The Avery Foundation will help patients and their families with the unexpected expenses of travel, meals and lodging during their treatments out of town or patients traveling into Dubuque for treatments. For example: If your physician refers you to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota we would help pay for fuel, meals while there and your lodging. Receipts must be kept for meals and lodging and sent in with the Grant Application. We would also help if a patient is traveling into Dubuque from Galena with their fuel and meals. These expenses add undo stress into an already stressful time for you. That is why we are here. To relieve some of that stress and let you concentrate all your bodily resources to the battle at hand.
How We Pay on the Grants
• Mileage is paid at $0.45 per mile based on mapquest from patient’s home to cancer center.
• Hotel stays will be paid up to $75 a night.
• Meals will be paid up to the following; breakfast $7, lunch $10 and dinner $15.
Download the application from there, complete the application and attach receipts.
Then mail to:
3058 Deerwood Circle
Dubuque, Iowa 52003
All applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors within 30 days of receiving. A completed application does not guarantee payments. All information requested is needed for the Board to make their decision.
We want to be a rainbow in cancer patient's stormy clouds!
Ronald J. Avery
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Flag events on every hole
A Hole-In-One on #7 will win you a brand new car from our friends at;
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For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
For all cancer patients, they should be hungry to beat cancer and survive. They need to move straight ahead to achieve their goal of conquering the evil beast and move upward with their life.
Ronald J. Avery
I am still very much a kid inside myself.
Cancer patients, find that kid inside you and let it bring you happiness, energy and that hope of better tomorrows.
Ronald J. Avery
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference.
Be the person giving encouragement to a cancer patient. That encouragement you give does make a difference in their battle with cancer. It's medicine they need to strengthen their determination, faith, courage and will. Which will hopefully lead them to beating the cancer.
Ronald J. Avery
I've had to learn to fight all my life-got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.
Cancer patients are fighting for their life everyday. Hopefully they can keep smiling through it all and things will work out for them.
Ronald J. Avery
I feel like life is really short, and it's important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it's a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can't escape challenges; they are part of life.
Yes, life is really short. Everyday does bring new challenges and especially for cancer patients. They need to embrace each day with open arms and let their courage, hope, bravery and faith take over.
Ronald J. Avery
Don't ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It's too short, and you're too special.
We said it yesterday and we'll say it again today. Yes, life is too short! Cancer patients get a much better sense of that. They shouldn't doubt themselves that they can beat cancer. They are very special and hopefully their confidence, courage, hope and faith will make their life long.
Ronald J. Avery
UPDATE 04-07-2018: GREAT news from Colorado!! This strong girl has done it! She had a check-up and received those wonderful words "CANCER FREE"!! Elizabeth will continue her chemo treatments until June 28th. She is planning a trip back to her school, the University of Maryland, to get registered for fall classes. Way to go Elizabeth!!
UPDATE 03-14-2018: Russell needs our prayers and thoughts over the next couple of weeks. His chemotherapy was stopped because his white count is low, his hemoglobin is low and his platelets are low. He was taken to Finley Hospital in Dubuque and has now been transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital. PLEASE send him prayers and good thoughts!
UPDATE 03-26-2018: Rusty had to get platelets and blood again. He will have another biopsy in Iowa City on Friday to see why the bone marrow keeps failing. PLEASE continue to pray for him and his wonderful family!
UPDATE 03-15-2018: Salina started chemotherapy last week. She is hanging there. Her genetic tests have come back good as of now. Please continue to pray for her during her chemotherapy treatments!
UPDATE 03-26-2018: Salina was placed in ICU last night with a high fever, rapid heart rate, and a low white count. She has improved throughout the day but is still very weak and tired. PLEASE continue to pray for her and her beautiful family!
May 1st through the 31st Hy-Vee will run promotions with the following companies to raise funds for the Avery Foundation!
Orv's Tasty Toppings Pizza will be 4/$11.00. For every pizza sold, Orv's will donate $0.25 to the Avery Foundation! Stock your freezer up this month with Orv's Pizza!
Higley Industries will donate $0.25 for every bottle of their cleaners sold. These cleaners out perform all national brands!
The First Annual Avery Foundation Golf Tournament will be on June 11th, 2018 at The Meadows Golf Club in Asbury. This tournament will be presented by 7G Distributing home of the King of Beers, Budweiser. This will be a four person best shot tournament. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event.
Our fellow foundation, The Michael W. Oglesby Foundation, will be having their 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk to raise funds to KICK PANCREATIC CANCER. Sign up today to help their cause!
The Cosmo Billy Band and four other bands will be playing live Saturday, August 18th at Happy's Place in Dubuque. A night of great music and a silent auction. More information to come at a later date.
Friends of Avery Foundation,
This year we want to make our fundraising efforts for Avery Foundation a lot easier by using a service called FlipGive. We just shop online with popular brands like Walmart, Apple, Under Armour or buy eGift cards to restaurants and our team will earn cash back!
To get started all you have to do is join the team and shop. We even earn an extra $5 when you make your first purchase.
Remember to visit our team store before you shop online, eat out, or travel so that our team will earn cash back. This is the easiest way to raise money, and we can actually buy the things we want with no extra fees!
Or if you're not ready to join yet here's a list of the brands and restaurants you can shop: https://www.flipgive.com/teams/121790-avery-foundation
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Avery Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to the Foundation.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Avery Foundation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Because of people like you Facebook was able to raise $45 million for causes around the world. And to make sure you can keep giving back to the causes you care about, Facebook and PayPal no longer charge fees for nonprofit fundraisers.
2017 was estimated @ 1.689 million
2017 was estimated @ 600,000
87% of cancer is diagnosed in 50+year olds.
40% of men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
38% of women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Smokers are 25 times more likely to get lung cancer than non smokers.
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Ronald J. Avery - Founder/President/COB/CEO
Catherine A. St. Jean - Vice President
Mary T. Avery -Secretary/Treasurer
Harvey D. Avery - COB Emeritus
James Carney - Hy-Vee Director
Nancy Diehm - Hospice of Dubuque
Rhonda K. Dunbar
Tim Olson - A City at Work
Bobby Koneru, MD
Taylor Schroeder, CMD
Wedding Day for Mary and Harvey Avery, November 26, 1949 in St. Mary's Church, Dubuque, Iowa.