2012-10-18 / Personalities

Reports on T.J. and Friends activity



Gary Purvis (left) on behalf of the T.J. and Friends Foundation, reported on the goals and successes of the four-year-old organization as he spoke to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular lunch meeting last week. One of the most impressive facts he relayed was that the foundation has directly helped 105 families of cancer patients in Wilkes County with assistance totaling more than $50,000. “That doesn’t touch the tip of the needs that are here,” he said, “but we do what we can.” T.J. and Friends Foundation serves seven area counties including Wilkes, and sponsors special fundraising events almost every month. Purvis announced that the organization is now beginning to seek corporate sponsors in part because it has “grown more and faster than we ever dreamed.” The continuing goals of T.J. and Friends, he said, lies in “helping those in the battle for their lives.” Gary Purvis (left) on behalf of the T.J. and Friends Foundation, reported on the goals and successes of the four-year-old organization as he spoke to the Washington Rotary Club at its regular lunch meeting last week. One of the most impressive facts he relayed was that the foundation has directly helped 105 families of cancer patients in Wilkes County with assistance totaling more than $50,000. “That doesn’t touch the tip of the needs that are here,” he said, “but we do what we can.” T.J. and Friends Foundation serves seven area counties including Wilkes, and sponsors special fundraising events almost every month. Purvis announced that the organization is now beginning to seek corporate sponsors in part because it has “grown more and faster than we ever dreamed.” The continuing goals of T.J. and Friends, he said, lies in “helping those in the battle for their lives.”

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