We are hosting a fund-raising event in memory of Gail Nursey to fight back at the cancer that tragically took her life. It is Gail's story that makes American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer so important as there are others like this that we can still save.
Gail's life was built around her husband Mike and son Will. She also had an amazing 35-year career in banking which saw her rise from teller to Market President. Many other bankers moved into senior leadership roles with the help of her tutelage, she experienced immense pride and joy in seeing their successes. She played golf, swam, played the viola and enjoyed watching almost any sport. She was the coordinator of all family vacations which crated tremendous memories for Mike, Will and many friends who shared in those vacations. She was continually active in the communities where she lived. She was Chair of the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Ball in Tampa, was active with United Way for many years and was a member of the Lifepath Hospice Women of Philanthropy.
Gail was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, as well as a related immune disease called Lambert Eaton Syndrome in early 2021. With the onset of that disease, she went from enjoying the early years of her retirement to fighting for her life. In May 2022, she left this earth as a direct result of this horrific disease's impact. This can't happen to more people or families; we must fund a cure and save precious lives!
This year there will be 600,000 Americans who, like Gail, lose their lives to cancer. Research, preventative health and more screenings can make a big dent in that number. Money raised in this effort will help fund programs and services that save lives and, will eventually, destroy the enemy that is cancer.
Thank you for your support. Let's make a difference! Please give from your heart, in memory of Gail.