Cathy became involved with the CUSH organization in 2002 as a member and at that time was doing some art work for the organization. She was elected as Treasurer in 2003.
She planned a conference for CUSH at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. and has hosted several luncheons in the Nashville area. She designed a brochure exclusively for CUSH that is currently being placed in medical facilities around the world. She has written several publications for CUSH in hopes of assisting patients with tests, treatment and recovery. Some of the publications are available for printing on the CUSH.org web site. She is also in charge of all CUSH email and postal mail. She oversees the CUSH quarterly newsletter and provides articles to the editor and publisher. She has recently been working with the web designer to get the CUSH.org web site updated. In addition to being Treasurer, Cathy is currently serving as interim Secretary.
“Remaining with Cushing’s disease along with Sarcoidosis and a host of related illnesses I realize how debilitating chronic illness is. Every aspect of my life has been affected. It’s been a long hard journey for me. However, it has made me a stronger person and I have learned to appreciate the simple things in life.
Helping others gives me a sense of purpose and helps me believe that my having Cushing’s is not all in vain. Because of this, I volunteered to be a representative for CUSH in Northern Alabama and South Central Tennessee and later accepted the position of treasurer after being elected in 2003. The organization was formed in an effort to promote Cushing's awareness, show support to those who are going through test, treatment, and recovery. Patients need awareness and support while everyone needs more awareness of this syndrome in order to bring about improved diagnosis, treatment and recovery. I’m proud to be a part of the CUSH organization and I believe in our slogan.