Who We Are and Why
Rexanna’s Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer was formed to help bring awareness and raise funds for a disease that is negatively impacting so many and taking the lives of countless loved ones. Despite claiming more lives than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma and kidney cancers combined, lung cancer is largely ignored, under-funded and under-researched. We have come together to help raise desperately needed funds to fight the world’s leading cancer killer.
Each of our board members has been personally touched by this terrible disease and is committed to fight to find a cure. Rexanna’s Foundation is named for Rexanna Hawkins, a lifelong educator and coach who was devoted to her students, family and friends. A nonsmoker throughout her life, Rexanna was diagnosed only two months before she lost her battle with lung cancer at age 49 in 2006.
Rexanna’s strength, faith and sheer will in her fight for life is an inspiration and our motivation. Please join us as we “Huddle Up for the Cure” in Rexanna’s memory to raise funds and awareness of all facets of lung cancer.