Saturday, June 21, 2008

Co-Founder of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation

Gail Macneil one of the co-founders of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation died this morning at home with her family by her side. Gail was diagnosed in 1997 with ovarian cancer. With two other survivors Patty Stewart and Lois Myers she founded the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation in 2000. KOH raises funds for ovarian cancer research and awareness. Gail was instrumental in the very successful Turn the Town Teal campaign and spent many hours introducing herself to companies in northern NJ to ask their support and sponsorship of KOH activities. She was a successful Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Madison. She and her husband Dave have two daughters and three granddaughters. All of her family, including some who visited from England, were present at the 2008 Gala in April.

I will miss her British accent and the wonderful way she had of asking people to support KOH. Who could refuse? No one will be able to fill those Teal Shoes. She was an inspiration to me and I will miss her at our monthly Board meetings. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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