Who We Are
It was Mel Simmons’ unique talent to lift the spirit of everyone who came in contact with her. She touched many other cancer patients and their caregivers. As a tribute to Mel, the Foundation was created to continue her work.
The mission of the Friends of Mel is to provide quality cancer care for the whole patient by funding cancer research, education and support.
Our goal is to support creative and promising projects that impact patient care at both the grass root and institutional levels. To date, through donations received for Mel’s Bracelet, over $2,000,000 has been gifted to programs that support our mission.