In 2009 Gail was diagnosed with cancer she finished her last round of Chemo in May of 2010, this upcoming May she celebrates 13 years cancer free! Shortly after her recovery Gail was drawn to paying it forward by helping other cancer survivors, patient groups and caregivers sharing her message of hope and insights from her own journey and serving as a patient advocate and speaker. Realizing she wanted to make a difference with kids fighting cancer, Gail came up with the idea of her now annual Pay it Forward event which since 2012 has provided thousands of Teddy Bears for children battling cancer. Gail’s friends have shared in her mission to provide a smiles on faces of these special kids.
An inspiring recovery following a life-changing cancer battle, Gail now uses her energy to serve and support young people in their own cancer battle.
Countless courageous kids are battling every day to conquer cancer. A smile goes a long way in equipping them with the energy to keep fighting.
You can help them by simply clicking the "Find Out How" button above or visit our events page.
A special thanks to Java Rx for their continued support of our annual event. Swing by their cart to enjoy a tasty handmade coffee drink while you're building your bears!