Who We Are:
The Taylor Mizell Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that was founded in memory of Geoffrey Taylor Mizell, a brave young man who at the age of fifteen lost his battle with childhood cancer. Our goal is to raise funds to help benefit children with cancer and their families. We are supported through donations made by individuals, groups, businesses and fundraisers. All donations are tax deductible.
What We Do:
The purpose of The Taylor Mizell Foundation:
• To provide various means of emotional and financial support to help families withstand financial hardships that occur when their child is diagnosed with cancer.
• To promote advocacy and education in seeking to find a cure for childhood cancer.
The proposed goal for the Taylor Mizell foundation is to help benefit children with cancer and their families by raising funds to help them withstand financial hardships that occur when a child is diagnosed with cancer. These funds will consist of donations and annual fundraisers.
Numerous services will be provided by the Taylor Mizell foundation. A family must fill out an application and submit a letter from the child’s physician with diagnosis and treatment plans. This will be presented to the board of directors and a decision will be made as to what services are needed. Services will be based on each family’s individual needs. The services provided by the Taylor Mizell foundation will include: transportation fund, household expense fund, parent support kit, the Taylor Mizell foundation award, bereavement fund, special events and other organized activities.
Transportation fund - the fund will provide gas card for families to help with traveling expenses.
Household expense fund - the fund will provide help with expenses such as utilities or buying groceries.
Parent support kit - provided for parents of children who are newly diagnosed or currently in treatment for cancer. Support kit will include: educational material, toiletries, camera, phone card, journal, Taylor Mizell foundation brochure.
The Taylor Mizell foundation award - this award will provide one graduating senior class member at Etowah high school a $1500.00 award. The student must submit an application which will be reviewed by the Taylor Mizell foundation board of directors. This award will become effective may 2009.
Bereavement fund - this fund will provide help with funeral expenses, flowers or maybe just a hot meal for the family.
Special events & other organized activities - this fund will provide: family night out, dinner for family, complimentary movie tickets, bowling, etc., a birthday gift - age appropriate for child in treatment.
It is the intent of the Taylor Mizell foundation to provide these services in hope of easing the financial burden, so families can focus on caring for their child. We are committed to raising awareness and helping find a cure for childhood cancer.
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