KFJ Memorial Foundation
People Helping People Who Need It Most

Who We Are

The KFJ Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established by the late Kimberly Fails Jones.  Today the foundation functions by a board, and is managed by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Fails.

  1. William Fails
  2. Edna Fails
  3. Nikia Lightfoot
  4. Diane King
  5. Dwight Pope
  6. Teresa Foley-Batts
  7. Sandra Cross
  8. Kisha Freed

William "Doug" Fails is a retired engineer of 38 years of Missile Intelligence.  He is the president of both the KFJ Foundation and Rural Senior Services and the father of Kimberly Fails Jones.

Edna Fails, a breast cancer survivor, continues her daughter's efforts of supporting and encouraging breast cancer patients and survivors as the Vice President of the KFJ Foundation.  Edna works one-on-one with clients, providing guidance to resources for medical care and assessing financial need. She also attends speaking engagements to promote breast cancer awareness and KFJ services.

Nikia Lightfoot, is a breast cancer survivor.  In August 2012, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is not only a survivor, but a warrior in helping to eradicate this global epidemic. Nikia’s passions are to educate and create awareness to breast cancer.

Diane Singletary King is a guidance counselor with Huntsville City Schools and a realtor.  She is a member of Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church and enjoys participating in community service initiatives.

Dwight Pope is a marketing consultant, and community organizer. He has spent 16 years committing himself to implementing his innovative ideas in art, community events, and marketing for positive change in the Huntsville community. He leads the efforts of marketing and promotions for the KFJ Foundation.

Sandy Cross is a Breast Health Navigator at Huntsville Hospital.  She has been a nurse for 25 years. The majority of that experience has been in Medical Intensive Care, Medflight, and Surgical Trauma Intensive Care. She now counsels newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and help them navigate through the breast cancer season of their lives.  She also raises money for breast cancer patients while they are undergoing treatment. Sandy aids in fundraising and program/event coordination for the KFJ Foundation.

Teresa Foley-Batts is a recent retiree from NASA.  She is a community and civic volunteer and serves on various boards. She finds joy in making a difference in the lives of others.  She was a personal friend of Kimberly and is thankful to be a part of her legacy through the KFJ Foundation.

Kisha Freed is the CEO of Word-Xpress, LLC. In 2012 she launched a community campaign to raise breast cancer awareness. She galvanized a group of artists, patients, survivors, and caregivers to share encouraging stories for the Word-Xpress Breast Cancer Anthology. Kisha serves on the Promotions and Marketing Team, maintaining web content, editing/writing services, and other duties related to writing and promotions.

The Mission

The Kimberly Fails Jones Foundation, Inc. was initiated by Kimberly Fails Jones, a young breast cancer patient and two-year survivor who inspired many breast cancer patients and survivors while enduring her own journey of breast cancer. Today, Kimberly's parents, William and Edna Fails, continue her work through the Kimberly Fails Jones Memorial Foundation.

The KFJ Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to provide assistance and support to breast cancer patients who are in financial need.  We also emphasize cancer prevention through the dissemination of literature and brochures, programs, and workshops.  Each year KFJ strives to instill a spirit of hope and triumph in the community by hosting an annual celebration to recognize the victory of survivors who have overcome the challenges of breast cancer.  
As a non-profit organization, KFJ promotes the general social, benevolent and charitable works of the corporation and conducts  fundraising activities for distribution of proceeds to The Kimberly Fails Jones Foundation, Inc. and community projects. KFJ is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including  for purposes such as various distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt oranizations under 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any further federal tax code.  
The KFJ Foundation  operates by a Board of Directors and is funded by community and corporate donations. Support us in supporting breast cancer patients by donating today!