Cathy R. Watson “GiGi’s” Foundation exists because one woman who was battling a rare form of cancer had a vision. Cathy wanted to make a difference in the lives of others her whole life and one way she wanted to give back was by starting her own foundation by helping others who are sick and unable to afford travel cost to various locations for specialized cancer treatment throughout the continental United States. Cathy R. Watson “GiGi’s” Foundation gives hope to families without having to worry about travel cost associated with seeing a specialist.
To give hope to others for a brighter tomorrow
Our mission is to provide support to families burdened by medical bills and need options on finding specialized treatment outside of their local area. Individuals will use the funds for out-of -pocket traveling expenses which include transportation, food, and/or hotel expenses.
The planned activities include fundraising, banquets, outreach, cancer awareness, providing assistance to cancer patients, and care baskets to hospitals. These activities help achieve the ultimate goal of providing assistance to cancer patients.
Individuals with a rare form of cancer that will travel outside of their local region (100 miles or more) for a specialist. We would like to reach out to individuals who are battling a rare form of cancer from the age of 0-65 years old. Eligible individuals will be able to apply for a travel stipend to see specialist of their choice.