The Kamie K Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation launched in honor of Kamie Preston, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005. The foundation was created in her memory to educate and raise awareness of familial cancers to those most at risk.

We believe that when people know their risks of developing cancer, they will take the necessary steps to fight the odds. No family deserves to be torn apart by cancer, and we work to make sure they don’t.

Kamie Preston is remembered as a fighter, a mother and a friend.

For those who knew her, she was never a victim of breast cancer.

Her cancer was first detected in 2000, and at the time, she was 35 years old. For the next five years, she spent time in and out of the hospital with relapses and tests.In 2005, Kamie’s battle with cancer was over. But, before she died, she left behind valuable genetic information for her three children. Kamie tested positive for BRCA1.

Several years later, doctors used Kamie’s results as a starting point to test her children for the same mutation. As her legacy lived on, so did the need to raise awareness about the significance of hereditary cancer.