The Family of Mrs. Linda J. Watson,

The mother of cancer center member and administrator Dr. Karriem S. Watson are thankful for your heartfelt prayers, thoughts and condolences during the passing of our mother. As a family, we are honored by the commitment of the UI Cancer Center to its mission and vision rooted in service to the community. Our mother’s recent battle with lung cancer speaks to the need for more research, screening and engagement to eliminate the multiple determinants that impact lung cancer outcomes. In honor of our mother, we are working with the UI Cancer Center to accept donations in our mother’s honor to support the Mi MAMO Breast Cancer Screening Program.

The Family of Mrs. Linda J. Watson,

The mother of cancer center member and administrator Dr. Karriem S. Watson are thankful for your heartfelt prayers, thoughts and condolences during the passing of our mother. As a family, we are honored by the commitment of the UI Cancer Center to its mission and vision rooted in service to the community. Our mother’s recent battle with lung cancer speaks to the need for more research, screening and engagement to eliminate the multiple determinants that impact lung cancer outcomes. In honor of our mother, we are working with the UI Cancer Center to accept donations in our mother’s honor to support the Mi MAMO program.

Donate to our Patient Care Fund in Loving Memory of Donald Nickless

On January 13, 2020, we lost Donald Nickless, a beloved member of our University of Illinois Cancer Center family and the husband of Marge Nickless, the rock and the glue of our Cancer Center team. Don was an inspiration to all of us as he lived with cancer with grace, courage, and humor.  His selfless compassion for the experience of other patients and their families moves us to create a fund in his honor to support patient care. Please consider a donation in loving memory of Don Nickless today.

Donate to our Patient Care Fund in Loving Memory of Donald Nickless

On January 13, 2020, we lost Donald Nickless, a beloved member of our University of Illinois Cancer Center family and the husband of Marge Nickless, the rock and the glue of our Cancer Center team. Don was an inspiration to all of us as he lived with cancer with grace, courage, and humor.  His selfless compassion for the experience of other patients and their families moves us to create a fund in his honor to support patient care. Please consider a donation in loving memory of Don Nickless today.

Please enter the amount of the contribution you wish to make below. You will then be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation's secure Online Giving site for your personal and credit card information.

I would like my donation allocated to the following fund(s):


$ Cancer Center Unrestricted Fund

$ Cancer Center Research Fund

$ Cancer Center Clinical and Patient Care Fund

$ Breast Cancer Biomarker Fund

$ Experimental Cancer Therapeutic Research Fund

$ UIC Melanoma Research Fund

$ University of Illinois Cancer Center Brain Tumor Research Fund

$ Cancer Center Lung Cancer Program Research Fund

$ Cancer Survivor Empowerment Network Fund

$ Mi-MAMO Breast Cancer Screening Fund

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