Join the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

In December 2010, Nikki Mitchell was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a possible three-month prognosis. Taking the bull by the horns she consulted with renowned medical professionals around the country and her zeal for life never diminished. After thirty-one months of battling this disease, Nikki embarked upon her final adventure on July 9th, 2013.

Nikki shared her last wishes with her best friend, Rhonda Miles, who has dedicated her own life to carrying out Nikki’s vision for Pancreatic Cancer research, support, and patient services. With your help, we can touch even more lives.

Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Your gift offers direct relief to a patient, in the form of gas cards, holiday dinners, hotel rooms, hospice care, and more.

Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

We always need volunteers for our annual golf tournament and concert in Montgomery, AL each fall as well as Nashville locals to assist with administrative work, event promotions and at live events.

Sponsor an Event

Sponsor an Event

Contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring one of concerts, auctions, or annual golf tournament.

Where do Funds Go?



Nikki Mitchell Foundation PancClub

NMF funds innovative research at various cancer centers nationwide, in addition to funding initiatives through the Pancreas Club including a Consensus conference, a $20,000 seed grant to the most promising research project, an award to a young investigator, and a Bold Women in Surgery Award.

Patient Services

meal delivery

NMF provides patients in need with free transportation to treatments, house cleanings, groceries, holiday meals and additional services tailored to specific needs through Bridge of Wings, as well as long-term lodging near world-class treatment through HopkINNS Helps.


Nikki Mitchell Foundation

NMF premiered their Public Service Announcement to a sold out crowd at the Franklin Theatre in the summer of 2019. Currently, NMF is in post production of a documentary about Nikki’s flight around the world and her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Upcoming Events

Attend, Volunteer, or Sponsor!

Jamey Johnson Homecoming Golf Tournament
7160 Byron Nelson Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36116 United States
October 10-11, 2020 is Jamey Johnson’s 9th annual Homecoming golf tournament and concert. Proceeds benefit pancreatic cancer non-profit Nikki Mitchell…


Our Inspiration

April Grisham

Volunteer Since 2019

April Grisham started volunteering by reaching out to cancer patients in the Bridge of Wings program. Since then, she’s realized NMF is much more than monthly gas and grocery cards. It’s a family and support system, willing to help in any way possible.

Lisa Eidelberg

Diagnosed: June, 2014

Lisa Eidelberg is a mother of two boys, an activist in Pancreatic Cancer fundraising and awareness, Founder of the HopkINNs Helps fund, and Pancreatic Cancer Survivor.

Howard Young

Diagnosed: November, 2002

Howard Young is an Atlanta Businessman, husband, father, and spokesperson for the Seena Magowitz foundation, and Pancreatic Cancer Survivor.

Bridge of Wings


Pancreatic cancer treatments are intensive and often far from home. With reduced ability to work, sometimes patients choose between daily living expenses or potentially life-saving treatment. NMF realized the unmet needs of patients are broad.

Bridge of Wings, commemoratively named after a historical flight around the world by Nikki Mitchell and Rhonda Miles, provides funds for holiday meals, groceries, house cleanings, transportation, prescription refills and much more. When a patient’s home is clean and there’s food on the table, they can spend their energy focusing on the care they need.

Every Donation Helps Families in Need

The financial burden during cancer is often one of the most detrimental aspects of the fight, for patients and their loved ones. NMF understands that the last thing they should be worried about is putting food on their table. Dollar for dollar, every donation to the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, go to families in need.