Kimberly Fund

Kim Troisi-Paton was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in May of 2005 and threw herself into educating about colorectal cancer (CRC). After being featured in the 2007 Colondar, Kim realized that The Colon Club shared her passion to educate young adults that colorectal cancer can happen to ANYONE at ANY time!

In December of 2006, Kim was diagnosed with an aggressive recurrence, but it didn’t seem to slow her down at all. While going through chemo, she worked tirelessly being an amazing wife, mother, attorney and author. After a 2 1/2 year battle with colon cancer, Kim passed away on August 10, 2007.

The Kimberly Fund was established by Kim’s family and friends as a way to honor her memory. There are no words to express how much she is missed, and how, through the Kimberly Fund, her spirit and dedication will live on.

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Kim's Mission:

Give children, whose parent or primary caregiver is currently being treated for or has lost a parent or primary caregiver to colorectal cancer, a chance to put the cancer aside, even just for a moment, and be a kid again!

How to Apply:

Children, with the help of a parent or guardian, whose parent(s) have been affected by colorectal cancer, should fill out this brief application. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of their situation (death certificate/obituary or proof of treatment). Applications are not currently being accepted. We will begin accepting applications in Aug. 2024.

Past Recipients

The Gershenson-Gates family
As the recipients of your latest Kimberly Fund grant, our little family wanted to send along a gigantic thank you for helping us realize our goal of making our basement into an amazing climbing gym for our son, Henry. 
Sometimes really good things can come out of cancer.. We found out in March that Lucas was chosen as the recipient of a grant for kids who have a parent currently going through treatment for colon cancer or who have passed away from colon cancer. This grant is to provide moments of pure happiness away from the daily realities of cancer.. helping kids to just be kids!