Photos courtesy of Courtney Colvin, UIC.
On April 11, 2018, the Timothy Francis Jones Foundation presented another grant in Tim’s name. This was the second year a check was given to the University of Illinois Cancer Center which is where Tim participated in a clinical trial for his cancer. The fact that these trials and research are not free is often overlooked and the check for $5,000 will help support that research. At the presentation, Bernadette and Ed Jones, Demo Salazar, Rich Lomax and PJ Jones represented the foundation. Accepting for the university were Dr. Robert Winn, Dr. Susan Hong, Davyd Chung, Martha Carlos and Dr. Kareem Watson. Dr. Winn is director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center and a long time critic of the healthcare disparities in underserved communities. As a foundation partner, Dr. Winn spoke at the 3rd Annual Timbuck2 Forever tribute held at the House of Blues in Chicago on Dec. 19, 2017. Surrounded by a bevy of hip-hop celebrities, Dr. Winn engaged the audience with our common message of staying in touch with your health. You can see a portion of his advice and the great reaction to Dr. Winn’s message.
Our organization looks forward to working with Dr. Winn on improving the healthcare disparities in under-served areas and on bridging the gap that prevents research successes from reaching the community. Thank you to the University of Illinois Cancer Center for their hospitality and support. We especially thank all of you who helped make this grant possible.