The Laurel Foundation
Mission Statement

The  Tilley's [ Geraldine, Allen and Peggy,Mike and Charlotte,Don and Janice,Steve and Renee], Dortch's [ Jessie, Nat and Jo, Jay and Cheryl, Trip and Jenny, and Jessiann] and Clark's [ Jeff and Terri] respectfully request your tax deductible support for THE LAUREL FOUNDATION.

501(c)(3) non-profit public charity
Tax ID# 20-5178914

Make checks payable to:
The Laurel Foundation
mail to: The Laurel foundation c/o Terri Clark
202 Cardinal Lane
Paducah, KY 42001

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Volunteer and/or send checks payable to "The Laurel Foundation" to:

Terri Clark
202 Cardinal Lane
Paducah, KY 42001
270-441-7755
terriclark@bellsouth.net
Popaw Nat & Gramma Dortch
4205 Buckner Lane
Paducah, KY 42001
270-443-7789
nat.jo.dortch@gmail.com
Uncle Trip & Aunt Jenny Dortch
4830 Exall Lane
Paducah, KY 42001
270-442-3225
trip.dortch@gmail.com

 

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*Laurel Dortch's journey with Cancer: Laurel was a normal, happy, healthy, curious, fearless, and beautiful 5-year-old girl. On December 13th, 2004 her life and her loved ones' lives changed forever. She was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called PNET (Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor). This cancer is in the Ewing Sarcoma family. Over the next nine months she spent the majority of her time at Kosair Children's Hospital. She endured three surgeries, 14 chemotherapy and 25 radiation treatments. Words cannot explain how physically, emotionally and mentally tough this was on her little body and everyone around her. She was very brave and her faith never wavered. She completed her final chemotherapy treatment on august 6th 2005. Because PNET cancer is very aggressive she must do quarterly scans for 5 years, then yearly, to see if her cancer has come back. On August 22, 2006, Laurel got great news of clean scans and that continues today. Laurel, her family and close friends have developed a passion to make a difference in the lives of the children and families that are dealing with this horrific disease. That is why she has created "The Laurel Foundation".

"The Laurel Foundation" Mission Statement: The mission of "The Laurel Foundation" is to promote awareness for childhood cancer. We strive to support the necessary research to find a cure for this devastating disease so that every child that is diagnosed with cancer survives and leads a long, healthy and productive life. "The Laurel Foundation" will do this by hosting fundraisers and donating the proceeds to institutions both locally and nationally who support this cause.

The Laurel Foundation began in 2006. We have hosted fundraisers in Louisville & Paducah, Ky. and accepted donations.  

Laurel's Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable foundation, (tax ID # 20-5178914). Your support is tax deductible. The Board of Directors are: Jay Dortch, Cheryl Dortch, Terri Clark, and Jeff Cooper. Laurel and her brother Logan are ad hoc members.