North Texas Cancer Foundation Announces First Ruth Cheatham Award Recipient

North Texas cancer foundation, as part of its 2018 Gala, announces its first Ruth Cheatham award recipient.

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Dallas, TX - The Ruth Cheatham Foundation (TRCF), a nonprofit focused on supporting adolescent youth through all phases of cancer treatment, is pleased to announce its first Ruth Cheatham Award recipient, Annette Leslie, Founder of the Carson Leslie Foundation. 

As part of its annual gala, TRCF grants an award each year to an individual that has demonstrated the Foundations’ core values, along with being a catalyst of change and advocacy for adolescents and their families affected by cancer.  TRCF’s President, Lindsay Whittemore, will be presenting the award to Annette Leslie, Founder of the Carson Leslie Foundation at its gala.  

“When we were first introduced to Annette, we were amazed at everything that she and the Carson Leslie Foundation had accomplished” Lindsay Whittemore, President and Co-Founder. “Annette’s drive, passion, and resume is unlike no other.  Her work not only encompasses supporting local teens impacted by cancer, but has gone as far as Washington D.C. and the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.  We are fortunate enough to have not only found a partner for our work, but more importantly, we found a great mentor”.

“I am honored and humbled to be the first selected to receive The Ruth Cheatham Award.  We, at the Carson Leslie Foundation, know exactly what it means and do not take lightly the responsibility you have when your foundation bears the name of someone you wish to honor” Annette Leslie. “We are encouraged by the fact our organizations share the same mission and thrilled to be associated with the prestigious name of Ruth Cheatham”.

The Carson Leslie Foundation was established in 2010 to honor the memory of their son, Carson Leslie. Carson, himself a courageous, driven, and accomplished teenage boy battled medulloblastoma, the most prevalent brain cancer in children.  As a testament to Carson’s character and tenacity, he authored a book in hopes of being a voice for children not able to tell their story.

To learn more about the upcoming gala, become a sponsor or purchase tickets, TRCF asks you visit their website  also make sure to "Like" and start following them on Facebook

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