A creative, motivated, and skilled fundraising professional, Dana is honored to lead the mission of Cannonball Kids’ cancer. Dana has spent the length of her career in the nonprofit sector of Central Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Burnett Honors College with a degree in mass communications and nonprofit management. Dana furthered her education at Rollins College’s Crummer Business School where she received her Master’s in Business Administration. Dana and her husband Reid live in Altamonte Springs with their two children.
I am guided by the mantra that ‘Consistency Compounds.’
Dana’s Personal Statement
In 2022 I received a call I never expected. I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma). Days later my husband and I sat in my surgeon’s office as she began talking through my possible paths for treatment…and I thought, oh my gosh, she’s telling me MY options. At CKc we talk about what it’s like for parents to hear that their child has no more options. We fund research that creates these options. We are fighting to make sure that every child with cancer gets as many options and the survival rate as I was lucky enough to have. Breast cancer is extremely well funded – the whole country turns pink in October. That gave me early detection, treatment options, and the peace of mind that my life plans for the next twenty years don’t have to change. I work every day at CKc to bring that same level of comfort to our kids fighting cancer. They deserve it.
A few Things Dana would like you to know
We Can Do Better
To Chloe Bella’s mom, Nay, it was a time of intense fear. “We didn’t know what to do. We were terrified Chloe Bella would die. We knew treatment would be hard but we had no idea just how brutal it is to watch your child endure that much pain. And there was no other choice. We had to do save her life.”