Peggy Dolan founded the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund the day after her daughter, Kelly Anne, passed away at the age of six from a rare form of leukemia with a mission to help families caring for children with serious illnesses. Over the last forty years, the fund has lightened the burdens and lifted the spirit of more than 27,000 families in crisis. Peggy served as Executive Director of the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund from 1976 to 2016. A graduate of Chestnut Hill College, Peggy is Chair Emerita of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Blood Services for the Penn Jersey Region; a board member of Mercy-Suburban Hospital; and a member of Arcadia University's Genetic Counseling Masters Program Advisory Committee. Peggy has received numerous local and national awards and honors.
Because of the life of a little girl, thousands of families in crisis have been receiving help for nearly forty years. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking about the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund with founder Peggy Dolan. Peggy will tell listeners how the life of her daughter inspired her to start a fund to lighten the burdens and lift the spirits of families with seriously ill children.