Carole Ann with Hunter, a therapy dog and pet of Carole’s nurse, Edith Miller.

When deciding what legacy she would like to leave, Carole Ann Simpson chose to honor the people who have helped her during her cancer journey by making a legacy gift to the Carolinas Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Care Advancement Fund. This meaningful contribution was made to support the work of her doctor, Reza Nazemzadeh, MD, and the Levine Cancer Institute nursing team that has cared for her during her chemotherapy treatment.

An Atrium Health retiree, Carole Ann worked for more than 43 years in medical records, and later, the OBGYN Medical Education practice. She managed health statistics for medical residents before moving into recruitment. Proud of her work and her time at Atrium Health, Carole Ann is grateful that she can leave a philanthropic legacy for the organization that she was a part of for so many years and that has impacted her so deeply in recent years.

With her legacy gift, Carole Ann has become a member of Atrium Health Foundation’s Evergreen Society. Through her bequest, Carole Ann will fund critical pancreatic cancer research here in Charlotte in hopes to help find a cure. “If not a cure, then a drug that can better treat it would be great.” But, she hopes for a cure.