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10th Annual Tri to Beat Cancer Sprint Triathlon and New 5K! You do not want to miss the tenth annual Tri to Beat Cancer sprint triathlon, duathlon, aqua bike! And, new this year, a 5K! Tri to Beat Cancer is in the top three largest sprint triathlons in Georgia, and is a great race course for all triathlete levels. Tri to Beat Cancer raises over $85,000 for northeast Georgia cancer patients, helping them afford basic living expenses while they undergo cancer treatment.

Tri to Beat Cancer Packet Pick-Ups Wednesday, August 14th

11:00am-5:00pm at All 3 Sports, 8601 Dunwoody Place Suite 420, Atlanta, GA 30350

Thursday, August 15th

3:30-5:00pm at Georgia Cycle Sport, 1029 Baxter Street Athens, GA 30606

Friday, August 16th 12:00-4:00pm at 3320 Old Jefferson Rd, Building 600 Athens, GA 30607

Saturday, August 17th

12:00-3:00pm at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road Athens, GA 30607

Irving Family Fund Check Presentation

Irving Family Fund check presentation, pictured L-R: Katrina Moody, Sarah McKinney, Kimberly Liebowitz, Haley Avery, Gabby Dukes

The Cancer Foundation was the lucky recipient of a donation from Joe Irving and Corrine Kupris from the Irving Family Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation (and delivered by AACF CEO, Sarah McKinney) to further TCF’s mission to help alleviate the financial burden of local cancer patients living in our community while they undergo treatment!

Keep in Touch! Patient Highlight: John Mitchell Dill

The tenth annual Cocktails event raised over $416,000 for local cancer patients. Thank you to our outstanding event committee for helping make this 10th year an amazing experience for all who attended. The money raised will directly benefit over 800 cancer patients living in our northeast Georgia community who are struggling financially because of their cancer diagnosis.

Pictured, Cocktails Committee from L-R: Patti Reed, Haley Avery, Suzanne Leebern, Kimberly Liebowitz, Sarah Bennett, Lindsey McKinney. Not pictured: Becky Alhadeff and Jessica Perno.

We appreciate the sponsors, event guests, and donating businesses who helped make this silent and live auction event one for the record books!

A foundation where donations stay local.

I want to receive the newsletter via email at: ___________________________________________________________

Mary Lou Dill, of Alto, Georgia, said her husband, John I want to receive the mailed newsletter. Enclosed is my tax deductible donation of $ ________________________ Mitchell Dill, was diagnosed with stage four colorectal

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cancer in June 2018.

Name ______________________________________________________

Before receiving help from TCF, she and her husband were driving back and forth to Address ____________________________________________________ the Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville, every day, five days a week, she said. ___________________________________________________________

“I’m on a low income because I’m disabled myself, and he wasn’t able to City ________________________________________________________ work himself,” Mary Lou Dill said, “How were we going to get back and forth? It took more fuel than we thought it would. [TCF] gave us $100 in fuel gift cards. Those fuel cards lasted me for a little over a month.” Email _________________________________ Phone _______________ State _________________________________ Zip __________________

Welcome Katrina Moody to The Cancer Foundation!

This donation in said honor [ received ] or memory [ ]every of: ____________________ Mary LouisDill she money two months in 2018, amounting to hundreds of dollars. John Mitchell Dill was referred to TCF by Alison Evans, a registered nurse in the Navigation Program at NGMC. John Mitchell said, “I’ve had a hard, hard time with [treatment] ____________________________________________________________ since my body didn’t respond well to radiation, but I felt I was about to die with chemo. Alison worked with us, got us help. It’s been good to get help. I worried a lot about how I was going to get back and forth. The Cancer Foundation took care of that.”

Mail completed form to: TCF Mary Lou said John Mitchell finished his radiation treatment on December 10, 2018, but they will continue to receive help from The Cancer P. O. Box 49309 Foundation, dependent on her husband’s needs. As John Mitchell Dill said, “I would tell anybody if they could donate, to donate to them. Athens, GA 30604 They have been awesome with support for me when I didn’t know what I was going to do. I thought my world was coming down on me. They were good to help us physically and financially. [TCF] is an awesome group.”

Plan to Give to the Cancer Foundation! you know that to support The Cancer Foundation Recurring Donations Did you don’t have to make a one-time donation? Planned Giving

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U.S. Postage PAID ATHENS, GA PERMIT NO. 255

We will work with you and your professional advisor to create planning that will preserve your donations charitable You estate can sign upstrategies for recurring monthly in wishes long beyond your lifetime. Through a variety of deferred difference for our cancer patients! options, you and your loved ones can enjoy financial security and provide resources for northeast Georgia cancer patients for decades to come.

Bequest

Donors can specify a gift in their will or revocable trust. All assets are retained during life and the donor’s estate may receive a tax deduction for the bequest. The gift is made upon death which creates a permanent endowment fund for TCF.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

Create a CRT, name a fund at TCF as the beneficiary, and receive an immediate tax deduction. Receive income from the gift for life or for a specified number of years, after which your TCF fund will receive the remaining assets.

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IRA / Retirement Plan

If you have already created a sound estate plan that achieves all objectives and takes care of your family, using an IRA to make a a smaller amount that will still make a BIG current gift or a gift-by-will could avoid both income and estate taxes. And by using an IRA to establish a Donor Advised Fund, your family can remain involved in the grant making process.

Give Where You Work Many different companies allow their employees to participate in different match giving programs, which allows your employer to match your gift to the Cancer Foundation! Ask your employer there is a match giving program in which you are able to participate! Some companies with employee match giving programs: AAA, Aetna, Ameriprise Financial, Bank of America, Benjamin Moore, BP, Chevron, Citgo, Coca-Cola Company, Gap, Inc., Geico, General Mills, Georgia Power, Google, Home Depot, Merrill Lynch & Company, Morgan Stanley, Northwestern Mutual, Old Navy, Progressive Insurance, Prudential, Starbucks, Toys R Us, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Whirlpool.

Katrina Moody started full-time at The Cancer Foundation in February 2019 as the Financial Assistance Program Administrator. Katrina primarily manages the Financial Assistance Program and ensures all assistance is given in a timely manner. Katrina’s favorite part of her job is being able to tell patients that their applications have been approved and assistance is on the way. Katrina was raised in Rome, Ga. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oglethorpe University in 2016 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2018. While not at work, Katrina enjoys reading, exercising, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Donor Highlight: Jerry and June Smith

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une and Jerry Smith are lifetime philanthropists, though they do not claim that title. June and Jerry have benefited several organizations and nonprofits throughout the years, but even more important, they have helped people in need of an act of kindness. When asked her motivation to give, June says, “Everyone needs help at one time or another. Over the years we have come across really good people who needed some help from no fault of their own and we are fortunate enough to give that help.” The Smith’s originally lived in metro Atlanta but relocated to Greensboro in

2005. Jerry and June purchased the Eatonton building for Memory Lane, their automotive museum, in 2009. June and Jerry are long-time car enthusiasts and memorabilia collectors, and Memory Lane allowed them the space to showcase their treasures while benefiting their community. At Memory Lane, The Smiths hosted a car show and conducted tours with the cost of the show being $5 for adults and free for kids. The cost of the entry fee showcases their desire to include everyone and the profits of the car show benefited the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge, helping people in five counties (Greene, Putnam, Morgan, Baldwin and Hancock Counties) receive mammogram


Donor DonorHighlight: Highlight:continued continued cancer cancer screenings screenings despite despite notnot having having insurance. insurance. June June said, said, “We “We hadhad someone someone send send us us a card a card telling telling us us thanks thanks to to thethe mammogram mammogram screening screening they they were were able able to to catch catch a cancer a cancer diagnosis diagnosis early, early, ultimately ultimately saving saving their their life.life. It’sIt’s justjust amazing amazing that that something something youyou naturally naturally feelfeel drawn drawn to to do do cancan impact impact someone someone lifelife in such in such a big a big way.” way.” Jerry Jerry andand June June were were first first introduced introduced to to thethe Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation by by Dan Dan Davis Davis in 2017. in 2017. They They decided decided to to become become involved involved after after learning learning thethe organization’s organization’s mission mission andand that that all all donations donations directly directly benefits benefits patients patients living living locally locally in northeast in northeast Georgia. Georgia.

“Patients “Patients areare having having to to deal deal with with enough, enough, financial financial worries worries only only compound compound their their struggle. struggle. WeWe feel feel honored honored to to help help someone someone when when they they need need it most,” it most,” says says June. June.

TheThe Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation would would likelike to to thank thank June June andand Jerry Jerry forfor their their contributions contributions andand thethe immense immense impact impact it has it has hadhad on on ourour organization organization andand thethe patients patients wewe serve. serve.

10th It’s It’sthe Annual theJourney Journey Tri to Beat Tri to Beat Cancer Packet Pick-Ups Cancer Sprint Triathlon Wednesday, August 14th The The Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation was was awarded awarded a grant a grant inin the the amount amount ofof $30,000 $30,000 byby It’sIt’s The The Journey, Journey, Inc., Inc., and New 5K! producer producer ofof the the Georgia Georgia 2-Day 2-Day Walk Walk forfor Breast Breast Cancer. Cancer. You do not want to miss the tenth annual Tri to Beat Cancer sprint triathlon, duathlon, aqua bike! And, new this year, a 5K! Tri to Beat Cancer is in the top three largest sprint triathlons in Georgia, and is a great race course for all triathlete levels. Tri to Beat Cancer raises over $85,000 for northeast Georgia cancer patients, helping them afford basic living expenses while they undergo cancer treatment.

SheShe became a volunteer after undergoing extensive treatment forfor became a volunteer after undergoing extensive treatment colorectal cancer, including surgery, oraloral chemotherapy, andand radiation, colorectal cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, which saved herher lifelife in 2014. Becky says, “At“At oneone of the worse times in in which saved in 2014. Becky says, of the worse times mymy life,life, thethe Cancer Foundation gave meme hope that thethe best times of of Cancer Foundation gave hope that best times mymy lifelife were yetyet to come. I firmly believe in paying it forward.” were to come. I firmly believe in paying it forward.”

“During “During mymy journey journey to to wellness, wellness, cancer cancer took took someone someone very very dear dear and and special special to to me. me. Once Once again, again, thethe Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation stepped stepped upup with with help help and and support. support. Volunteering Volunteering is is a way a way to to honor honor and and remember remember those those wewe love, love, and and I feel I feel like like The The Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation is family,” is family,” says says Becky. Becky.

Thursday, August 15th

3:30-5:00pm at Georgia Cycle Sport, 1029 Baxter Street Athens, GA 30606

Friday, August 16th 12:00-4:00pm at 3320 Old Jefferson Rd, Building 600 Athens, GA 30607

Saturday, August 17th

12:00-3:00pm at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road Athens, GA 30607

Irving Family Fund Check Presentation

Meet MeetPatient Patient Ambassador AmbassadorBecky Becky Finney: Finney: Becky Becky Finney Finney has has been been a patient a patient ambassador ambassador atat the the Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation since since 2016. 2016.

11:00am-5:00pm at All 3 Sports, 8601 Dunwoody Place Suite 420, Atlanta, GA 30350

Irving Family Fund check presentation, pictured L-R: Katrina Moody, Sarah McKinney, Kimberly Liebowitz, Haley Avery, Gabby Dukes

The Cancer Foundation was the lucky recipient of a donation from Joe Irving and Corrine Kupris from the Irving Family Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation (and delivered by AACF CEO, Sarah McKinney) to further TCF’s mission to help alleviate the financial burden of local cancer patients living in our community while they undergo treatment!

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TheThe grant grant willwill fund fund financial financial assistance assistance forfor basic basic lifelife needs needs to to “The “The Cancer Cancer Foundation Foundation is grateful is grateful forfor It’sIt’s thethe Journey Journey grant grant breast breast cancer cancer patients patients in the in the northeast northeast Georgia Georgia community. community. This This andand recognizing recognizing thethe importance importance of direct of direct financial financial assistance assistance grant grant is one is one of 33 of 33 grants grants awarded awarded by by It’sIt’s TheThe Journey Journey thisthis year year to to forfor breast breast cancer cancer patients. patients. It’sIt’s thethe Journey Journey continues continues to make to raised make a a over The tenth annual Cocktails event breast breast cancer cancer programs programs across across Georgia. Georgia. great great impact impact in our in our community community providing providing access access to treatment to treatment forfor $416,000 for local cancer patients. breast breast cancer cancer patients patients who who would would otherwise otherwise go go without,” without,” says says TCFTCF Executive Executive Director Director Kimberly Kimberly Liebowitz. Liebowitz. Thank you to our outstanding event committee for helping make this 10th year an amazing experience for all who attended. The “It“It is our is our honor honor to to support support thethe excellent excellent work work that that It’sIt’s TheThe Journey, Journey, Inc.Inc. produces produces thethe Georgia Georgia 2-Day 2-Day Walk Walk forfor Breast Breast money raised will directly benefit over 800 cancer patients living these these programs programs areare doing,” doing,” said said Stephani Stephani Tucker, Tucker, Cancer, Cancer, an an annual annual endurance endurance walk walk that that raises raises funds funds forfor breast breast in our northeast Georgia community who are struggling financially Executive Executive Director Director of of It’sIt’s The The Journey. Journey. “We “We areare health health andand breast breast cancer cancer programs programs in Georgia. in Georgia. Since Since 2002, 2002, It’sIt’s because of their cancer diagnosis. proud proud that that our our grants grants remain remain focused focused onon local local TheThe Journey Journey hashas raised raised $15$15 million million andand funded funded 371371 breast breast cancer cancer needs needs and and impact impact thethe lives lives of of Georgians, Georgians, providing providing andand breast breast health health programs programs in the in the state. state. ForFor a complete a complete listing listing crucial crucial access access to to services services ranging ranging from from clinical clinical of the of the 2019 2019 grant grant recipients recipients andand descriptions descriptions of their of their programs, programs, visit visit itsthejourney.org/2019-grantees. itsthejourney.org/2019-grantees. breast breast exams, exams, screening screening mammograms, mammograms, We appreciate the sponsors, event guests,

diagnostics, diagnostics, genetic genetic counseling counseling and and testing, testing, to to direct direct financial financial assistance.” assistance.”

and donating businesses who helped

TheThe 2019 2019 Georgia Georgia 2-Day 2-Day Walk Walk forfor Breast Breast Cancer Cancer takes takes place place make this silent and live auction event October October 5-6. 5-6. All All of the of the money money raised raised here here stays stays here here in Georgia. in Georgia. Pictured, Cocktails Committee from L-R: Patti Reed, Haley Avery, Suzanne Leebern, To To register register for for the the 2-Day 2-Day Walk, Walk, visit visit itsthejourney.org. itsthejourney.org. one for the record books! Kimberly Liebowitz, Sarah Bennett, Lindsey McKinney. Not pictured: Becky Alhadeff and Jessica Perno.

Patient Highlight: John Mitchell Dill Mary Lou Dill, of Alto, Georgia, said her husband, John Mitchell Dill, was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer in June 2018. Before receiving help from TCF, she and her husband were driving back and forth to the Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville, every day, five days a week, she said.

“I’m on a low income because I’m disabled myself, and he wasn’t able to work himself,” Mary Lou Dill said, “How were we going to get back and forth? It took more fuel than we thought it would. [TCF] gave us $100 in fuel gift cards. Those fuel cards lasted me for a little over a month.” Mary Lou Dill said she received money every two months in 2018, amounting to hundreds of dollars. John Mitchell Dill was referred to TCF by Alison Evans, a registered nurse in the Navigation Program at NGMC. John Mitchell said, “I’ve had a hard, hard time with [treatment] since my body didn’t respond well to radiation, but I felt I was about to die with chemo. Alison worked with us, got us help. It’s been good to get help. I worried a lot about how I was going to get back and forth. The Cancer Foundation took care of that.” Mary Lou said John Mitchell finished his radiation treatment on December 10, 2018, but they will continue to receive help from The Cancer Foundation, dependent on her husband’s needs. As John Mitchell Dill said, “I would tell anybody if they could donate, to donate to them. They have been awesome with support for me when I didn’t know what I was going to do. I thought my world was coming down on me. They were good to help us physically and financially. [TCF] is an awesome group.”

Recurring Donations

Did you know that to support The Cancer Foundation you don’t have to make a one-time donation?

You can sign up for recurring monthly donations in a smaller amount that will still make a BIG difference for our cancer patients!

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TCF Spring 2019 Newsletter  

Learn about everything that happened with The Cancer Foundation this spring!

TCF Spring 2019 Newsletter  

Learn about everything that happened with The Cancer Foundation this spring!

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