We at the Gail Baird Foundation strive to perpetuate her dreams, never-give-up spirit, and empowerment to smile in the face of seemingly relentless adversity. Our principal pursuit is contributing to institutions committed to curing all forms of cancer while continuing to build off her efforts to support both local and global organizations striving to make a difference in education, animal rights, and the human condition.
Gail was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 and spent the next half-decade squaring off against a string of imminent terminal predictions, enduring hundreds of complications and hospitalizations in the process. Her steadfast courage and fighting spirit in the face of mortality transformed her experience from one of mournful ebbing to teaching, stirring all in contact with her. A week before passing, she informed her family with radiant peace that God was calling her home, and though eager to go, she had a last bit of time to hold hands with those close to her, sing, laugh, smile and bestow a tearfully joyful farewell.