National Breast Cancer Foundation co-founder Neal Hail passes away


The National Breast Cancer Foundation co-founder Neal Hail has passed away. He was 77 years old. 

Hail co-founded the foundation in 1991 with his wife Janelle, who is a breast cancer survivor. The foundation, based in Frisco, helps women by providing early detection, education and support services.

He and Janelle were married in Aug. 28, 1965 and together they have three sons and five grandchildren.

According to the foundation’s website, “[Neal] was a bright light in all of our lives with a heart of gold and a passion for serving others. His legacy will live on in our hearts forever.”

The foundation has set up a memory fund in honor of Hail. To learn more, click here

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  1. Thank you, Community Impact team for honoring my dad. He was a great man and we’ll miss him dearly but his legacy lives on.

  2. I add my thanks for such a lovely gesture in honoring my husband, Neal. The work we continue to do through the National Breast Cancer Foundation is the greatest tribute to his heart’s desire to save lives. Thank you!

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Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.
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