Tamra Hissom Budd Research Grant
In Honor of Tamra Hissom Budd’s Memory, Rexanna’s Foundations Introduces the Tamra Hissom Budd Research Grant
Tami, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December 2013 and passed away in January 2018. Tami was survived by her husband, Keith and son, Cooper who was just starting his first year of college when she passed away. Tami was a tennis player and started raising money for cancer research in November 2014 by starting the Tami’s Uncensored Tennis Tourney at the Forrest Club in Houston. Tami called her supporters “Tami’s Titans.” Tami was often described as having a lot of spunk and fought cancer with a positive attitude and a zest for life. Keith and Cooper have recognized Rexanna’s Foundation as a place where Tami’s Titans can make a difference. Tami raised money to increase awareness and research for treatment of a cancer that is taking the lives of more people than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined. A big challenge exists because research money is not being provided proportionately.