Our Namesakes

Dr. Leonard C. Thomas & Dr. Tina McMahan


Dr. Leonard C. Thomas

Dr. Thomas, a New Orleans area oncologist, spearheaded the creation of the Foundation in 2001. He lost his own courageous battle with cancer in 2005. He was a selfless volunteer in his own community, as well as under extreme conditions in Africa and Asia. His vision and generosity have continued to inspire those who contribute to the Foundation and those who are helped by its work.

Dr. Tina McMahan

Dr. McMahan was a local pediatrician who loved children, loved her friends and family, and loved life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, and lived a full and happy life for more than eight years until her death in September 2006. Tina knew it was important to appreciate the little things life offers and to always take time to help others.