July 2, 2018

GRACE Cancer Foundation welcomes new Executive Director

The GRACE Cancer Foundation of Grand Island is pleased to announce that Sarah Koch has joined the GRACE Cancer Foundation in June 2018 as Executive Director.

Sarah joins GRACE with a strong knowledge and diverse background in both for profit and non-profit marketing, recruitment and fundraising. She was previously the Marketing, Recruitment and Training Director for Heartland CASA. Prior to that, Sarah was Marketing and PR Coordinator for Active Family Chiropractic, served as a licensed insurance agent with State Farm, and worked in orthodontics as a certified dental assistant. She attended Southeast Community College, and is currently a member of the Grand Island Chamber Young Professionals as well as a Board Member for ACAP (Association for Child Abuse Prevention). She was also selected to the Chamber's Top 35 Under 35. Sarah is very excited for this new opportunity with the GRACE Foundation and looks forward to working within Grand Island and the surrounding communities.

A native of Lemoyne, Nebraska, Sarah grew up on Lake McConaughy, and moved to Grand Island with her husband Brandon in 2015. Brandon is a Sprayer Technician with Simpson Farm Enterprises, and they are parents to Gracyn as well as two labs, Pippi and Maggie. Sarah and her family love spending time together outdoors, especially at the lake.



June 18, 2018

Local Non-Profit Announces New Name and Fresh Look

Grand Island, Nebraska – The GRACE Foundation, a local non-profit that assists cancer patients with expenses, today announces the organization’s rebrand to GRACE Cancer Foundation. The comprehensive rebrand adjusts the organization’s focus to a wider local level as well as reinforcing it’s mission to support cancer patients, and includes a new logo and refreshed website and social media.

“We’re very pleased to announce our new name and look,” says Ashley Morledge, Board Chair of the organization. “For 10 years now, GRACE has helped local cancer patients by assisting them with gas cards to get to treatment as well as assistance with medical and other household bills. We felt that this new name and look truly represents who we are as an organization, focusing on cancer as well as our support of the central Nebraska area.”

GRACE Cancer Foundation, which was started in 2008 by founders Lisa Willman and Julie Pfeifer, both breast cancer survivors themselves, is celebrating 10 years of serving the Grand Island area with a reception in July.

“As GRACE has expanded, we found that ‘GRACE Foundation’ sometimes had to be explained,” states co-founder Lisa Willman. 

“We help a large number of people, from children to seniors, but always with cancer – of any type. We wanted to make it clear that we are a cancer supporting organization,” comments co-founder Julie Pfeifer.

Maria Yebra, who was helped by GRACE, states, “I don’t know what I would have done without the help of GRACE. There were times I felt hopeless. The GRACE Cancer Foundation is my angel!”

To learn more about GRACE Cancer Foundation, visit www.gracecancerfoundation.com


GRACE in the News!

8th Annual Race for GRACE - Grand Island Independent

8th Annual Race for GRACE - Local4 News

8th Annual Race for GRACE - NTV News

Dancing for GRACE New Year's Eve Gala - The GRACE Gatsby - NTV News

Dancing for GRACE New Year's Eve Gala - The GRACE Gatsby - The Grand Island Independent

Blessing Boxes - The Grand Island Independent

2017 Race for GRACE - The Grand Island Independent