Message from the Chair


 Diane Artis

 

Welcome to the Laini Fluellen Charities, Inc website! The creation of this organization was divinely inspired by the life and passionate works of my daughter, Laini Kavata Fluellen. She touched many lives with her compassion and outreach to those in need of support – particularly the youth she mentored and other young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Laini demonstrated how much one person could accomplish with love and a giving spirit. After her 3 year battle with breast cancer, I, along with the other founding board members, resolved that her legacy would continue to live on through the works of Laini Fluellen Charities, Inc (LFC).

Since the incorporation of LFC in December 2009, our board members and volunteers have been laying the groundwork for active pursuit of our mission. This website is designed to address one aspect of our mission which is:

To improve health outcomes for African-American and Hispanic women diagnosed with breast cancer by:

1. Raising funds for the research and development of treatments for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) - an aggressive tumor prevalent among African-American and Hispanic patients and

2. Providing spiritual and educational support through seminars, awareness campaigns and website resources.

LFC has also taken on the enormous challenge to impact the lives of at-risk youth by providing ongoing mentoring to them from 7th -12th grade and ultimately providing scholarships upon successful completion of the program. Stay tuned for more information about this program when we launch our mentorship website in a few short weeks!

As Board Chair, I take on a leadership role that will mark the start of Laini Fluellen Charities Inc history. We look forward to many years of service to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and to the loved ones who support them. However, our goals can only be reached through the cooperative efforts and combined resources of our extended community-ALL OF YOU.

Join us in making a difference. How? Tell your family, friends and employers about this organization, volunteer for special events, attend our events and importantly, make a donation. Together we can multiply the impact Laini had on lives during her lifetime.

 

Thank you for your support!

Diane Artis, Board Chair & Mother of Laini Kavata Fluellen

Laini Fluellen Charities, Inc.