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 our concerts, auctions, or annual golf tournament.

Where do Funds Go?

NMF SUPPORTS A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Research

Nikki Mitchell Foundation PancClub

NMF funds innovative research at various cancer centers nationwide. They have partnered with the Pancreas Club to give a $20,000 seed grant to a promising research project, an award to a young scientist, and a Bold Women in Surgery Award.

Patient Services

meal delivery

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

Awareness

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

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WARRIORS & VOLUNTEERS

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, pancreatic cancer survivor and spokesperson for the Seena Magowitz Foundation.

Bridge of Wings

DIRECT PATIENT SERVICES

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 stressful aspects for patients and their loved ones. NMF believes the last thing they should be worried about is putting food on their table. Your donations help these families in need.