Fairfax Radio 12-12-2023

Hoffman Family Foundation and Rays of Grace Academy in Kirugu, Uganda

Our first guest today is Tami Hoffman, executive director of Hoffman Family Foundation US and founder and director of Rays of Grace Academy School in Kirugu, Uganda. Tami, with her adopted son, RobertJoining Tami is her adopted son Robert Kiwanuka, Executive Director of Hoffman Family Foundation Uganda, discussing the Hoffman Family Foundation. They discussed their goals for the Rays of Grace Academy School and a new project to build a High School for students they sorely need for students so they can continue their education and go on to university or vocational college.

Tami Hoffman is the Executive Director of Hoffman Family Foundation US and Founder and Director of Rays of Grace Academy School in Kirugu, Uganda. Her passion is leaving a legacy of love, transforming lives and communities with the love of Jesus. She has been married to her husband David for 45 years, mother to 4 grown children, grandma, and Jaja to 10 grandchildren, and Mama Tami to about 400 kids at Rays of Grace Academy. When she’s not in Uganda, Tami resides in Golden, Colorado.Ariel view of Rays of Grace Academy

Robert Kiwanuka is the Executive Director of Hoffman Family Foundation Uganda. He is the Founder and Director of Rays of Grace Academy School in Kirugu Uganda. Robert is currently the chairman of Uganda Youth Soccer Association. He holds the record of exceptional leadership and strategic vision management with a community based-sports development system where disadvantaged youth are provided scholarships and an opportunity to develop their sports talents. He is married to his beautiful wife Sarah and has 3 amazing kids. They reside in Kampala, Uganda. For more information visit their www.hoffmanfamilyfoundation.co and raysofgraceacademy.org.

Dr. Mark Fesler Discusses DLBCL

Dr. Mark FeslerOur next guest is Mark Fesler, M.D., a hematologist at St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care, he will discuss common symptoms and treatment options for newly diagnosed DLBCL and share what this FDA approval has meant for his patients and what it could mean for others facing this aggressive blood cancer. Did you know by the end of this year, approximately 31,000 people across the country will have been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the most common form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in the United States. Since 2006, there has been limited therapeutic progress made in individuals with previously untreated DLBCL.

Many people with DLBCL respond to initial treatment, but about four in 10 people will see their cancer either relapse, usually within two years, or not respond to initial treatment at all. The best chance of preventing relapse in people with DLBCL is to begin treating them with effective and tolerable therapy at the time they are diagnosed, as subsequent therapies expose them to additional side effects. This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a therapy as a first treatment for adults with certain types of previously untreated DLBCL. This represents an important milestone that may improve outcomes for patients newly diagnosed with this fast-growing blood cancer and reduce some of the burdens associated with disease progression – both for patients and for the U.S. healthcare system.

Kathy Collins, Frontdoor Senior VP discusses New App for Home Maintenance

Our next guest is Frontdoor Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Kathy Collins. Today she will discuss necessary winter home maintenance and how you can use apps to get the information you need. Winter is just weeks away. But it’s not time to get comfortable just yet.  It’s important to tackle home maintenance and repairs before it’s too late.  Winter maintenance is all about prevention and attention. For many, there’s a long list:  sealing windows and doors, servicing heating systems and cleaning out gutters and fireplaces. Some tasks are simple, but others require instruction. If you’re tired of searching TikTok and YouTube for the right steps, there’s now another new tool in your digital toolbox – an app allowing you to chat one-on-one with home repair experts.

Kathy Collins has a proven track record for driving growth, innovation and operational excellence.  She joined Frontdoor in June 2022 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In June 2023 she was elevated to Chief Brand Officer and given responsibility for overseeing all business and marketing aspects of the Frontdoor brand, an app for all things home maintenance and repair that was launched in April, and American Home Shield, the largest provider of home warranties with 2 million members. Collins is an accomplished leader with a proven track record for driving growth, innovation and operational excellence. She has broad experience across all facets of strategy and marketing. Collins has driven strategic marketing and branding initiatives for national brands across multiple industries, including financial services, insurance, retail, and consumer goods, memberships and services. For more information on the Digital Toolbox-an app go to www.frontdoor.com.

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