The Story of Debbie’s Friends Fund
Helping Our Local Communities, One Family at a Time.
Breast cancer has touched millions of lives. In the United States alone, about 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with this terrible illness in their lifetime.
We understand that breast cancer is far more than a statistic. The people affected are our mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends. We know how a cancer diagnosis takes your family’s life and turns it upside-down and inside-out, breaking it apart until the shattered pieces come crashing down around you. We know because we’ve been there, too.
Debbie was a beloved mother and friend who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1996. Though her loss left us devastated, we continued to move forward, slowly but surely. We decided to help others who were going through a similar situation by raising money for organizations that assisted with breast cancer awareness and research. Still, we wanted to do more. We wanted to be able to help local families who were struggling with the emotional and financial burdens that this disease brings.
In 2011, we started our own foundation, “Debbie’s Friends Fund,” so that we might be able to help those who are Debbie’s friends in spirit. Today, through the unwavering support of our generous community members, we continue our mission to assist our friends, neighbors, and loved ones with this difficult time in their lives.