Tim & Jeannie, family and friends started fundraising annually for Relay for Life, where monies are used for Cancer Research. The Annual Community Garage Sale was our first event which grew for many years.
In 2005, we began our first Annual Dinner & Auction, at our home. For 5 years, it was very successful and grew to where we moved our 6th year to a winery in the Napa Valley.
A close friend, in her early 30’s, was diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer and was struggling with treatments and continuing to work, as challenges continued for her. We did a picnic in the park, and through Facebook reached out too many of her friends and raised over $4,000 so she could replace her car, which was no longer running properly.
We, at that time, saw the need to create a 501(c)3 foundation. We then, could help patients as well as raise funds for ACS for research.
Hamann Foundation was founded and our objective was simple and straight forward, “To promote cancer research” and “to Provide Services and Support to Cancer Patients and Survivors” and we wanted to make a difference in the Battle against Cancer!
December 2014, Jeannie Hamann was diagnosed with stage 1 triple negative Breast Cancer. She went to Mt. Diablo Oncology Center for chemo and Sutter Solano for radiation treatments and there she met both fellow patients and the doctors and nursing staff. She soon learned there were patients who could not afford gas for their cars, to drive and get treatments.
We immediately sent $2000 to the Sutter Solano Cancer Center Transportation Fund, to provide cab rides for those in need.
The Foundation has granted over $200,000 to local patients giving a HAND UP assisting with Rents, House payments, groceries, gas cards, Medical expenses and other needs in just a few short years
The Hamann Foundation is committed to “Make a Difference” by making the grants to patients and sending money to the American Cancer Society for research. We are currently working with the Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group in Vallejo, CA. We are expanding in the future to also work with the Vallejo Kaiser Patients Oncology Center.
All of our Professional services, Board of Directors and Committees are Volunteers, no salaries or fees are paid. We work with local Oncology Units who distribute groceries and fuel gift cards for those who need a Hand up along their Journey as well as directing patient referrals to those in need. Members of the Community act as Ambassadors for our Foundation in helping share what we do as well as contributing time and financially.
We have received a Grant from Celebrate for Life which is for Breast Cancer Patients. We assist all ages and kinds of cancer. From our youngest at 10th months to Senior Citizens receiving treatments.
The Foundation makes a difference for those who are going through the Journey of fighting cancer and just needs a Hand Up to make life a little easier.
No one is paid a salary on our foundation. All professional services, time and monies are donated as we all believe in the cause.
Thanks for visiting, the Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation