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Tenora Finley, Daughter, Sister, Mother, Friend & Leader

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On Thursday, March 30th 2017 we lost our fearless leader.

Tenora Yvonne Finley was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 8th 1972. She was a proud graduate of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, Georgia in 1992 and attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.

Daughter to a loving mother and father, one of six sisters and mother to two boys, Kameron and Kaleb, who she loved more than anything.

In December of 2010 Tenora was diagnosed with cancer. For seven years she fought not only to live her life and to stay healthy, but to create this organization.

Mere weeks before her death she was still hatching plans to help people. To save people from the extra agony of breast cancer with no support and no help.

Tenora was kind, brave and driven. She was a force that affected everyone she met. She loved her family and had more faith in God than most people have in a full lifetime.

She was only 44 years old when she passed away.

Her funeral will take place on Saturday, April 8th at North Point Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to Rays of Hope Foundation.

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KP3 Sweets, a Maryland-Based Sweet Shop, Runs Fundraiser for Atlanta-Based Breast Cancer Nonprofit, Rays of Hope Foundation

June 1, 2016, Fort Meade, MD. — Nikki Pruett, owner of KP3 Sweets, a family owned and operated sweet shop, is holding a fundraiser from June 1st to June 15th to support her sister, Tenora Finley, and her breast cancer foundation, Rays of Hope Foundation (ROH). Fifty percent of all proceeds from KP3’s will go towards ROH’s efforts to support single mothers with breast cancer as they go through the process of recovery.

According to Tenora Finley, founder of ROH, she was extremely touched that her sister decided to help raise money and awareness in such a big way. “Nikki is just starting out and to donate fifty percent of her profits, especially at this point of time is beyond generous” Finley said. “I was overjoyed and grateful that she would support me and ROH especially since she was there for me every step of the way through this second round of treatment.”

Finley, a single-mom was initially diagnosed in 2011 and later founded the nonprofit in order to fill the needs of women going through treatment who required additional help that a spouse or partner might typically provide.

Through her own experiences, she realized that assistance with childcare, transportation to-and-from treatment and meal preparation were paramount in counteracting the stress related to healing. This become even more apparent back in September 2015 when she was again diagnosed with breast cancer. “There are women out there who do not have the support that I have, I’m not sure how I would have gotten through the last few months without my friends and family.” Finley said. “Nikki of course has been my long distance emotional anchor. Which only makes this particular gesture, even more meaningful.”

Nikki Pruett owner and founder of KP3 Sweet’s was eager to give her online patrons the opportunity to support ROH. “Giving back is second nature. I’m always looking for opportunities to pay it forward and I’m thankful that I can support my sister and her organization” said Pruett. “Unfortunately this is an epidemic that can, has, and will affect so many of us.”

Since ROH’s founding in 2014, over sixty thousand single mothers have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn more about how to help at http://raysofhopefoundation.net/ or make a purchase towards the fundraiser by visiting http://www.kp3sweets.com/.

About Rays of Hope Foundation

Founded in 2014, Rays of Hope (ROH) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to single mothers with breast cancer—from treatment through recovery. ROH provides transportation to treatment facilities, meal delivery and childcare. For more information, visit http://raysofhopefoundation.net/.

Press Contact
Jillian M. LaPorta
Marketing & Support
917-584-2968
jillianlaporta@rimsolutions.net

About KP3 Sweets

Opened in 2016, KP3 Sweets is a family run business committed to creating edible excellence. For more information, visit http://www.kp3sweets.com/.

Press Contact
Nikki Pruett
Owner, KP3 Sweets
kp3sweets@gmail.com

Local Barber Shop Supports Atlanta-Based Breast Cancer Nonprofit, Rays of Hope Foundation

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caption: Local Barber Shop Employees wear T-shirts with Rays of Hope Foundation logo to spread awareness during October

October 15, 2015, Atlanta, Ga.—Employees at Q’s Traditional Cuts, a barber shop that caters mainly to professional men, are wearing T-shirts during October in homage to breast cancer awareness month. Desiring to raise awareness about a specific, homegrown organization, the employees’ T-shirts also include the logo of Rays of Hope Foundation (ROH). ROH is a local, nonprofit organization that helps provide basic needs to single mothers battling breast cancer.

According to Tenora Finley, founder of ROH and a patron of the barber shop, she was extremely honored to have been included in this visual testament to all the individuals suffering from this disease. “I brought my sons in for their haircuts this Saturday, and the sight of all the employees in these commemorative T-shirts nearly brought me to tears,” Finley said. “I am so grateful that of all the reputable organizations in existence, Q’s chose to use our logo, the ROH logo, in its efforts to support breast cancer awareness.”

Finley, a single-mom to two children, who was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, founded the nonprofit in order to fill the needs of women going through treatment who don’t have the additional help that a spouse or partner might typically provide.

Through her own experiences, she realized that assistance with childcare, transportation to-and-from treatment and meal preparation were paramount in counteracting the stress related to healing. “Without the generous support of my friends and family, I wouldn’t have been able to fully focus on getting better,” Finley said. “Throughout my recovery, I thought about all the women who weren’t as blessed with the support I received, and I decided I wanted to help them.”

Mr.Quick, owner of Q’s, was eager to participate in the cause. Not only does he know Finley personally, but he has experienced hardships in his own family due to breast cancer. Mr.Quick proudly announced that all employees would be sporting their T-shirts, with the ROH logo, every Saturday during the month of October. The motto—“real men wear pink for the cure”—is a statement that Mr.Quick hopes will start a dialogue about breast cancer amongst his patrons.

“Q’s isn’t just a spot where men come and get their hair cut. It’s an age-diverse community of men and boys, fathers and sons, connecting and interacting about whatever happens to come to mind that day,” Mr.Quick explains. “If one person leaves the shop with a little more knowledge about breast cancer and specifically about the ROH Foundation, I’ll know we’ve accomplished something.”

Since ROH’s inception in 2014, nearly 232,340 people have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those, almost 25% have been single women going through treatment. Learn more how to help at http://raysofhopefoundation.net/.

About Rays of Hope Foundation

Founded in 2014, Rays of Hope (ROH) is a nonprofit organization that provides support to single mothers with breast cancer—from treatment through recovery. ROH provides transportation to treatment facilities, meal delivery and childcare. For more information, visit http://raysofhopefoundation.net/.

Press Contact
Jillian M. LaPorta
Marketing & Support
917-584-2968
jillianlaporta@rimsolutions.net

About Q’s Traditional Cuts

Opened in May 2015, Q’s Traditional Cuts is a classic barber shop that is deeply rooted in the community. With pride and consistency, Q’s Traditional Cuts, offers quality haircuts to men, women and children, while at the same time providing a relaxing atmosphere where clients can congregate. For more information visit http://www.qstraditionalcuts.com/.

Press Contact
Mr.Quick
Owner & Operator
678-235-5963
qtraditionalcuts@gmail.com

RIM Solutions Provides Marketing Support to Local Cancer Foundation Rays of Hope

Dedicating Woman Hours to Help Jump Start the Organization and Help Women in Need.

April 8, 2015ATLANTARIM Solutions, a utility focused strategic marketing and research firm is stepping outside its industry and providing services to Rays of Hope (ROH). ROH, is a nonprofit organization that helps single mothers with their basic needs when they are going through breast cancer treatment. RIM Project Manager Jillian M. LaPorta has been working closely with ROH Founder Tenora Finley on all aspects of the organization’s marketing and online presence.

According to LaPorta, she is personally invested in the organization and is honored to work alongside its founder. “I’ve had several family members affected by this disease and I’ve always wanted to give back” LaPorta explains. “I am very grateful to RIM for providing me the opportunity to collaborate with Tenora. There is no one else I would rather work with on a project like this, and no better cause to which I would rather align my time to.”

Among the population of women diagnosed with cancer, single mothers have a higher rate of depression, which can hinder and/or prevent recovery. “When it comes right down to it, women need to support each other even more so when support is limited and there is no return on investment and the feeling that comes from helping someone who couldn’t help themselves, is more than gratifying.”LaPorta said.

This idea coincides with ROH’s ideology and principles, instilled by Finley. Finley, who has been in remission from stage 2 breast cancer since 2011, started the foundation with the realization that when it comes to breast cancer, recovery can take a village. “If it wasn’t for the friends and family that helped me through that time, I’m not sure how my sons and I would have made it through.” says Finely. “I realized that there are so many women less fortunate than me. I saw a need and decided to fill it. RIM Solutions has been essential in telling my story. Jillian has really captured our mission and for that I feel very blessed.”

About Rays of Hope Foundation

Founded in 2014, Rays of Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides support to single mothers with breast cancer from treatment through recovery. Services provided by ROH include meal delivery, childcare and transportation to treatment facilities. For more information visithttp://raysofhopefoundation.net/.To donate to the startup fund please go to http://www.gofundme.com/mm34ac.

About RIM Solutions

RIM Solutions is a utility industry focused research and marketing firm that facilitates thought leader-to-market and solution provider to-utility connections in an extremely effective way.

Instead of executing traditional, been-there-done-that deliverables, RIM’s team works every day to understand the market better than anyone else in its category and leverage this knowledge to deliver exceptional relevance and value across all of its services.

RIM services include qualitative and quantitative commissioned research, advisory services, marketing and original, proprietary research.

Press Contact

Jillian M. LaPorta
Project Manager
JillianLaPorta@rimsolutions.net
917-584-2968
www.rimsolutions.net