“There were so few treatment options for my sister when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. What I now know is we have to bring brain cancer out of the shadows and illuminate it with light, science and optimism. It’s the only way to find a cure in our lifetime.”
~ Jean Smart
Georgia Smart was a champion for service. She was born in 1945 in Seattle, and by age 25 had already found her career in hospitality. She held positions in Seattle's most prestigious hotels, including the Westin, where she worked for 25 years becoming Director of Catering and Convention Services.
But she did more than just plan successful events. Georgia inspired her colleagues and employees with her talent, work ethic and sense of humor. Georgia’s smile and interpersonal skills earned her respect and loyalty at every level of the organization.
Sadly, in 2008 Georgia was diagnosed with brain cancer, a glioblastoma that is one of most deadly cancers known to humankind. She courageously fought that battle for more than 2 years before she passed away on January 25, 2010.
The Georgia A. Smart Fund was established to ensure that anyone who is diagnosed with a brain tumor has IMMEDIATE access to educational materials and advanced medical treatments, patient support, and resources that improve the quality of life for patients.
The Smart Family has chosen to institute this fund at the Chris Elliott Fund, a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization that provides national brain tumor patient support and exists to end brain cancer through education, awareness, advocacy and research. The Chris Elliott Fund offers all services free of charge and provides a unique and unparalleled concierge style service for each brain tumor patient and their caregivers.