretta Buckley Dorine Burkhard Carol Ann Burns

In memory of Nancy Bruce Ray and Janie Bush

In memory of Charlotte Adams Ford Byrne Family Foundation Bill and Barbara Cabaniss

In honor of George Dougherty Lambrini Cain

In honor of my daughter, Melanie Jennie Campbell

In honor of Mimi Gideon Kasim Cardzic

In honor of Minja Cardzic Chuck and Penny Carson Laura W. Carter

In honor of Diane Bell Jack Chandler

Joanne Claridge

In honor of Kelly Girtz Harold and Linda Clark Dahl and Jo Cochran

In memory of Orene G. Barber Ronald and Lynda Cole John Cook George and Constance Cooke Harry and Mary Ann Cooper

In honor of physicians, mid-levels, and managers at UCBC Hazel Craft Les and Cindy Crane

In memory of Frank W. Lawson, Sr. Jane Lee Crockett

In memory of Frank Lawson Kim Crowe

In honor of Jill Tanner Carrie Crump Floyd and Esther Cupp

In memory of Kaaren Rawlings Donna Daggy James Daniel

In memory of Berta Gaines Daniel

Lou Cabe and Linda Chandler

Earlene Danner Patricia Daugherty Rebecca David

Lillie Cheely

In memory of Joe and Vera David

In memory of Linda Chandler In memory of Evelyn Prather

In honor of Yvonne Faulkner Billy and Patti Chism

In memory of Crystal Arata Frank and Peggy Christa Curt Cisrow

In memory of Mattie Cisrow

Helen Delong

In memory of Mrs. Carolyn Wheeler Thornton Sharon Denero

In memory of Walt Denero Leroy Derricotte Deupree Company

In memory of Janey Cooley Irene Diamond Janice Dickenson

In honor of Kirk Smith David and Sarah Dickson Joyce Dixon

In memory of Kay Everette Bennett Vince and Barbara Dooley Eddie and Teresa Duncan

In memory of Barbara P. Smith Delmer and Ann Dunn

In memory of Judy Hand and Fran Rusk Anna Dyer

In memory of Tom Dyer Robert Eberhart William Edwards, Jr. Homer and Linda Edwards Robert and Pat Ellis

In memory of Leon Powell

David and Carolyn Elmore

In honor of Patti Oulevey

In memory of I.R. Drake

Nancy Emhart Doug and Barb Eza Herman Faust

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Day Jere and Jane Dellinger

Harvey and Ann Ferguson

Jerry and Stacey Davis

In memory of Vyndetta Dellinger

In honor of University Cancer and Blood Center In honor of Dr. Nik


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS (CONT.) Margie Ferguson Theordies Fleming

In honor of Crystal Ward and Eloise Ray Fleming David and Hilda Fletcher

In honor of Dr. Terry

Evan Fliegel Kevin and Rachel Florence Anthony and Erica Fluet Stuart and Kay Fors Douglas Henley and Nancy Fox

In memory of Frank Lawson Randy and Melba Fox

Warren and Sherry Gilson

In honor of George Dougherty William and Martha Givan

In memory of R. Edward Brown, Jr. Nancy Glasser

In honor of Paul Letostak Charles and Kathy Gluodenis June Gnann

In memory of Charles C. Martin and William H. Martin Joel Goolsby David Graham

In memory of Frank Lawson

In memory of Claire Graham

Mara Franklin Frank and Eileen Paulin French

In memory of Eddie Lee Boswell

In memory of Jerome Paulin Fusion Automotive

The Grant Family Nancy Greene Steve and Susan Greer

In memory of Frank Lawson

In honor of Freddie Watson and Chuck Hodges

Georgia Charitable Contributions Program Gail Schrader Dr. Joseph and Vicki Gaines, Jr.

Jackie Griffin Parker and Kelly Grow

In honor of the doctors and staff of University Cancer and Blood Center Albeno and Carol Garbin Robert and Suzanne Gatliff Ursula Gelczis

In memory of Jack Gelczis Mary Jo Gerlach Pamela Gibson

In memory of Tamara Star (Tammy) Young Martha Gilree

In memory of Emory Gilree, Sr. and Emory Gilree, Jr.

In honor of Jacqueline Land Guest Family Foundation Lewell and Katherine Gunter Pam Gunter

In honor of UCBC MD’s, midlevels, and staff Marziyeh Haghighat John and Juanita Haley Hampshire Gymnastics School

E. Dunbar Harrison, Jr.

In memory of Marjorie Harrison Audrey Lee Harvey

In honor of Audrey Lee Harvey Ted Hawkins

In memory of Dr. Michael Hawkins, Sr. Rod and Barbara Hawman T.J. and Brittney Haynes Larry and Cynthia Hefner Elissa Henken Bill and Connie Herringdine

In honor of Kirk Smith

Bill and Nina Herrington

In honor of Rita Jones

Heyward Allen Toyota Fray Ned and Marilyn Hill Jimmy and Elizabeth Hill Carol Ann Holbrook

In honor of Judy Adams Peggy Holcomb Vonnie Holliday

In honor of Dr. Jeff Thomas Molly Hollingsworth

In memory of Crystal Richards Arata Thomas and Rita Hollingsworth Holy Cross Lutheran Church Richard Honecker

In memory of Charles B. Honecker The Hood Family

In honor of Talya Vexler Nesbitt

In memory of Frank Nickels

James and Carolyn Hansen Amrey and Debra Harden Abie Harris, Jr.

In honor of Anne Horton and Mary Lee Hardy

In memory Margie S. Johnson

Charles and Marianita Hopkinson Charles Horton Samuel and Barbara Hostetler Merry Howard


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS (CONT.) Bobby and Everlyn Howell Cecil and Sandra Hudson June Huff Sheila May Hughey Sandra Hunt

Karen Kassinger

In honor of Glen Wiggans Blanca Katsura

In honor of George Dougherty

Frances Lang

In memory of Nancy Bruce John and Christine Langone Edna Lanier

Brian Dougherty and Patricia Katsura

In memory of T.Z. Lanier, Jr.

In memory of Jim I. Hunt

In honor of George Dougherty

Jim and Patti Law

Richard and Griscelda Hussey Becky Hutton Keren Hymo Paul and Lynne Ingram

Howard Kaul Benjamin and Kay Keller David and Becky Kelley

In memory of Irene Emerson Raymond and Lisa Lawless

In memory of Polly Wages Jordan

In memory of Thomas Alewine

Michael and Nicole Kempf

Chan and Jenny Ruth Layson Velma Hortense Lee Tom and Carol Lehman

Micah and Ann Janus

In honor of Vivi Kempf

In memory of John D. Martin and Charles T. Moss, Jr., MD

Connie Key Dr. and Mrs. William Kimsey

Walter and Sandy Jarrett Marilyn Jarrette

In honor of Marilyn Jarrette

In memory of Frank Lawson

In memory Crystal Richards Arata

In memory of Todd Kimsey

Laura Leiden Paul Letostak

Daniel J. and Beverly King Darrell and Randell Kinsey

Jeff Lewis and Karen Gardner

In memory of Ellen Joy Letostak

Farris T. Johnson, Jr. Andy Johnson Cassandra Johnson Ralph and Karen Johnson

In memory of Leon A. Powell

In honor of Glen Wiggans

Scott and Heather Kleiner Tony and Betsey

Craig and Jeannie Linkous

In honor of George Dougherty

In honor of Dr. D and in memory of Paul Chastain

In honor of Karen Johnson

Katy Kopach and your friends at Cisco

Frank and Lynn Lisella Daphne Little

Ruby Johnson

In memory of Mrs. Kaaren G. Rawlings

In honor of Ruby J. Johnson

Lisa Koshute

In memory of Shannon Lay

Ben Liverman David and Becky Lockman Henry Logan Judy Looney

Jeffrey and Mary Lacksen Steven Landis

Ronald and Sybil Looney

Tommy and Bobbie Jones

In memory of Kaaren Rawlings

In honor of Peggy Corley

Dianne Kosmala

Steven Jordan JWR Jewelers

In memory of John W. Reed Howard and Sara Kahl

In memory of Leon Arthur Powell

In honor of Athens Medical Oncology Staff

Ricky and Erika Lane

Steve Kassay

In memory of Perla Holland

In honor of Kim Pittard

In memory of Lloyd Looney In memory of Lloyd Looney Tony and Lois Lowe

In honor of Margaret Blue and Carla Blue Dr. Richard and Genevieve Lynch


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS (CONT.) Allan and Ann MacDonald In memory of Judith Russell Ella Mack

Jerry and Joyce McElhannon

In memory of Charlene Mobley

Ralph Magnes

Susie McKeever McKesson Foundation Jerry and Charlotte Mealor

Maurice and Cecile Maher

In honor of Sharon Stanley

In honor of Ella Mack

In memory of Linda Magnes Elizabeth Maliszewski

Richard and Angela Meltzer Renanda Merritt

Mansfield Senior Citizens

Kitty Meyran

Teresa Mapp

David and Marjorie Miles Angela Mills

In honor of George Dougherty In honor of Casimir Maliszewski In memory of James Keiller In memory of Junaita Dooley and in honor of Lee Mapp Willie Mapp

In honor of memory of many people Kevin Toon and Aimee Martin Kim Martin

In honor of Tempie and Robby Martin, Mary Roberts, and Christopher Kettle Fred Martin Welding

In memory of Leon Arthur Powell Sally Mathis James Matthews Manuel and Patricia Mattox Albert Maxwell

In memory of Gus Stevens

In memory of Perla Womack Holland In honor of Jan Hunnicutt In honor of all colon cancer survivors Camilla Mims

In honor of all cancer survivors Dr. Sam Mitchell

In honor of George Dougherty Peggy Monroe

In honor of University Cancer and Blood Center Nancy Moon

In memory of Frances Ray and Charles Fields Michael Moore Jimmy and Laura Morang Ronnie Morgan

In memory of Diana Marie Morgan

Rufus McCannon

Rick and Darlene Morocco

The Royal Peasant Golf Club Babs McDonald

Patrick and Dianne Morrison John and Diane Morrow Joyce Mosley

In memory of Mary McCannon In honor of Jessica Nickelsen Harry and Paula McDonald

In memory of Charlotte Adams Ford

In memory of Gail Perno

In memory of Christine and Frank Shurling

Ricky and Kathy Moss

In memory of Elizabeth Sanderson "Sandie" Nicholson Wilbur and Susan Mull

In memory of Gail Lester and Juanita Dooley Doris Lee Murray Thomas and Marsha Murray

In memory of Rebecca Dale Murray Henry and Patrice Nelson W.H. and Pamela Nesmith Quint and Lori Newcomer

In memory of Doug Newcomer Todd and Jessica Nickelsen Nix-Fowler Constructors

In memory of Perla Womack Holland Bob and Martha Noble Charles Medlin and Louise Norrell

In honor of University Cancer and Blood Center Blaine and Alison Norris Novant Health Oncology Specialists

In memory of Tammy Grier Young and in honor of her sister, Tonie Mason, and her mother, Barbara Grier Dr. Edward and Chris Novey Ocoee, Inc.

In memory of Frank Lawson

Oconee Nephrology Associates Keith and Lisa Oelke

In memory of Jack and Judy Koetzle Eulalie Ogden

In honor and memory of Mrs. Barbara Anderson John Oglesbee

In memory of Janet Oglesbee Jane Okrasinski James and Mary Page

In memory of Jo Ann Carter Wilks Joe and Marianne Palmer



In memory of Nallie Loyd Bill Pass

In honor of Teressa Schultz and in memory of John H. Pass Don Pass Gordhan and Virginia Patel William and Betty Patton

In memory of Janice Carlson Sherry Paul

In memory of Nancv Bruce

Betty Rampey Thomas Rankin

In honor of Nina Mobley The Reagan Group

In memory of Jo Ann Carter Wilks Somasekhara and Srilakshmi Rebala

In memory of Lakshmi Manohar Rebala John and Terri Reeck

In memory of Toni Merz and Susie Soccol RFC

Vernon Payne

In memory of Frank Nichols

Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool

In memory of Frank Lawson

In memory of Shirley Payne In memory of Mr. Eddie Lee Boswell George and Diana Pearson

In memory of Neal Gruetter

James Rhodes Lauren Richards Lucinda Rickards

In memory of Maurice Thibaudeam

Mike Sandefer Sanders Chapel Poor Treasury

In memory of Gwendolyn Grimes Porter B.P. and June Sanders

In memory of Nancy Bruce Captain Leonard and Eileen Sapera

In honor of Dr. Glen Wiggans

Johnnie and Jane Satterfield

In honor of Johnnie Satterfield, Jr. Larry and Jennifer Saye

In honor of Glen Wiggans Clark Scales

In memory of Irene C. Scales Cheryl Schepis Kristina Schultz Tanner

In honor of all my patients and survivors and their families, friends, and support Ernestine Scott

Tim and Joann Penning

Joanne Ridgway Patricia Robison

Louis and Betty Perno

In memory of Robert C. Robison

In honor of my dad, uncle, and cousins and in memory of my brother and aunts

Artur and Anita Picas Glenn Pinholster

Fred and Kathy Rohs Kathy Rojek Dr. Sally Ross

In honor of Nina Mobley

In memory of Patrick Penning In memory of Gail Perno In memory of Crystal Arata Faye Pledger

In memory of Tom Pledger Keith Poole

In memory of Gladys May Poole Elke Postero James and Rose Ann Presley

In memory of Joann Saari

In memory of Rex Ross Jeanette Rowe Herb and Kathie Rowland

In honor of Sylvia Zielinski and Alan Zielinski family and in memory of Michael Zielinski Richard Russell

In memory of Judith Ann Russell

Jay and Sonja Pridgen

Michael and Sheila Sales

Faye Raiford

The Sallach and Dowling Families

In memory of Jimmy and Nancy Pridgen In memory of James G. Cook

In honor of Sheila J. Sales In memory of Kaaren Rawlings

Sue Scott Betty Segars

John and Susan Sexton

In honor of Maria Gaddy, NP Avanelle Shepherd

In memory of Morris Teasley Lara Shields

In memory of Crystal Arata Shire Danny and Elaine Shive

In honor of Lois Hammond Otho and Catherine Shubert Tim and Janice Sigur

In honor of George Dougherty


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS (CONT.) James and Barbara Simpson Thomas and Rose Simpson

In honor of Rose Simpson Robert and Leslie Sinyard Pat Sires

In memory of Bob Sires

James and Peggy Sorrells Ed Spell Steven Speyer Doug and Jill Srofe

In memory of Frank Watson Lawson

Anthony and Lois Skipper

Richard Staiger

In honor of my survival 2016

In memory of Paul J. Harms

Rufus and Viola Slaton

Sharon Stanley

In honor of Dr. Huang

Tommy and Diane Slaton

In memory of OE and Mary Moore Marta Slaughter

In memory of Wm. N. (Billy) Slaughter

In memory of Vicki Rozier Howard and Jean Stephens Stacy Stepler

In memory of Crystal Richards Arata

Susan Slayton

Street Masters Car Club

Keith Sledge

Charles and Mary Strickland

In memory of Dorris Dean Higgins Jones In memory of Dorris Dean Higgins Jones Sligh Golf Group

In memory of Ollie B. Wilson, Jr. Phillip Sloane

In honor of Rick and Nicole Sloane Cecelia R. Smith

In honor of Lisa Fischler George Smith Linda Burkett Smith

In memory of Gerald Smith Phil Smith

In memory of Frank Lawson Thomas and Margaret Strickland

In honor of Dr. Petros Nikolinakos Tackett and Associates

In memory of Allison Tackett Carole Talbot

In honor of Bill Talbot Elizabeth Tate

In honor of Sammie Clark Mary Tate Otis and Para Lee Tate

In memory of P.R. and Erlene Smith

Patricia Teet

Thomas Smith Dr. Cherie Snyder

Jimmy and Ellen Terrell

In honor of George Dougherty Dr. Darl E. Snyder

In honor of George Dougherty, Sr. James and Susan Snyder

In honor of University Cancer and Blood Center patients Rollin and Mary Thaxton Thomas R. McDonald, DMD

In memory of Lucinda Wiseman

Michael and Elizabeth Thomas

In memory of Eddie Boswell Stephen Thomas

In memory of Karen Tande

Maynard and Kathleen Thompson

In memory of Statia K. Thompson Mrs. D. Sherrer Thornton

In memory of Frank Nichols

James and Linda Threlkeld Dale and Lynn Timler Scott and Joy Tolbert

In memory of Leon Powell

Tri Coach Georgia Terry and Jeanie Trotochaud Walter Trotter Janet Truluck Thelma Tuley

In honor of Eugene N. Tuley George and Betty Turk Sylvanus Turner Robert Twigg

In memory of Kaaren Rawlings Jeffrey Lane Tyson

In memory of Rosemary Tyson

University Cancer and Blood Center MD's, midlevels, & staff University Cancer and Blood Center

In memory of Perla Womack Holland and Alex Hand Pamela Upton

In memory of family members Val and Beverly Valencic

In memory of Carol Reed

Amelia and Debra Vaughn Debbie Vaughn Timothy and Kathy Venable

In memory of Jean L. Patrick


GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS (CONT.) James and Marcia Verbrugge John Vickers Gary and Dorothy Wade

Nancy Willoughby

Klon Waldrip

In memory of Crystal Richards Arata

In memory of Fred and Ela Sutton In honor of Kirk Smith Thomas and Linda Wall Walton EMC

In memory of Linda Chandler Karen Wamsley

In honor of George Dougherty Thomas and Patricia Ware Gail Watson

In memory of Frank Lawson Patricia Weingard

In memory of Perla Womack Holland Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Jim and Julie Westphal

In honor of Mary Jane and Daryl Rockow A.E. and Sue White

In memory of Helen Patrick Gisele Wilner Diane Wilson George Wilson

In memory of Jo Ann Carter Wilks James Bolton and Suellyn Winkle

In memory of Leon Powell Noel Holston and Marty Winkler

In honor of Amy Hamm Jo Wood

In honor of Charles T. Wood and Kathy W. Gunter and in memory of Thomas E. Wood In honor of Dorothy Wood Sallie Mae Woods Philip Santangelo and Amelia Woolums John Workman and Jeannine Collins

In honor of George Dougherty

Robert and Monona White

Barb Wright Elaine Wright Kingsley Wright Priscilla Wright Rob and Barbara Wright Linda Yarbrough

George and Beth Whitton

In memory of Kevin and Randall Tea and Bob Argo Keith Wiggans

In memory of Paul Nadler C. Albert Wiggins Claude and Charlotte Williams

In memory of Frank Lawson Janice Williams

In memory of Dorris Dean Higgins Jones William and Linda Williams Sara Williamson

Irvin and Becky Alhadeff Mike and Carol Cofer Victoria DiPietro Gerald H. and Carol F. Driver Foundation Linda Dudley Mark and Cindy Fox Global Escapes Eric and Tricia Kardon Wayne and Cynthia Lester James and Susan Moore Jerry and June Smith Kirk and Jayne Smith Jeff and Brooke Stortz Jim and Jenny VandenBerg

Ralph and Dorothy Wood

In memory of Jo Ann Wilks In memory of Nanci A. Hamer


In memory of James Harvey Frederick Yelk Woodruff Sylvia Zielinski

In honor of Laci Zielinski

If you believe your name was omitted in error, please contact Gabrielle Dukes at or 706.308.7269.


MARCH TO A MILLION ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS The Adsmith Irvin and Becky Alhadeff Brooks and Kimberly Arnold Benson and Carolyn Briscoe Harry and Mary Ann Cooper Francy Coram Victoria DiPietro Homer and Linda Edwards Valerie Fagan Jag and Chris Gholson Joel and Laurel Gregory The Harris Foundation Mark Hodge Harold Hodgson Floretta Johnson Richard and Fran Lane Wayne and Cynthia Lester

Luther and Susie Harrison Family Foundation Malcom Development and Construction Neal and Ann Marrano James and Lyndie Miller

In honor of Dr. Mark Vrana

Drs. Richard and Barbara Schuster Jeff and Brooke Stortz Terry Phillips Firm, Inc.

George and Susan Dougherty

In honor of Nina Hopkinson, Chuck Hopkinson, Frances Hensley, JoBeth Allen, Stuart Fors, Mark Ebell, Sally Ross, Brooke Stortz, Gail Lopes, Gus Beniger, Jacy Rojewski, John Workman, Jeannine Collins, Ginny Lynch, Jim Shehane, Kay Giese, Kate Finch and in memory of Jim Stoudenmire, Jacob Hollis, Charo Garcia- Hurtado, Ken Bierma, John Hornberger, Roy Grob, and Randy Manning

In honor of Emily Phillips

Tony and Elizabeth Townley Joel Siebentritt and Carter Vest

In honor of Dr. Mark Vrana

Dr. Mark and Jody Vrana Jim Wallace Kimberly Whyte-Sloane Glen and Marlo Wiggans Paul and Angela Wiggans

GRANT CONTRIBUTIONS Allstate Foundation Emmanuel Episcopal Church Genentech Georgia Power Hart County EMC Foundation It’s the Journey Lois and Lucy Lampkin Foundation McKesson Foundation Schwab Charitable Terrell Family Foundation Tri County EMC Foundation Turner Family Foundation The Ulm Foundation Walmart Walton County Heath Care Foundation Wells Fargo

If you believe your name was omitted in error, please contact Gabrielle Dukes at or 706.308.7269.




Kimberly Liebowitz

VICE PRESIDENT John "Jag" Gholson

Haley Avery

Executive Director

Special Events & Communications Coordinator

TREASURER Alan Zielinski

Stacey Davis

PAST PRESIDENT George Dougherty

Gabrielle Dukes

DIRECTORS Linda Edwards Valerie Fagan Joel Gregory Mark Hodge Floretta Johnson Fran Lane Cindy Lester Nina Mobley Kirk Smith Brooke Stortz Andy Ullrich

Financial Assistance Program Administrator Prospect Researcher & Development Coordinator





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