The Helene Whitman Memorial Cancer Fund (THWMCF) was created in memory of Helene Whitman, our beautiful mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend. Helene had been a very healthy, vivacious and spirited woman all her life. She always had regular checkups and blood work at the doctor and never had any serious illness. Early in 2007, Helene started having periodic stomach pains and one short year later, she passed away. The silent killer was one of the lesser known blood cancers, Multiple Myeloma.

Mother of five, Helene always gave selflessly to her loved ones and strangers alike. If she saw someone was sad or discontent, it was her mission to make them feel happy and peaceful. Helene did this with her own special brand of charm, class and humor mixed with abounding love for all. To preserve her everlasting, generous spirit, our family established The Helene Whitman Memorial Cancer Fund, a registered 501(c )(3) NJ nonprofit corporation in June of 2008.

Our organizations mission is to conduct fundraising activities in support of the ongoing research efforts to find a cure for blood related cancers and donate the proceeds to existing tax-exempt organizations conducting this critical research for Leukemia, Lymphoma and of course, Multiple Myeloma. To date, through an annual mail solicitation sent to family, friends and business associates, THWMCF has raised over $45,000 with expenses of only 2%! The proceeds have been distributed to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Hospital http://weill.cornell.edu/cancercare/trials/lymphoma/multiplemyeloma.html, the International Myeloma Foundation http://myeloma.org , the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at UAMS http://myeloma.uams.edu/ and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society http://www.leukemia.org.

We hope you will join us in honoring Helene's memory by helping to raise much needed funds. Thank you for visiting our site.

Warm Regards,

The Board of Trustees
The Helene Whitman Memorial Cancer Fund

Helene Whitman
The Helene Whitman Memorial Cancer Fund
29 Hance Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704 hwmcfund@gmail.com