Two brothers are working together to ensure that patients at the University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center have a happy Thanksgiving.
Alex and Tommy Gift lost their mother to a 20-plus-year battle with cancer in 2010. In her memory, they established the Mary Jane Gift Quality of Life Fund at the cancer center in 2013.
Cancer treatment can be costly and leave many families with little resources during the holidays. The fund helps patients and their families enjoy life while facing a cancer diagnosis.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the brothers will distribute turkeys to more than 100 patients at the cancer center in memory of their mother. This will be the fourth annual turkey distribution sponsored by the Gift brothers.
“We experienced how cancer treatment can impact a family throughout my mother’s illness,” Alex said. “Establishing this fund in her memory is our way of giving back to those who supported us and helping improve the lives of others battling cancer.”