Family of Kit Harley

2009 Grant Recipient

  • What do you do when you are diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 30 and given a life expectancy of 3 to 5 years? You do what my husband did.... you become braver than you ever thought you could and you fight!!! Chemo and radiation may kick you down but if you have the will to survive you will battle through. Unfortunately CANCER affects people in many was; emotionally, physically as well as financially. Harley Helping Hands was started by three of my best friends in honor of my late husband Kit. My friends wanted to help eliminate some of the financial burdens brain cancer was putting on our family. Kit was so honored when they presented the foundation to him and instantly started brainstorming on how HHH could help other families quickly. I am eternally grateful for HHH and how it helped me and my children. Even more honored to forever be a part of an organization that will honor Kit and his incredible courage.

    Rachel Balazs Harley
    Wife of the late Kit Harley
    Arlington Heights, IL