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Georgia CORE loses a friend

10/18/2021, Georgia CORE

The Georgia CORE community is mourning the loss of a friend and colleague, Phillip Street, who passed away on October 4, 2021. Phillip was a member of the Board of Directors and has been Georgia CORE’s legal counsel since it was formed. “His passion for our mission was always evident,” said Georgia CORE president and CEO Lynn Durham. “We owe him our eternal gratitude for his friendship and expertise.”
 
It was Phillip’s concept of the Master Clinical Research Agreement that made it possible for Georgia CORE to expand the reach of cancer clinical trials across the state. The Board was always confident in his advice. Staff and fellow board members recall that it was clear the organization was more than a client to Phillip; he never missed a Board meeting or delayed returning a phone call.
 
“We certainly impressed others in meetings and negotiations when Phillip walked into the room! He was the best of the best,” said fellow Board member and former president Nancy Paris. “I will miss his advice and wisdom, his friendship and encouragement and especially his belief in Georgia CORE’s ability to bring together leading oncologists to ensure that Georgians could access clinical trials and the most promising care close to home.”
 
“I truly cannot imagine a world without Phillip,” said fellow Board member Dr. Frederick Schnell. “Such a tragic loss of someone whose legacy to Georgia CORE and the cancer community in Georgia will prove indelible.”
 
Just this past summer, Phillip and his wife donated $10,000 to Georgia CORE to promote the sales of the newly designed breast cancer license plate and the new “all cancer” awareness plate.

Phillip will be sorely missed. For those wanting to donate to Georgia CORE in Philip’s honor, please visit our PayPal page. >
 

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