The Laurel Foundation
Mission Statement

TheĀ  Tilley's [ Geraldine, Allen and Peggy,Mike and Charlotte,Don and Janice,Steve and Renee], Dortch's [ Jessie, Nat and Jo, Jay and Cheryl, Trip and Jenny, and Jessiann] and Clark's [ Jeff and Terri] respectfully request your tax deductible support for THE LAUREL FOUNDATION.

501(c)(3) non-profit public charity
Tax ID# 20-5178914

Make checks payable to:
The Laurel Foundation
mail to: The Laurel foundation c/o Terri Clark
202 Cardinal Lane
Paducah, KY 42001

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Volunteer and/or send checks payable to "The Laurel Foundation" to:

Jay and Cheryl Dortch
108 Cherry Hills Ln
Louisville, Ky 40245
Jo Dortch
4205 Buckner Lane
Paducah , KY 42001
Jeff and Terri Clark
202 Cardinal Lane
Paducah , KY 42001
Trip and Jenny Dortch
4830 Exall Lane
Paducah , KY 42001



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Laurel Dortch's journey with Cancer:
Laurel was a normal, happy, healthy, curious, fearless, and beautiful 5-year-old girl. On December 13th, 2004, her life and her loved ones' lives changed forever. She was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called PNET (Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor). This cancer is in the Ewing Sarcoma family. Over the next nine months she spent the majority of her time at Norton Children’s Hospital (formerly Kosair Children's Hospital). She endured three surgeries, 14 chemotherapy and 25 radiation treatments. Words cannot explain how physically, emotionally and mentally tough this was on her little body and everyone around her. She was very brave and her faith never wavered. She completed her final chemotherapy treatment on August 6th 2005. After doing 5 years of quarterly scans and testing Laurel is now 13+ years out of treatment and is considered cured but is followed closely for collateral damage from her treatments. She has had to endure 3 major hip surgeries and recently another major surgery as a result of her radiation treatments and will face hip replacement surgery when necessary. Laurel, her family and close friends have developed a passion to make a difference in the lives of the children and families that are dealing with this horrific disease. That is why we created "The Laurel Foundation". Laurel has completed her freshman year as a student athlete at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She redshirted this past season and is excited about contributing to the field hockey team this fall. She is enrolled in the Farmer School of Business and is majoring in Leadership/Management and has decided to pursue a career in Hospital Management. She absolutely loves her school, teammates and friends both old and new.

"The Laurel Foundation" Mission Statement:
The mission of "The Laurel Foundation" is to promote awareness for childhood cancer. We strive to support the necessary research to find a cure for this devastating disease so that every child who is diagnosed with cancer survives and leads a long, healthy and productive life. "The Laurel Foundation" raises money to support these causes by hosting fundraisers and donating the proceeds to institutions both locally and nationally who share our dream.

Laurel's Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable foundation, (tax ID # 20-5178914). Your support is tax deductible. The Board of Directors are: Jay Dortch, Cheryl Dortch, Terri Clark, and Jeff Cooper. Laurel and her brother Logan are ad hoc members.