Michelle Somogyi Nemeth Mini Grant Program
About the program
The Michelle Somogyi Nemeth Mini Grant Program provides financial assistance to families enrolled in The Lonon Foundation's UPLIFT program. Grants of up to $500 are awarded to families to help with expenses incurred during their cancer journey, including medical costs, insurance premiums, utility bills, school supplies, gas, counseling or grief services, and others.
The program is named in honor of Michelle Somogyi Nemeth, an UPLIFT Mom who lost her battle to cancer in 2017, just a few months after enrolling her daughter in the program. Michelle recognized how impactful the UPLIFT program would be for her daughter as she and her family navigated her diagnosis.
An avid tennis player, Michelle's contacts with the Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Tournament led to The Lonon Foundation being named one of the tournament's local nonprofits who benefit from this yearly fundraiser.
With proceeds from tournament and generous donations from Michelle's friends and family, we are able to offer financial support to families enrolled in our UPLIFT program.