Lung Cancer Initiative Receives Generous Gift from UnitedHealth Group

On Thursday, September 6, Lung Cancer Initiative received $304,630 as one of three beneficiaries of the annual UnitedHealth Group Charity (UHG) Golf Tournament in Ham Lake, Minnesota. LCI is incredibly honored to have been nominated by Krista Rolland, cousin of Vicky Amidon of Pleasant Garden, NC who passed away from lung cancer in May 2016. 


Thank you to Vicky’s husband James and her parents Nancy and Don Scholl for this opportunity to celebrate Vicky’s memory by benefitting so many others who have been impacted by lung cancer across our state.


“On behalf of my two daughters (Sydney and Marie), Vicky’s Parents (Don and Nancy Scholl), the rest of our supportive family, and numerous friends of Vicky who still hold her dear in their hearts; we were so grateful and blessed to have such an amazing gift given to Lung Cancer Initiative of NC by UnitedHealth Group in honor and memory of my wife, Vicky Amidon.  The great people of Minnesota, especially those associated with putting on the Charity Golf Event (thank you Krista and Mary Beth!), treated our family like royalty.  Vicky was an amazing wife, incredible mom, and friend to all.  Her two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer, especially as a young and otherwise healthy women who never smoked, was certainly a difficult time.  We miss her every day and the pain is still real.  However, it is a blessing when we have times like these, to see that Vicky continues to have an impact on many, many lives.  As her grave marker reads, Her Light Still Shines Within Us.  We know that this money will allow Lung Cancer Initiative to provide support, education, and hope to countless people who are fighting lung cancer today.”  --James Amidon


As a part of this year’s award, Tilt Motion also produced a video about our organization and featuring the Nicholson family.  Take a peek at the UHG event to see our new video and to learn more about the other amazing recipients this year as well.


A tremendous thank you to UHG and Vicky's family for this amazing gift!



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