SARASOTA, Fla. – The Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a Sarasota-based nonprofit organization that provides free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers in the local community, recently hired Kelly Deam as its support program coordinator.
Deam brings more than 16 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector to her position at the Team Tony Cancer Foundation. In her new role, Deam will oversee the peer-to-peer mentor and medical grant assistance programs and other project management tasks at the growing nonprofit.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., her past positions include manager of quality assurance and volunteers for Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, director of development and alumni relations for the American Youth Foundation and development director for Boys Hope Girls Hope and Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Deam earned her master’s degree in health administration from Webster University in Missouri and received her bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Maryville University in Missouri.
Deam and other staff members from the Team Tony Cancer Foundation will work out of the nonprofit’s new headquarters located at 3562 S. Osprey Ave. in Sarasota. Called the Cancer Connection Center (C3), the coffee-shop-style concept that provides a safe, warm, supportive and welcoming environment designed to deliver peer-to-peer support, create a sense of belonging and provide free resources and educational opportunities to enhance the well-being of those impacted by cancer.
About Team Tony Cancer Foundation
A 16-year brain cancer survivor and an avid cyclist, Tony McEachern’s vision of creating a peer-to-peer cancer support foundation became a reality in 2010 when the Team Tony Cancer Foundation officially launched. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the nonprofit’s mission is to provide free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers in the community. To date in 2018, the Team Tony Cancer Foundation has already provided more than $25,000 in gas cards, flights, and other items related to diagnosis to cancer fighters in Florida’s Suncoast area. To learn more about Team Tony, visit www.TeamTony.org.