Cindy’s Fund memorializes Cindy Kutchman who was a wonderful person who combined her roles as wife, mother and active contributor to the civic life of Garrett County.  She was trained as a registered nurse who cared for cancer patients and helped establish early cancer screening in Garrett County.  Cindy became a cancer victim herself at an early age.  During that time, while she waged a ferocious battle against a remorseless disease, she remained a shining example of courage, hope and compassion for others.  Her death caused a great loss, not just to her family and to her profession, but a loss to the entire community.  Cindy knew that the best way to defeat cancer is to detect it early.  After her death, The Cindy’s Fund was founded to do just that for Garrett County residents.

Cindy’s twin sister, Sandy Bell, is the President of Cindy’s Fund and has been instrumental in making Cindy’s Fund’s mission statement a reality.