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The 7th Annual Jamey Johnson Golf Tournament Raises More than $380,000 to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Participants included Dennis Quaid, Ron White, Randy Houser, Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann and pro golfers John Daly and Boo Weekley

The 7th Annual Jamey Johnson Golf Tournament raised $382,000 for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation to help fight pancreatic cancer.

In addition, the Sept. 30 event, which was held at the Cottonwood Golf Club in Johnson’s hometown of Montgomery, Ala., raised about $5,000 in money and toys for the Montgomery area Marine Toys for Tots.

Celebrity golfers included professional golfers John Daly and Boo Weekley, as well as actor Dennis Quaid, comedian Ron White and musical artists/songwriters Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, Ray Scott, Keith Gattis and Rob Hatch.

The tournament featured a live auction and multi-artist concert, which was unfortunately cut short this year by the rain.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation for putting on a wonderful tournament again this year,” says Jamey Johnson. “The seventh in a row was really something. I am very proud of our sponsors, as well as everybody who made donations and bought auction items.”

“I am especially proud and grateful of my hometown for showing up at the concert in droves the way they did in the rain,” he says. “It was heartwarming and very impressive. I love Montgomery and I love Alabama.”

“We will definitely be back to do number eight in 2019,” he says. “A lot of our special guests this year have vowed to return if at all possible and do the concert again next yea, including Dennis, Quaid, Ron White, Drivin’ N Cryin’, and other guests. The thing I love the most about the tournament is you never know who is going to be there. It is good to know who you can count on. “

Event sponsors included Hampton Inn Eastchase, Nitro Oil and Capitol Container.

“The money will be used for our direct patient services program, which provides monthly financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients, and for Pancreatic Cancer Research Awards,” says Rhonda Miles, president of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation.

One of the tournament’s highlights included the hole-in-one by Richard Tate of Butler, KY, who won a Ford Eco Sport donated by Collier Ford in Wetumpka, Ala. The event featured teams representing eight states, with 40 percent of the teams coming from the Montgomery area.

“I am very proud of everybody pulling together and making this happen they way they did. Nikki would be proud too,” Johnson says.

 

“Country Boots Cancer” Show Raises $40,300 for Johns Hopkins Medicine

“Country Boots Cancer,” the Aug. 19 benefit concert featuring Jamey Johnson and hosted by the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, raised $40,300 for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The show at Rams

Head Live! in Baltimore, MD also featured Chris Hennessee, who performed songs from his new album “Ramble.”

One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to the new Pancreatic Cancer Precision Medicine Program (PCMoE) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. This program will offer precision testing, imaging, biopsy, assessment and treatment plans to all patients with aims of improving care for patients currently diagnosed and to support research efforts to find a cure. Through th

e precision medicine program patients can have their tumors sequenced to detect potential mutations that could guide their therapy, eliminating a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

The event’s speakers included Nikki Mitchell Foundation President Rhonda Miles, four-year pancreatic cancer survivor Lisa Eidelberg and Johns Hopkins Medicine surgeon Dr. Matthew Weiss. Nikki Mitchell Foundation would like to give a special thanks to Lisa Eidelberg and Lindsey Manos of JHM, who spent countless hours fundraising, recruiting volunteers and donations and promoting the show and the cause.

The Nikki Mitchell Foundation is named in honor of Waylon Jennings’ beloved late manager of 22 years, Nikki Mitchell, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2013.

One of Mitchell’s last wishes was for her foundation to continue to support Johns Hopkins, where she received excellent care and felt wholly supported on her cancer journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist photos by Brandon Amos at Low Light Photography.

Jamey Johnson’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament and Benefit Concert Raises $270,000

Montgomery native Jamey Johnson’s sixth annual Homecoming Golf Tournament and Concert, held at the Cottonwood Golf Club, raised more than $200,000 to help those battling pancreatic cancer through the Nikki Mitchell Foundation.

The event also accepted donated toys for the Montgomery area Marine Toys for Tots.

The event’s grand finale was an outdoor concert that featured Johnson as well as Donica Knight, Rob Hatch, Gina Gailey, Tony Joe White, Keith Gattis and Chris Hennessee.

“The golf tournament and concert raise money for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation for all of the wonderful things they are doing to help those fighting pancreatic cancer, such as providing gas cards, groceries, bill paying or whatever,” says Johnson, who was a close friend of Nikki Mitchell and serves as the non-profit organization’s founding artist. “They offer all of these custom services to help people with pancreatic cancer.”

“The idea down the road is to raise enough money to fund research. Right now, we are taking care of the things we can take care of. The golf tournament every year funds a lot of that activity, as do the various concerts we do throughout the year.”

Rhonda Miles, president of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, says, “We are completely humbled by the support and generosity shown to NMF this past weekend. We want to thank everyone involved.  We definitely know Nikki sent her magic to this event. The funds raised will guarantee our Bridge of Wings program will continue to relieve some financial burdens of our Pancreatic Cancer patients.”

Gilbert Carrillo, Adam Carrillo, Tony Medellin and Tim Henderson from Nitro Oil were on the golf tournament’s winning team.

For more information about NMF or Jamey Johnson’s Homecoming Golf Tournament:

Contact: Ariane Watkins

Phone: 615.982.6802

Email: ariane@nikkimitchellfoundation.org

Website: www.facebook.com/JameyJohnsonGolf

Photo by Lisa Harris

Jamey Johnson’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament and Benefit Concert Raises $72,000

randy-edited-webNikki Mitchell Foundation (NMF) hosted Jamey Johnson’s fifth annual homecoming golf tournament and concert at the Cottonwood Golf Course in Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 9. Bringing some levity to an otherwise serious sport, the tournament featured activities such as shooting off a mattress, archery drives, shot carts and a ball launcher. The all-day event featured celebrity guests and ended with heartfelt performances by Grammy-nominated country star Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, LeeAnn Womack, Randy Houser, Jerrod Neimann and other friends. Country legend Randy Travis made an appearance on stage and stood beside Jamey as the latter sang Randy’s songs.

“I’m so grateful to my friends for donating their time to fight pancreatic cancer,” Jamey Johnson said. “This is important to me because I’ve lost so many friends to pancreatic cancer in the last few years.”

“Nikki Mitchell was one of the most incredible women to walk this earth, and anyone who knew her would say the same thing,” said Joanna Ott of Carter’s Chord, who has performed at NMF events. “She touched so many lives. Pancreatic cancer took hers too soon, as it does so many people. The foundation donates money to research for early detection and the cure of pancreatic cancer. It’s a great cause and her legacy lives on through it.”

Nikki Mitchell Foundation is dedicated to seeking and supporting the most breakthrough data available for the early detection and cure of pancreatic cancer. Not tied to any one hospital, NMF supports the most promising research while maintaining a focus on awareness and patient support. NMF actively promotes a special emphasis on prevention and the patient’s’ preferences in determining their care.

For more information about NMF or Jamey Johnson’s Homecoming Golf Tournament:

Contact: Ariane Watkins

Phone: 615.982.6802

Email: ariane@nikkimitchellfoundation.org

Website: www.facebook.com/JameyJohnsonGolf

Photo by Kerri Horne.

Jamey Johnson, Bobby Bare and Tony Joe White Raise $42,000 at “Whiskey Bread Pudding” Benefit Concert

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Nikki’s friends, Jamey Johnson, Bobby Bare, and Tony Joe White came together in a rare intimate setting, Sept. 21 at the Franklin Theatre, for a night of music, song, and stories.

Nikki Mitchell Foundation (NMF) president Rhonda Miles said, “NMF recently celebrated our three-year anniversary and we are excited about our growth.”

“Nikki’s musician friends have graciously and unselfishly given of their time and financial support to help propel this organization forward. Without our artists and their generosity, we couldn’t do this,” Miles said. “This year, we are donating funds to research and our direct patient services program Bridge of Wings, where we provide patients with gas cards or Uber rides to treatment, monthly Blue Apron meals, house cleanings, and even prescription co-pays. All these things seem small and simple, but when you are battling pancreatic cancer, they are huge. We know Nikki would be proud of our progress and the way we are bridging her giving spirit with the patient’s road to a cure.”

Nikki Mitchell Foundation is dedicated to seeking and supporting the most breakthrough data available for the early detection and cure of pancreatic cancer. Not tied to any one hospital, NMF supports the most promising research while maintaining a focus on awareness and patient support. NMF actively promotes a special emphasis on prevention and the patient’s’ preferences in determining their care.

For more information about NMF or Whiskey Bread Pudding:

Contact: Ariane Watkins

Phone: 615.982.6802

Email: ariane@nikkimitchellfoundation.org

Photo by Tom Thompson