In late 2014 Cecil Dye Jr. finally succumbed to a heroic and relentless two-year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Cecil was a well-loved and reliable friend to thousands and inspired many of us with his remarkable commitment and positive attitude in fighting the disease tirelessly until the very end.
Throughout the long process of fighting cancer Cecil was faced with a number of hurdles and roadblocks in insurance carriers, declinations on vital treatment options and a confusing web of changes in the healthcare law. These challenges made it extremely difficult to develop a suitable and sustainable treatment plan.
The mental challenges presented with battling for one’s life are immense, adding financial stress to that fight can diminish the odds of beating the disease. For this reason Cecil set out to create an organization that could help individuals that are struggling to meet financial obligations associated with fighting cancer. Hence, the Cecil Dye Foundation was born.
The Cecil Dye Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help ease the financial burden of those effected by cancer. Founded by Cecil Dye in 2014, our small foundation strives to make a tangible impact on the lives of many people fighting this terrible disease. The Foundation believes that no gift is too small.