Lisa WillmanwebsiteCo-Founder Lisa Willman was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2006. She underwent lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and Herceptin. Lisa is self-employed as an Agent for State Farm Insurance and Financial Services.

Lisa is married to Kim Willman and they have three daughters- Daryn , Kamryn and Lauryn.




Co-Founder Julie Pfeifer was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2004. Julie underwent a double mastectomy, chemo therapy and radiation.

Julie is married to Terry Pfeifer and is a stay at home mother of 6 children: Lyndie, James, Michael, Natalie, John, Dominic. Grandmother of 2 children: Genevieve, Desmond. Julie also enjoys her part-time job at Majestic Treasures in Downtown Grand Island.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2004. Along with the devastating news came a whole host of emotions and many months of recovery from surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Through it all I was blessed with the amazing support of family and friends, and the exceptional care I received at the St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center. However, as I was going through the treatment process I came to realize there were some specific things that could be done to help make the process a little more bearable and comfortable for those around me. Because of my experience, and that of my dear friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Lisa Willman, the GRACE Foundation was born. Lisa and I vowed to turn our battle with cancer into something positive for people in our own community. Today our mission continues and we are committed to help those in the Grand Island area who are struggling with cancer.” Julie



Laurie Kulus- The GRACE Foundation Executive Director

Laurie is married to Scott Kulus and they have two grown children – daughter Amber and Son-In-Law Adam Woitaszewski and  son Bradley and Daughter-In-Law Melissa. Grandmother of one, Brooklyn Anne.





Stacia Rice – Race Director


Grace Foundation Board of Directors

Ralph Bradley

Kathy Eihusen

Mike Kalvoda

Sue Pirnie

Elizabeth Smith

Jared Stockwell

Abbie Vialpondo

Lisa Webb




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