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Research Grants


Pamela Henicke

Pamela Henicke Research Grant

Pamela, a non-smoker, lost her life to lung cancer on May 20, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Greg and children, Lawson, Lauryn & Kenedy. The EGFR mutant non-small cell lung cancer that Pamela was diagnosed with is one that affects a large percentage of women never smokers, and the majority of the patients will develop resistance to treatments currently available. Funding for research is critical to improve the survival rates of those diagnosed with lung cancer. Most people are surprised to hear that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women today. Even more so, when they learn that the fastest growing population of lung cancer diagnosis are made in women ages 18-45 that are non-smokers or never smokers. Lung cancer takes the lives of more cancer patients every day than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma & kidney cancers combined.

All acknowledgements will be sent to the Greg Henicke Family. If you want your acknowledgement sent to someone else please put that information in the notes section.

Grants proposals will be received from researchers beginning November 1st in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and accepted through December 31st. Grant selections will be announced by the last Monday in January of each year. Award recognition will take place at the Houston Lone Star Huddle Up in Houston, Texas every February.



Bob Mayberry

Bob Mayberry Research Grant

Robert “Bob” Mayberry lost a valiant, courageous battle with cancer on October 16, 2007. Kind, loyal, intelligent, caring, moral, funny and brave – these are words that defined Bob Mayberry. Bob lived 5 years after his diagnosis with the support and love of Diane, is wife. With the help of their local Austin oncologist, Dr. Laurence Tokaz and Dr. Ed Kim, Bob was given opportunities to try new therapies to help prolong his life. In Bob’s Memory, Diane started the Bob Mayberry Foundation a true labor of love.

Rexanna’s Foundation is proud to honor the memory of Bob Mayberry and pick up the torch for the Bob Mayberry Foundation and continue to support lung cancer research. The Bob Mayberry Foundation in the past 10 years has raised over $600k dollars for lung cancer research, and their efforts have provided HOPE for many. Grant proposals will be received from September 1st – October 15th of each year. The grant will be awarded to the research recipient each year the 1st Friday of November in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.



Lance Bertrand

Lance Bertrand Research Grant

Lance Bertrand lost his battle with lung cancer on December 31, 2018, but he won the hearts of all who knew him with is strength, perseverance, dedication, passion and that amazing smile. Known to friends, family, doctors and staff and MD Anderson as Superman, the Miracle Man, Iron Man, Bionic Man, Legend and the Captain – Lance was treated for 10 years at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, just 4 months prior to his wedding day to the love of his life, Therese. Lance was dad to Jude and Jolie Bertrand.

Rexanna’s Foundation is honored to recognize, celebrate, and memorialize the memory of Lance through a grant that will be given annually for research dedicated to extending the lives of lung cancer patients and focused on eradicating it completely. Grants proposals will be received from researchers beginning November 1st in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and accepted through December 31st. Grant selections will be announced by the last Monday in January of each year. Award recognition will take place at the Houston Lone Star Huddle Up in Houston, Texas every February.

Please use the note section to list the name and address of who you would like to receive your acknowledgement.



Tamra Hissom Budd

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.