Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) was created in September 1995 by friends and family of Rema Hort Mann to honor her joyful and vivacious life after her untimely death from stomach cancer at age 30.
RHMF was conceived and created around a kitchen table with the intent to celebrate Rema’s life and sustain her spirit. Through the efforts of friends and supporters, RHMF has evolved into a dynamic and effective organization, acting as an advocate for emerging artists and a bedrock of support for individuals suffering from cancer. To carry out these goals, we offer unrestricted grants and community-based grants, by nomination only, to promising emerging artists who demonstrate an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts. We inspire cancer patients undergoing treatment by providing grants for travel, accommodations, child care and related expenses to help strengthen their emotional and familial support.
The Foundation’s three unique grant programs bind together Rema’s compassion for those around her, and her love of contemporary art and artists.
We honor Rema’s fervent spirit through our dedication to improving the lives of others with Grants designed to help with Life, Art and Community.
The Quality of Life grant provides support to cancer patients and their families, the Emerging Art grant encourages promising artists by contributing financial support and the Artist Community Engagement grant supports community-based projects.
Rema’s battle with cancer spanned over the course of five years, during which time she was lucky enough to have been surrounded by loving friends and family. Sadly, however, she encountered many less fortunate patients along the way, who had almost no emotional or family support. While she was grateful to have such support, she was heartbroken by those who had to fight alone. No one should have to go through cancer alone, but far too many d either because they don’t have a support system or their loved ones are far away and don’t have the resources to be present.
The Foundation’s Quality of Life Grants connect patients who are isolated with their families and friends while undergoing treatment for cancer, at a time when they need support the most. Since 1995, these Quality of Life Grants have made a difference in thousands of patients lives.
It is by chance that I am writing this.
Deep inside my heart, I chalk it up to unfinished work.
I am talking about the type of work that transcends the profession and coats your life with purpose.
It is no secret that the human condition is much larger than a comfortable existence.
It is a marker that shows the rewards of love.
I was standing in the lobby of where I am employed when someone came to the counter to pick up art for a foundation event. From that one interaction, focus opened my eyes.
The Rema Hort Mann Foundation helps those who battle Cancer and at the same time assists those who dare build dreams with their vision.
To be an artist, to be one who allied against Cancer I have no choice but to pass on the tools to help you finish your missions.
By supporting this foundation, you will give support to those who require it.
Be it with grants to combat an invasive disease or grants to build canvases of our imagination.
These are two causes that profoundly impact our lives.
I only wish that I had become aware of this noble foundation earlier.
The good news is that they are hosting their 25thAnniversary of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation with an amazing Gala and an Auction on November 1st.
This fundraising event is available for all who would like to support these incredible people and bring forth the memory of Rema Hort Mann in the pursuit to help those we love.
Childhood Cancer Society (CCS) began with the vision of a 7-year-old boy, Tommy Head, who realized the importance of having the support of family while being evaluated for childhood leukemia. This was a life changing experience, which at a young age was the impetus for later founding CSS.
Due to his condition, Tommy’s physical activities were limited for years. During this time, he found an outlet in acting. He was featured in numerous commercials, print ads, and appeared in several episodes of ABC’s One Life to Live and became a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). At 12 years old, he used the proceeds from his first commercial to make a donation of video game consoles at the hospital that cared for him during his health challenges, and noticed the impact that these pleasant distractions had on his pediatric peers. It was at that moment that Tommy knew he would be helping more of these families in the future.
By 16, Tommy’s platelet count fully recovered, and given what felt like a second chance, he used money earned from acting to found Childhood Cancer Society a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CCS provides funds for medical care, accommodations, and travel expenses to make it possible for families in need to obtain the necessary care for their children. Furthermore, CCS donates gifts, organizes special events, and provides wish grants to children with pediatric cancer. We believe that these types of support facilitate a positive state of mind and create an optimal environment for the body to heal. Recipients of our support are recommended to us via hospital social workers, which keep an eye out for families who are in need of this support.
Below is a link to there store where you can Purchase the Adventure Ted Book and Merchandise, which supports there organization.
You can also make donations or Volunteer to help.
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