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The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation Welcomes
Fredericksburg Region
Education Program Manager

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation welcomes the newest member of their team, educator and counselor Jill Roberson, M.Ed. The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation's Education Programs serve Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Patients in the City of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties.

Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation's Director of Development, Alec Oughton, says, "Many children lose time at school during their treatment causing their education to suffer along with their health." Oughton continued, "Additionally, cognitive issues can arise as a result of treatment, creating barriers to learning that other children may not face. This program addresses those challenges through a variety of means, from tutoring and summer enrichment, to IEP assistance. It will be a tremendous help to area families."

Mrs. Roberson comes to the Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation with a background in education and school counseling. She completed her undergraduate work in both Psychology and Elementary Education at the College of William and Mary and obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jill completed 1,100 hours of counseling practicum at schools in Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties. Mrs. Roberson just moved to the area from Hanover County, is married with three children: Emma Grace (6), Margaret (2), and Sutton (1). Jill also has an extensive background in community service and engagement.

"I feel honored to be a part of Grace's legacy while helping families find peace, knowing there is pic 600 x 400a place where they can come for compassionate understanding and support for their family's needs – be it financial, educational, clinical, or psychological – in a time when they need it most," Roberson said.

The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation is committed to helping Fredericksburg Area families fighting pediatric cancer by providing clinical, psycho-social, educational, wellness, financial, and logistical support. To learn more about the Educational Programs or other services provided by the foundation, please call 888-900-GOCF (4623) or visit our website at

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