I started this foundation in honor of my mom, Tina LeClair, who died of breast cancer at the age of 57 in 2013. She told me not to be sad and live on grieving her, but to instead Live, Laugh and Love. Therefore, in order to honor her wishes, I started this foundation to help others locally who are battling cancer, and to also help support their families who are supporting them. We have helped locals in our area who are battling cancer be able to pay their bills. Such bills include pharmacy co-pays, hospital bills, medical devices, mortgage/rent, utility bills, monthly car payments, groceries and more!
We also aim to provide funding for cancer research.
We hope to have fun creating fundraising activities and events for our local community. We are based out of Saranac Lake, NY and aim to help support those battling cancer that are locals to the area in and around Saranac Lake, NY. At this time, we are offering assistance to those that reside in Franklin, Essex, Clinton and St. Lawrence counties. Maybe one day we can grow to help many other counties and states!
Founder, CEO and President
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Kristeen Colby - Founder, CEO, President (Tina's daughter)
Doug Hoffman - CFO, Board Treasurer (Tina's former brother-in-law)
Jenifer Briggs - COO, Legal Counsel (Aunts had breast & lung cancer)
Dawn Rowell - Vice President (Tina's sister)
James Forsyth - Assistant Vice President (Lost his sister to breast cancer)
Gina Abodeely - Secretary (Has had brain cancer and melanoma)
In Memory of Tina LeClair - Live ~ Laugh~ Love