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OUR MISSION
Rutledge Cancer Foundation works to ease the impact of cancer on the lives of teens and young adults, raise survival rates and find a cure for sarcomas and other solid tumor cancers.

EASE THE IMPACT

We fund patient programs that address unmet emotional and physical needs.

RAISE SURVIVAL RATES

We work as a catalyst to increase awareness and early detection.

FIND A CURE

We support research for less toxic, personalized cancer therapies.

OUR STORY

 

Rutledge Cancer Foundation was founded in 2011, after 15 year old Carley Rutledge was diagnosed with stage IV Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. When friends and family learned that patient care and survival rates of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer lagged far behind other age groups, they decided to take action.

 

For those diagnosed, life during and after cancer can be devastating for a myriad of reasons; interruption of education or career, infertility, chronic health issues, emotional issues, financial stress and many times, secondary cancers as a result of toxic treatments. Patients try to maintain a “normal” life, but suffer from the isolation that cancer brings and the life changing, and often deadly, side effects from toxic treatments. Rutledge Cancer Foundation was started to fill the care and research gap for this underserved cancer population.

BOARD MEMBERS

Kyle Kight

President

John Rutledge

Treasurer

Donna Craft

Secretary

Dana Sager

Board Member

Chris Kroeger

Board Member

Lisa Williams Sarvadi

Board Member

Tamara Reese

Board Member

Grant Rutledge

Board Member

Angela Donahue

Board Member

OUR LEADERSHIP

Laura Rutledge

Executive Director

Carolyn Roberts

Director of Development

Ingrid Schaffenburg

Communications Manager & Patient Programs Coordinator

Celia Stibbens

Controller