Team Cole

Cole’s Story

 

 
 
 
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In 2012, Cole Hexum was diagnosed with Stage IV Burkitt’s Leukemia just ten days before his 8th birthday. Team Cole was set up by friends and family to raise money for Cole’s extensive medical expenses.

By February of 2013, Cole had his cancer beat. Because of the generous outpouring of support he received during his cancer battle, he wanted to use Team Cole to help other families with a child fighting cancer. Team Cole continued its mission, starting with families he’d met during his months in the hospital.


Today our plan is simple. We make a monthly donation to families in need, and add our community of support to theirs.


Our main fundraising event is a yearly silent auction. Past auctions have been tremendously successful, in large part due to the donations made from the community. We also have a yearly poker party and bingo event. 100% of our earnings go towards our mission!

 
 

 

 When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does too.

 

Our Team

 

 
 
MICHELLE HEXUM  Michelle Hexum had only beat cancer herself a few years before Cole was diagnosed. With a warrior’s spirit, she set to work healing her child. The help from their village kept her strong and she is committed to paying it forward to other families going through what she went through. Michelle works closely with Team Cole families and works hard to keep the mission alive. She is the owner of Image Focus, a large format printing company.

MICHELLE HEXUM

Michelle Hexum had only beat cancer herself a few years before Cole was diagnosed. With a warrior’s spirit, she set to work healing her child. The help from their village kept her strong and she is committed to paying it forward to other families going through what she went through. Michelle works closely with Team Cole families and works hard to keep the mission alive. She is the owner of Image Focus, a large format printing company.

BRIAN HEXUM  When Cole was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt’s Leukemia, Brian was amazed at how the community rallied behind his family, helping out however and whenever they could. He knows firsthand the harsh reality of caring for a child with cancer. So as board member of Team Cole, he wants other parents to know they don’t have to face it alone. Brian is Director of Business Development at APM Print Works.

BRIAN HEXUM

When Cole was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt’s Leukemia, Brian was amazed at how the community rallied behind his family, helping out however and whenever they could. He knows firsthand the harsh reality of caring for a child with cancer. So as board member of Team Cole, he wants other parents to know they don’t have to face it alone. Brian is Director of Business Development at APM Print Works.

DEREK HAHM  Derek is Chief Commercial Officer at Craft Brew Alliance, which means he’s one of the guys you thank whenever you sip one of your favorite beers. Beers from Kona Brewery, Redhook, and Widmer Brothers. Even though CBA is now the fifth largest brewery in the nation, Derek works hard to maintain close ties to the local community, giving back whenever he can. It is this commitment to others that makes him such a valued board member of Team Cole.

DEREK HAHM

Derek is Chief Commercial Officer at Craft Brew Alliance, which means he’s one of the guys you thank whenever you sip one of your favorite beers. Beers from Kona Brewery, Redhook, and Widmer Brothers. Even though CBA is now the fifth largest brewery in the nation, Derek works hard to maintain close ties to the local community, giving back whenever he can. It is this commitment to others that makes him such a valued board member of Team Cole.

 
 
JOHN HOLMES  As a father of three healthy children, John can only imagine the chaos and heartache that childhood cancer brings to a family. Watching what Cole and the Hexums went through made him passionate about helping these families. John is an avid traveler, sports junkie, and is devoted to the Team Cole cause. John has worked in the media industry for more than 25 years.

JOHN HOLMES

As a father of three healthy children, John can only imagine the chaos and heartache that childhood cancer brings to a family. Watching what Cole and the Hexums went through made him passionate about helping these families. John is an avid traveler, sports junkie, and is devoted to the Team Cole cause. John has worked in the media industry for more than 25 years.

EMILY HOLMES  Emily is a stay at home mother of three. She served as co-chair of the annual Edison High School Auction for two years and deeply believes in service to the community. Emily is passionate about Team Cole, enjoys obsessing over the musical Hamilton, and loves traveling the world with her family.

EMILY HOLMES

Emily is a stay at home mother of three. She served as co-chair of the annual Edison High School Auction for two years and deeply believes in service to the community. Emily is passionate about Team Cole, enjoys obsessing over the musical Hamilton, and loves traveling the world with her family.