Nancy Raisman Memorial Fund

Nancy Raisman is remembered for her warm heart, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for life. She left a lasting impression on all that knew her. Through her strength and perseverance, she was able to rally others together to join her in the fight against lung cancer. Nancy tragically lost her battle with lung cancer in December 2011, just months before her granddaughter, Aly Raisman, took home gold and bronze medals in the London games. Through Nancy's strength and perseverance, she was able to rally everyone together to join her in the fight against lung cancer. Together with her family and friends, we are continuing her legacy by raising funds for lung cancer research to find a cure. 

Each year in memory of Nancy Raisman, a game luncheon is held in Boynton Beach, Florida. This event gathers friends and lung cancer advocates to enjoy lunch, a raffle, and to play Bridge, Mah Jongg, Canasta, or other games. Participants enjoy fierce competition and lots of laughs, all for a truly important cause. 

For the first time in 2013, a new event, the Winning Together Gala was held in memory of Nancy Raisman as well. This event, held in Weston, MA gathered family, friends and lung cancer advocates alike to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. Nancy's granddaughter and two-time gold medalist, Aly Raisman, paid special tribute to her grandmother’s memory and honored all those touched by lung cancer. The evening boasted both a live and silent auction, live music, great food and cocktails. Lung cancer facts and stories were also shared by lung cancer survivors, advocates and doctors including co-hosts Susan Wornick and Heather Unruh of WCVB-TV, Merly Bralower and Dr. Lecia Sequist of  Massachusetts General Hospital. 

100% of each of these events' proceeds were attributed to the Nancy Raisman Memorial Fund to fund innovative lung cancer research through Uniting Against Lung Cancer. 

View research grants sponsored by the Nancy Raisman Memorial Fund here. 

To make a gift in memory of Nancy Raisman, donate here.