Our Mission





Timothy Yates Heggen died of pancreatic cancer at eighteen years old. Although young, Tim had a view and understanding of the world that was beyond his years. Tim believed that happiness is a product of compassion, and in order to be happy people and society must promote compassion through encouraging love, patience, tolerance, and humility. When diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Tim’s view of the world did not change, and as he courageous battled against the disease, he practiced compassion daily.


When Tim’s battle ended, his family and friends decided to continue his practice of promoting compassion at the local, national and global area. They created this nonprofit corporation which is organized to help others facing the same debilitating disease and also help children facing great life adversities. TYH Fundraising efforts support Johns Hopkins Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, Save the Rain efforts in Tanzania, and other local children organizations.




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