Who we are
Team Mt. Hood Cure
Team Mt. Hood Cure is a group of volunteers taking part in the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. We’re one team of many raising funds to help create a world without blood cancers. Our efforts are far-reaching as the treatments created by LLS funding go beyond blood cancers. In fact, more than 40% of all new cancer treatments started as blood cancer regimens. Meet the team below.
THE REASONS BEHIND OUR CAUSE
Holly was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at 2 1/2 years old after suffering from various symptoms for six months. She underwent treament for more than two years, often times traveling frequently to Portland from her home in Sisters.
Today Holly is an inspiration for so many reasons. She’s approaching 8-years cancer-free, and is an energetic and talented athlete. She is a fantastic volleyball player, and even more impressively, the only girl on her tackle football team. She’s competing right up there (if not better than) the rest of the players.
Holly is an avid reader, and has some pretty lofty career goals as she looks to the future.
Bodhi is now an energetic and adorable 4-year-old. But at just 6 1/2 months old, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). What followed was 130 days of hospitalization, 127 of which was spent separated from his older sister, who now that Bodhi is healthy, is hard pressed to let him out of her sight.
Watching Bodhi and his sister is truly heartwarming, as it’s rare to see such devotion and caring in kids so young. The entire family’s bravery is inspiring.
These wonderful children are just two of the many reasons we’re supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Because of past efforts from LLS, these kids and many like them have long lives ahead of them after cancer. With future efforts, we expect to make a world where no child will ever have to experience cancer.
Team Mt. Hood Cure
LLS Man of the Year Candidate
Jarrod oversees social media and content for Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. He’s been married to his wife Cindy for 17 years, and they have two kids together, Kaylee and Collin. It’s his kids that inspired him to run; he’s spent time in children’s hospitals with them and seen what other families have dealt with when fighting cancer. It’s his opinion that no family should have to deal with that.
Pendleton Woolen Mills Store Manager
Cindy is the only reason Jarrod is able to do this campaign. Without her immutable support he would be lost. When not helping him, she’s an amazing mother to their two kids Kaylee and Collin. And we mustn’t forget her lab Groot and new puppy Loki. As if that weren’t enough, she’s the store manager for the 2016 Pendleton Woolen Mills Store of the Year in Troudale.
Annie Austin Bailey
PR Rockstar at Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory
Annie has been leading a (several) award-winning PR strategy for Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory for seven years. Her positivity and energy carries beyond her work into her passion for exploring new destinations gems in her own backyard. It also makes her an invaluable asset to any team.
VP at Lawrence PR
Katie has more than 12 years of integrated marketing expertise. In that time she has led the charge on numerous campaigns that have netted incredible results for her clients, as well as industry praise and recognition. When not part of a dynamic duo at Lawrence PR, she’s a mother to two incredibly adorable young kids, and wife to her husband Bryan.
Software Engineer Extraordinare
Novak is an incredibly talented software engineer, and responsible for making this website possible. He’s so busy with his work and being an outstanding father to his intelligent and hilarious daughter, it’s rumored that no actual photo of the man exists. So we put in Bigfoot, which actually has more photos.
MAKE A DONATION
Every dollar donate goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help find cures for blood cancers. If you don’t support our campaign, we ask that you support someones.
SPREAD THE WORD
The more people our message reaches, the more we can raise to help end the threat of blood cancers. Send our page to your friends, or share on your social channels. We appreciate every extra set of eyes.