Scott Allison Memorial Fund
Scott Allison was a light in this world, in many ways. As a teacher for many years, Scott was able to cast a wide net with his positive influence. When he wanted to make a more personal difference to kids who needed that positive influence, he got involved with Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, or CASA. In addition to being a positive role model for others, Scott was a fitness fanatic. Whether swimming with Davis Aquatic Masters or running, Scott was passionate about his health and fitness, which made his lung cancer diagnosis even more shocking.
After a brief but intense battle with lung cancer, Scott passed away in October of 2021. Scott’s wife Gail Kennedy decided that an important way to honor Scott was to combine his legacy of helping others, his love of fitness, and his cancer diagnosis. In partnership with the Allison/Kennedy family, Cancer Champions has launched the Scott Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund.
This fund will help underserved lung cancer patients and their supporters with fitness and nutrition advice as they battle cancer. We at Cancer Champions are honored to be able to help others in Scott’s name, and to carry on his legacy of giving back with the Scott Allison Memorial Fund.
Cancer patients and survivors are told they need to exercise and eat well, but often they don’t know how to do that, or where to turn for guidance. While oncologists are a crucial part of treatment, they may not have the resources to help with this critical aspect of care. Cancer Champions helps bridge the gap by providing:
The mission of Cancer Champions is to bridge the gap for cancer survivors between home and the hospital. We offer a supportive community, as well as nutrition and fitness guidance to complement treatment regimens and maximize positive health outcomes.
The Scott Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund will allow Scott’s family to provide grants to lung cancer fighters and survivors in Yolo County, in order to assist them in the physical and mental battle against cancer. Any and all donations in Scott’s memory are greatly appreciated, and go directly to aiding lung cancer patients in Scott’s name.