The Uncle Kory Foundation (UKF) is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization inspired by the life of Kory Lewis Hunter. The UKF is dedicated to empower and inspire all people affected by cancer, with a focus on brain cancer, which took Kory's life at an all too early age.
InspiredCancer is limited. It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot silence courage.
Who we are
Born out of the loss of three family members to Cancer in 2013, Heath Gregory, Co-Founded a unique cancer fundraising event called the Tour de Pier. Over two years the event has helped raise over $900,000.00 to support worthy cancer charities and their initiatives on a local and national level.
Inspired by our brother's selfless giving and courageous 2 year battle with brain cancer, we honor him, along with our other family members and friends who have lost their battle with Cancer. This is a personal mission to do our part to stem the tide.
Our brother, Kory Hunter, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2013 after a 22 month battle with brain cancer. He was 43 years old. He left behind his wife and three beautiful children, along with 5 nieces and nephews. Uncle Kory's youthful spirit will continue on in each of the kids and is symbolized in our logo.
While the incidence of brain cancer is on the rise, possible risk factors and successful treatment methods are still unclear.
Brain cancer is the #2 leading cause of deaths among children and young adults, yet the causes of these malignant tumors remain unknown.
Brain cancer is terrifying and tragic, as the brain is the epicenter of our movement, senses, emotions and personality.