A long-time supporter of Family Reach, Michael Ashe is the brother of Marilyn Morello, one of the Family Reach founders. Both he and his wife, Mary Anne, offered constant support to the Morello family while they faced the many emotional challenges inherent to a child being treated for cancer. Since Kristine’s passing, Michael has continued to support the Family Reach mission. Every July for the past 17 years he has traveled to volunteer at the New Jersey Golf Event. When the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago joined the Family Reach network, Michael eagerly offered to chair a golf event in Chicago to support Chicago families coping with the financial and emotional stresses of cancer. Michael believes that ”It is great to have the opportunity to expand the geographical presence of Family Reach, and to give people in the Chicago area the chance to help families in crisis due to a child’s cancer. The need is great, and Lurie is a wonderful hospital and people have big hearts…we will make a difference.”
Michael Ashe, “Uncle Mike,” is a recently retired businessman and entrepreneur. He was formerly the President of Nectar of the Gods, Inc; the COO of Loring, Wolcott, and Coolidge Office, Inc; and the VP, Division Administrator, B/M/O Harris Bank.