Part of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope is to help support women and their families who have battled gynecological cancers. In 2013, The Jaymie Jamison Foundation is beginning to authorize a scholarship to a person whose parent has battled cancer.
This scholarship is for $200. The applicant must meet all requirements and recipient parameters stated at the bottom of this page. The winner of this scholarship will be announced Saturday, May 15, 2017 at the Teal Off to Cancer Golf Scramble at StillMeadow Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The scholarship itself is named after Jaymie Jamison. Jaymie was a 34 year old mother who lost her 10 month battle to cervical cancer in February 2011. Jaymie was a Western Brown Graduate and was involved in her school and community. Jaymie had 4 children, whose life were all greatly impacted by her diagnoses with cancer.
Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope
10934 Liming Van Thompson Road
Hamersville, Ohio 45130
Recipients of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope Scholarship will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. The JJFH will only take into consideration of financial need if there is a “tie” between two recipients.
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Martha Jacob – Brown County Press Staff
The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope continues towards its efforts to make women of all ages aware of the seriousness of cervical cancer by raising $2,500 which was donated to Neighborhood Health Care, Inc. The clinic matched the donation which will provide over 200 women with free screenings.
The foundation was formed by friends and family members of the late Jaymie Lynn Jamison, the 34 year old mother of four who died last year after a long battle with cervical cancer.
The foundation held a special inspirational luncheon to recognize January as National Cervical Cancer Month at the Downtown Hilton in Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in the Hall of Mirrors on January 28.
”The dining area where the luncheon was held was breathtaking” explained Evonne Daugherty, foundation member and mother-in-law to Jaymie Jamison, “everything was decorated in the color teal which represents gynecological cancer. “The Sweet Adelines International Women’s A Cappella Chorus opened the luncheon as everyone was being seated. Then anchor woman Sheree Paolello from channel 5 news expressed her commitment to the foundation.”
Daugherty said Paolello has been a strong supporter of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation of Hope since is very beginning in 2011.
Paolello spoke briefly about gynecologic cancer. At that point Jaymie Jamison’s daughter Hope sang the song “Like My Mother Does”, which she dedicated to all mothers. As she sang, photographs of mother’s and daughters flashed on a large screen behind her. ”It was very moving to everyone watching Jaymie’s daughter, Hope, sing that song,” Daugherty said. “After a really great lunch cupcakes were served that came from Sugar Cupcakery in Milford.
Guest speakers at the event included Dr. Kellie Flood-Schaffer, M.D., an associate professor, division director of General Obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.”Dr. Schaffer talked about and gave the crowd of about 140 visitors, an in depth incite on gynecological cancer,” Daugherty added. “She also talked about how pap tests originated and how far research has come in the last 70 years.”
Schaffer explained that gynecologic cancers are malignant tumors that originate from the organs that make up the female reproductive tract. The cancer cells demonstrate the ability to grow uncontrollably and have the potential to proliferate and spread throughout a woman’s body.
Representatives from the foundation then donated a check for $2,500 to the Neighborhood Health Care, Inc. Clinic which has 9 locations in the Cincinnati area. The clinic matched the donation which is enough money to provide 200 free screenings for women in the area.
Also speaking at the luncheon was Linda Ellis, author and poet, who talked about her two books, ‘The Dash’ and ‘Live Your Dash’. Ellis stressed living your life and make every moment count.
The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope recently presented a check to Hospice of Hope, as a way of showing its gratitude to those who cared for its namesake during her last days. One of the foundation’s key purposes is to provide support to Hospice of Hope, as one of Jaymie’s direct wishes. A member of the foundation wrote, “[Jaymie] was provided first-rate hospice care during her last months and she wanted to do all she could to make sure others receive the same care and empathy during such a trying time.”
The foundation was started after 34-year old Jaymie Jamison, mother of 4, lost her battle with cervical cancer. Her friends and family members joined together in an attempt to raise awareness of gynecological cancers, support families who are experiencing similar struggles, and to help Hospice of Hope continue to do good work in northern Kentucky and southern Ohio.
Since it was founded, the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope has been extremely active throughout the region, and has big ambitions. Last year they organized the eye-catching Panties Across the Bridge event , which involved stringing hundreds of pairs of women’s underwear across the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati, to raise awareness of gynecological cancers. This year, they repeated the event, but added a golf scramble a few months in advance, and “Jaymie’s Rockin’ Run for Hope,” a 5K on the day of the 2nd Annual Panties Across the Bridge.
Hospice of Hope is extremely grateful to the Jamie Jamison Foundation for its support and sacrifices, and is pleased to know that it has inspired others to raise awareness. For more information about the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope, please go to http://www.jaymiejamisonfoundation.com.