Cancer is a thief. Cancer costs us billions of dollars. It also costs us the people we love. Reducing barriers to cancer care is critical in the fight to eliminate suffering and death due to cancer. (cancer.org)
Dominic Daniel Fouts (aka Nick) was a brother, husband, son, uncle, teacher, athlete, comedian, outdoor adventureman, thought provoker, truth seeker, competitor, the ultimate loyal friend and a possessor of a bevy of other beautiful qualties too many to name here. He was delivered the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer on July 4, 2009, just 12 days before his 31st birthday. Stoic throughout his 3 year battle, Nick continued to teach middle school science, snowboard, surf, and travel as much as he could between the surgeries and treatments that left him ill. He unexpectedly lost his battle on August 12, 2012, though he never stopped fighting!
“Nick was my first teacher and best friend. He was my big brother. Growing up together was more than I could ever dream up… as for the protective, challenging, adventurous, and silly brother-sister relationship that we had. He inspired me in life and continues to inspire me now. His generosity of spirit was truly unsurpassed!”
- Suzanne Krueger, Executive Director, Founding Board Member