Emily Tickle Thomas
The Cancer Card Xchange
This year, our Honoree is Emily Tickle Thomas, executive director of Cancer Card Xchange.

““Our organization collects monetary donations and gift cards, then distributes items as gifts to verified cancer patients simply to brighten their day. It’s simple — we believe that a small act of generosity and kindness can change the world.”Thomas speaks from experience. She was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2007 while pregnant with her fourth child.

“I know that a small act of kindness can make a huge impact on a person,” said Thomas. “Cancer Card Xchange was founded to make a tangible difference in people’s lives while they are faced with uncertainty.”

It is indeed a simple gesture; however, the impact is sizable. Since the Cancer Card Xchange was started in June 2011, almost 2,300 gifts have been sent to cancer patients, totaling over $200,000 in gifts cards.”

To read more about Emily and the Cancer Card Xchange, read the article from The Commercial Appeal!