by Doug Ulman
I am so sad to report that long-time LAF friend, supporter, father, husband, cancer advocate, multiple cancer survivor, and LAF Board Member Hamilton Jordan passed away tonight.
He was an advisor and a mentor to me. I will never forget his encouragement and support of me as a 21 year-old entering the cancer enterprise. And what he did for me, he did for many survivors. He loved youthful energy and he embodied the LIVESTRONG philosophy like no other. He battled cancer for years. And years. And years. And he battled with great dignity.
Hamilton spearheaded numerous fundraising and advocacy campaigns for cancer research and programs. He co-founded Camp Sunshine with his wife Dorothy. He led the State of Georgia’s effort to dedicate unprecedented resources to this fight. He never wavered. He was relentless.
He was a hero to many, especially to us at the LAF. He dedicated his life to public service and he will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and hearts are with Hamilton’s family as they mourn the loss of a truly great man.