tnmynatt Posted July 22, 2006 Share Posted July 22, 2006 Rachel (my oldest daughter) and I are starting a non-profit organization in memory of Charlie. When we walked in the Buddy's Race Against Cancer last November, Charlie named our team "Breath of Life." We have decided to use the same name for the non-profit. This organization will primarily provide financial support to lung cancer patients and their families for such needs as gas money, utilities bills, etc. As you know, LC treatments, office visits, and hospital stays can be a hugh drain financially especially for those on fixed incomes and due to loss of the ability to work. We also want to help in other ways for all cancer patients. Our first project is to provide portable DVD players to chemo patients during treatments. We have donated four DVD players so far to two chemo rooms and hope to donate many more. We are currently taking local donations of new and used DVDs to be given to the facilities to make use of the DVD players possible. So far we have gotten good feedback, many DVDs donated and some cash donations. Charlie's doctor and nurses are very supportive. I've even been offered donated services to get all the paperwork prepared for getting non-profit status from the IRS. Rachel and I are very excited about this opportunity to help ease the burden for other cancer patients and especially lung cancer patients. Please let us know if you have suggestions, comments or questions. You never know what this could lead to down the road. Thanks for all your support and prayers. This is another chapter in our LC journey. Wish the last chapter didn't end the way it did. But, we are trying to move on one little baby step at a time. Take care. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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