About The Goddess Fund
The Goddess Fund was created with one clear and compelling goal: to eliminate the impact of stroke in women's lives, the lives of their families and society at large.
Lynn B. Goddess founded The Hazel K. Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women, also known as The Goddess Fund, in April 2000 as a legacy to her mother Hazel K. Goddess, who died of complications from stroke. Lynn's personal journey in meeting the demands and challenges of her mother's illness dramatizes the overwhelming gap that exists between perception and reality when it comes to stroke in women.
Stroke is a "low profile killer". People do not realize that it kills more women than breast cancer and AIDS combined. They don't know how to recognize the warning signs of a stroke or how to take timely action. They are unaware of the options for acute treatment or rehabilitation. And the medical community is grossly underfunded for critical research.
The singular focus of The Goddess Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is to address critical issues specific to stroke in women, including research, prevention, treatment, education, and advocacy.
No other organization, public or private, is devoted to this urgent, highly specific cause.