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The Avery Foundation's Mission

We Can Make a Difference!

With care and concern for patients and families dealing with the stress of a cancer diagnosis, we want to help relieve some of the financial burden created by the cost of treatments.


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UPDATE-Mark Chapman

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Mark's recovery from his transplant for multiple myeloma is going well.  His blood work looks good and his blood pressure is awesome.  He is ahead of pace on his recovery.  In two weeks he heads up to Madison to see if he is in remission.  So please pray for that and send him some good thoughts.

UPDATE-Steve Deutmeyer

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Steve has had two surgeries on his throat cancer.  He is doing well and looking great for just having surgeries.  He has one more to go.  So let's continue to pray for him and send him positive thoughts!

Grant Application

 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:

Avery Foundation

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.

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2018

THANK YOU!

Because of your great support of the Avery Foundation and our mission, we were able to award 17 grants in 2018 to cancer patients right here in the Tri-States!

2019

With your continued support we will be able to award even more grants in 2019.  We will have events each month to raise funds for grants.  You may also donate at the bottom of this page.

THANKS TO YOU!

Founder's Quote

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We want to be a rainbow in cancer patient's stormy clouds!

Ronald J. Avery

365 Days for Hope!

Available NOW @ at the following locations!



  • River Lights Book Store Dubuque, Iowa
  • Blooming Branches Guttenberg, Iowa
  • Hy-Vee South Locust St. Dubuque, Iowa
  • Hy-Vee Dodge St. Dubuque, Iowa
  • Hy-Vee NW Arterial Rd. Dubuque, Iowa
  • Medical Associates Dubuque, Iowa
  • Wendt Cancer Center Dubuque, Iowa
  • Mercy Hospital Gift Shop Dubuque, Iowa
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital Patient Library Madison, Wi.
  • Carnegie Stout Library Dubuque, Iowa
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • Amazon.com
  • BarnesandNoble.com
  • IndieBound.org
  • Dragonfly Online Bookstore Decorah, Iowa
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center Patient Library Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dubuque Museum of Art
  • Waverly Public Library
  • Musser Public Library Muscatine, Iowa



This book gives daily inspiration to cancer patients, by offering hope and positive thoughts for their journey with the disease.


The Avery Foundation is helping cancer patients with the unexpected expenses during treatments for cancer. A portion of the sale of this book goes to the Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to the lives, memories, and legacies of James D. Avery and Julie M. Avery.

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Oncologist Dr. Booby Koneru

He says "this book provides patients with daily insights and inspiration."  He went on to say "for cancer patients, having this book can be a needed reminder for hope and meaning as they navigate through their journey."


THE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MERCY HOSPITAL GIFT SHOP!

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A community of independent local bookstores!  Buy local with this link.

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Thought of the Day

JUNE 25, 2019

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When I dare to be powerful-to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde

Cancer patients, dare to be powerful!  Use your strength in the service of your vision of becoming cancer free.  In doing so you will lose your fear.  Be POWERFUL!

Ronald J. Avery

JUNE 26, 2019

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Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Hippocrates

Some of the natural forces he speaks of are; faith, positivity, courage, determination and love.  All good medicine for someone battling a disease, like cancer.

Ronald J. Avery

JUNE 20, 2019

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Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

Napoleon Hill

Cancer patients keep fighting.  Victory is possible and you never know the outcome till stop the fight.

Ronald J. Avery

JUNE 21, 2019

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Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.

Michael J. Fox

Exactly right Mr. Fox!  For those who receive a cancer diagnosis, accept it without resignation and find a way through it.

Ronald J. Avery

JUNE 22/23, 2019

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We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

People diagnosed with cancer face this reality immediately after receiving their diagnosis.  Cancer will completely change their planned life!

Ronald J. Avery


JUNE 24, 2019

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Pitching is the art of instilling fear.

Sandy Koufax

For those of you battling cancer, be a pitcher each and every day.  Instill fear into your cancer.  Give him your best fastballs and then strike him out with your curveball.  Don't be afraid to give him a heater right under the chin.  Make him sweat!

Ronald J. Avery


Update on the MercyOne Cancer Center

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May 22, 2019

Another step on the journey for a comprehensive cancer center for Dubuque!

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Beam Signing

This beam will be visible in the radiation room of the new cancer center.

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Cancer Center Team

Glad to there and help Kay Takes and her team mark this mile stone!

Raising Awareness and Money

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Avery Foundation joins AmazonSmile

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.

Amazon.Smile
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You can still donate through Facebook or PayPal

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. 

Our Founding Donors!

Hy-Vee

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All 3 Dubuque locations;

400 South Locust St.

3500 Dodge St.

2395 NW Arterial Rd.

7G Distributing

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Home to the King of beers

BUDWEISER!

Radio Dubuque

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92.9 Kat FM

KDTH AM 1370

The Rock 97.3

The River 101.1

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Telegraph Herald

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Where Dubuque goes to find it's news!

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Cornerstone Donors

Prairie Farms Dairy

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Dubuque's Hometown Dairy!

Premier Bank

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Involved in our community!

Runde Auto Group

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Supporting many good causes in the community!

Hotel Julien Dubuque

Home to the Founder's Gala!

Home to the Founder's Gala!!

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Driftless Social Club

The NEWEST venue to the Millwork District of Dubuque!

The newest venue to the historic Millwork District in Dubuque!

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Our Journey is just starting, stay tuned as we build this organization.

Avery Foundation

563-231-6117

Board of Directors

Ronald J. Avery - Founder/President/COB/CEO

Nancy Diehm-Vice President

Mary T. Avery -Secretary/Treasurer

Harvey D. Avery - COB Emeritus

James Carney - Hy-Vee Director

Rhonda K. Dunbar

Peter Hamel-7G Distributing

Bobby Koneru, MD-Paramount Oncology

Taylor Schroeder, CMD-Paramount Oncology 

Sheri Garner, RN-Medical Associates


Biographies of James & Julie Avery

Download or open Jim and/or Julie's life stories with  their inspirational poetry.  

Who was Julie Avery? (pdf)

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Who was James Avery? (pdf)

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Help Our Cause

AVERY FOUNDATION IS A 501c3 CHARITY.  

With care and concern for families and patients dealing with treatments for cancer The Avery Foundation wants to help with the stress of those struggling with the added costs of travel, meals, and lodging.


  • 501C3
  • EIN# 82-1688382
  • DLN# 17053165338037
  • Effective date April 17, 2017
  • Contribution deductibility: YES

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