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summer's way Foundation

Three generations of women

A Foundation established to honor the memory of Summer Michelle Hammond, and her values.

Summer Hammond was a joyful, loving, determined young woman, who maintained a sense of humor, a strong competitive spirit, and a zest for life despite the diagnosis of Rhabdomyosarcoma.

The mantra "be strong, be positive, be better", will forever reflect Summer's way of being.

The Summer's Way Foundation aims to further this incredible woman's legacy through advancing childhood cancer and Rhabdo research, recognizing through scholarships, graduating high school students in the community who have faced adversity, and connecting families dealing with Rhabdomyosarcoma and childhood cancer through webinars and support groups.

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How we are helping

Funding college students

 Providing college scholarships for  students who have been afflicted with cancer or other adversities.

Advancing childhood cancer research 

We are offering funding to leading researchers to help find a cure for Rhabdomyosarcoma and other childhood cancers.

Developing Community Support Initiatives.

We are developing community programs that support families and their children who are going through the cancer journey.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”


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Get in touch with Summer's Way Foundation to discover more about our work and how to donate. We thank you for your support.


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