Donate to the Wesley Warriors Foundation Fund at NGCF
The Wesley Warriors Foundation Fund
is a fund held at the North Georgia Community Foundation.
To make a gift to the Wesley Warriors Foundation Fund,
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Wesley Gailey, a 5 year old from Gainesville, Georgia, was diagnosed with Burkitt Leukemia, a rare and aggressive cancer, in September 2020. He is the son of Lydia and Jake Gailey and is in Pre-K at First Baptist Church and has one sister, Anna Brooks Gailey. (2)
This fund has been created in his honor and in order to provide financial assistance to nonprofits and initiatives that support children and families impacted by childhood cancer.
The first project this fund supported was for Medi Teddy’s. Wesley and his parents were blessed by the gift of a Medi Teddy from Wesley’s Aunt Louisa by a suggestion from Eliza Paris, a friend who lost her battle with cancer in NY.
They’ve been able to purchase Medi Teddy’s for the children at CHOA in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow floors upon admission. Their hope is that this will be a source of comfort and joy to each family battling childhood cancer.
Beginning in 2022, the next initiative for the foundation will be to help fund the initiatives of CURE. CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. Every year, more than 17,000 children in the United States and 400,000 worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. While research has brought the overall survival rate above 80%, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children. Treatments for many pediatric cancers are decades old, and even when a child does survive, they are often forced to deal with debilitating side effects long after they are cancer-free.
At CURE, their mission is to conquer childhood cancer by funding targeted research that will save lives and give survivors their best quality of life. The research priorities are two-fold. They prioritize research that will lead to more effective treatments for children within two to three years. They also prioritize research aimed at solving recurrent and hard-to-treat cancers for which no effective treatment exists.
Over the past twelve years, they have invested more than $38 million in innovative research, resulting in important discoveries and treatment options. They are a leader in advancing precision medicine for children, investing $10 million in precision medicine initiatives over the last six years. Additionally, CURE invests more than $4.7 million annually in specific research efforts at top pediatric institutions nationwide.
CURE supported the Gailey family in so many ways during Wesley’s 8 month treatment at CHOA providing meals, comfort, advice, and personalized care.
For your convenience, NGCF offers several ways to give, including donating online, by check, and via wire transfer. The Foundation can also coordinate more complex gifts such as stock or retirement assets. If you have any questions, they are happy to help. They can be reachedl at 770-535-7880.