Jim was born in Denver, Colorado. He was a Vietnam Veteran, a huge Denver Broncos fan (attending two of the three winning Super Bowls), an every week golfer with his group "the Fab Four" and a wonderful Husband, Dad and Grandpa.
Jim was diagnosed with laryngeal (throat) cancer in January, 2007. When leaving the cancer treatment center during his first week of radiation and chemotherapy treatment, Jim looked at his wife and asked her what would happen to the cancer patients if they had no money or insurance. He was fearful of what may happen to these people.
While he was fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment he learned of a woman in Longmont, Colorado, who did not have money to cover her medical expenses for cancer treatment. Though he was very ill himself, he and his wife, Kay, drove up to Longmont, spent time with this woman and gave her money for her treatment and expenses. He worried about the fate that would meet those who did not have money to fight the devastating disease. He had health insurance and money to pay for items not covered by insurance. He fought laryngeal cancer for 20 months until it had spread to his bones. He never gave up because he loved life. As Jim would say "Every day is a bonus". He lost his battle with cancer in August, 2008.
The James L. Quint Foundation was formed to help cancer patients that are fighting for their lives and that do not have insurance or money to pay for their treatment or expenses incurred by cancer treatment. We need your support to help these people keep fighting. You can help with cash donations or by participating in the annual golf tournament. We are honoring Jim by helping others with their fight against cancer.
In memory of a wonderful Husband, Dad and Grandpa, Brother and Friend...
James L. Quint Foundation Board of Directors
President Lanis K. Quint
Vice President Brandt P. Burns
Secretary Michelle Burns
Treasurer Kent Beichle
Media Brian Quint
We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are a 100% volunteer organization and all profits go directly to help cancer patients. All donations are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Learn more about Laryngeal Cancer at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/laryngeal/Patient
James L. Quint Foundation