In 2008, three friends, Darren Scarborough, Steve
Higginbotham, and Mike Webb came together for the cause of cancer. Their long
time friend, TJ Johnson discovered he was one of many to join ‘a family’. This
family is not necessarily one sought after. This family is made up of hundreds
of cancer patients in Elbert County. Those three friends joined with
many more to prepare an escorted motor cycle ride from Elberton, GA to Helen, GA. People from all surrounding areas came to
ride strong that day and the friends raised eight thousand dollars to aid in the
duration of chemo treatments, surgeries, hospital stays, and what ever TJ and
his family needed during this time.
That ride and the realization of the numerous cancer
occurrences in our area of Georgia
inspired the friends to organize a group of people who have the same
goals, the goal being to help cancer patients get through the battle
with a monetary donation. This group is very diverse and many have had
experience with cancer or have loved ones who have experienced the
The TJ & Friends Foundation hosts motorcycle rides,
softball tournaments, horse shows, bass tournaments, golf tournaments, auctions,
raffles and other entertainment activities in order to help fund this endeavor.
Founders and officers of this foundation are
Presidents Darren Scarborough, Mike Webb and Steve Higginbotham, Accountant/Treasurer Linda Lutz, Secretary/Benefits Chairman
Michelle Scarborough and Public Relations Chairman Debbie Anderson. The foundation also is supported by a board of
directors and representatives, at least one from each county served with donations. Those people are Blake Thompson,, Mary Jean Ginn, Doris
Razzak, Chuck Almond,
Brenda Danner-McGahee, Pete Mincey, Lee Bales, Ramona Booth, Wendy Holmes, Joy Shaw, Sandy Fowler, Scott Ware and Sue Carithers. Angela Johnson serves as honorary board
Your donations are vital to this dream and greatly
appreciated by many! Anyone may make a donation by contacting one of the
mentioned officers above or by logging on to tjandfriendsfoundation.com for more
information. We can also be found on Facebook!
you are now experiencing this disease, are a resident of Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Oglethorpe, Lincoln, Madison, or
County you may
benefit from the assistance of this foundation upon approval of your
application, which can be obtained from the tjandfriendsfoundation.com
website. Your application will be reviewed by a board of directors.
This foundation will not discriminate against race, gender, age, social
status or any other personal characteristics; however you must provide
proof of US citizenship, proof of county citizenship, and proof of
This foundation utilizes 100% of
proceeds available to benefit cancer patients in the above counties.