Welcome to The Jane Lloyd Fund Home Page
The Jane Lloyd Fund was founded by the Lloyd family after her eight year battle with cancer. They wanted to respond to the generosity of the community, who helped Jane when she was in need so that others in the community might experience the same sense of well being in their own time of need.
The fund was established at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to benefit cancer patients and their families with financial help in the Connecticut towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon. It is with joyous hearts that this fund has been established to continue the chain of generosity and good will linking Jane to many other families long into the future.
We are a unique fund in that we provide direct support for a patient's day-to-day living expenses. Our goal is simple: to raise funds in the name of Jane Lloyd to help individuals battling cancer live more comfortably and with dignity in their own home during treatment. In order to accomplish our goal, we need donations from generous people like you. We intend to grow the Jane Lloyd Fund with individual contributions as well as by continuing to host fund-raising events such as our annual New England Clambake.
Funds are urgently needed. By making a gift to the fund, you will make a huge impact on the life of a cancer patient. For more information or if you know of someone who may need assistance, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
While building this web site I was directed to another web site for survivors of breast cancer and found that Jane had written a poem in 2004 while she was a participant at a RowAsOne conference. It is, undeniably, Jane.
"All sorts of women from all sorts of backgrounds and ages.
They came together with one common thread . . .cancer.
What keeps them together is the strength they all have to rise above it and row strong.
Eight women tied into shoes eight sizes too big, rowing across a soulful lake...
Rowing with this common thread strung between them.
Eight oars cutting the water at the same time (theoretically).
Rowing in unison.
Many backgrounds, many ages, one common thread."