What part of the organization and mission speaks most to you and why?
The Blood and Tissue Foundation and everything it supports has held our passion and support for the last fifteen years.
We were initially drawn to the Foundation because of its initiatives and impact involving cord blood and stem cell research in our community. Cord blood is an invaluable resource for medical treatments and therapies. It is a proven treatment for more than 80 diseases, many of which we are so familiar with and touched by every day – cancer, immune system disorders, genetic conditions – and so many more.
We wanted to learn and create awareness of what the Foundation has done with research and treatments and continue to gain knowledge of how we can help our community with fundraising and outreach efforts.
What do you like to do?
We love to spend time with our daughter, son-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren. We love to travel – mostly internationally – and learn about different countries, their culture, their food and wine, their history, and are grateful to travel with friends and family.
What motivates you?
Community needs motivate us. We are involved in several non-profit agencies to support their missions and help whenever and wherever we can.
Is there anything about your time on the board you would like to share? Most cherished moments, greatest accomplishments, something you are looking forward to?
We have served in many areas of the Foundation – Membership, Champions for Charity, Red and White Ball, Executive Board, Foundation Chairs, Strategic Planning. We have enjoyed serving in all these areas and working with the most dedicated, passionate and wonderful Foundation members and Staff.