Why We Walk

 

Team Spirit was founded by a group of visionary leaders (Founders Committee) who believed that we could do more to help fight and raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancers in our local community. After being personally touched by both of these diseases, Team Spirit was formed in 2000 as a small grass-roots organization. Team Spirit consisted of volunteer survivors and friends, working for those fighting, and in honor of those who have lost their battle. Team Spirit has collaborated with Memorial Medical Center Foundation at Long Beach Memorial since its inception.


Founders:

Cheryl Adams
Yasemin Altuner
Stacie Baker
Catherine Banks
Kim Corbett
Wendy Corzine
Camille Daniels
Richard Daniels *
Linda Elias *
Molly Hickman
Jacque Jones *
Tina Miller
Pamela Millet
Erin Rustigian

*Deceased

 

Over the past 18 years, Team Spirit Long Beach has grown tremendously from its grass roots beginning and this year, expands its mission to fund support programs for patients experiencing all types of cancer. The MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial, along with cancer patients throughout the greater Long Beach area, are grateful to the Team Spirit Founders for their extraordinary vision to provide psychosocial support for cancer patients. Their gracious and focused vision has developed a robust support network.