This past June 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of John's passing from lung cancer. It was also ten years ago that we started our work for the John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has accomplished so much by awarding 128 scholarships to children in virtually every state.
Over the past few years, we have realized a decrease in attendance at our fundraiser and a decrease in interest from the community. As founders, both Kevin and I felt that it indicated a time when the journey of the foundation had reached its end. It was truly a difficult decision to make, but we are very pleased with all the good that has been done in John's name. We know he would be proud of the scholarship program helping so many kids.
Thank you for your encouragement, your dedication to our mission, and your kind donations over the years. We appreciated all you did in memory of John to help carry out his legacy. We are grateful we were able to make a difference in the lives of many young people who were affected by their parent's lung cancer.
To serve as a leader in lung cancer awareness while bringing hope to the children of parents who have lost their lives to the disease.