About One Less Worry, Inc.
One Less Worry, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by Amy DuMond, Rick Lavelle & Trina Smith. The inspiration for the organization came from Amy and Rick’s dear friend, and Trina’s mother, Terisa Draper. Terisa passed away on October 10, 2009 at the age of 50 from lung cancer, only 4 months after diagnosis, leaving behind three children.
In the months following Terisa’s untimely passing, Amy, Rick and Trina spent many hours talking about a way to help others and to preserve Terisa’s memory at the same time. One Less Worry would become the name for the charity, hoping to give just “one less worry” to people like Terisa who are battling cancer and fighting for their lives while worrying about finances.
One Less Worry, Inc sponsors several fund raising events throughout the year, including Trek for Terisa, the largest event, held every October. Recipients (local cancer patients undergoing treatment) are chosen and proceeds are given directly to them to spend however they choose, whether it be mortgage payments, medical bills, a vacation, or whatever else they desire.
Today the organization has a large group of dedicated volunteers and a growing number of supporters and followers. Since inception One Less Worry, Inc. has given more than $40,000 to cancer patients in Sacramento, and that number will continue to grow as the organization grows. With the assistance of it’s current Vice President, Brenda Mojarro, One Less Worry became incorporated and is now a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.
To help relieve the financial stresses that come with fighting cancer for as many Sacramento Area cancer patients as possible.
Our hope is that by giving our recipients “one less worry” it will help them to focus on their recovery and their families instead of their financial burdens.