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We believe everyone deserves hope and a chance to live a full life. We live in an age of advanced technical and medical breakthroughs and some of the best minds. Yet, there were over 8 million cancer-related deaths worldwide in 2012 according to the National Cancer Institute. Strokes are the leading cause of death in the United States each year. Only 4% of federal cancer research funding goes to childhood cancers. We long to offer support to families doing everything in their power to help save the life of a loved one. We strive for better treatment, better understanding, more time, hope and above all, a cure.
In 2013, Farrah Lennon showed her dad, Tom, a domain she bought to start a foundation in his honor. At the time, Tom was battling stage IV Prostate Cancer that had metastasized to his liver and living with the effects of multiple strokes. He was touched by the idea and loved that his name would be synonymous with helping people; sadly he would not live long enough to see it come to fruition. When he passed away on November 28, 2014, at 69 years old, Tom’s "kids" made a promise to build a foundation in his name that helped people in the direst of medical circumstances. Tom said a prayer each night for others who were suffering, even as he himself suffered. His prayers were heard and his family has stepped up. The Tom Lennon Foundation will not rest as long as there are families fighting to save the life of a loved one.