It is with deep regret that we have lost our good friend Darcy Tannehill, who passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 after courageously and passionately battling amyloidosis. She will be greatly missed and we send our heartfelt condolences out to her family and friends for their loss.
Darcy was the Associate Professor of Education at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. After her diagnosis in 2012, she became an advocate for researching a cure. Darcy had served as chairwoman for the annual Pittsburgh Amyloidosis Research Benefit since 2016. The event this year, on Friday, October 26, will be chaired by her daughter, Courtney Sullivan.
In 2017 Darcy joined the Board of Directors of the Amyloidosis Foundation. Earlier in 2018, she made a generous gift to the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, establishing the Dr. Darcy B. Tannehill Amyloidosis Research and Education Fund. Darcy made a planned gift to ensure that her hard work will continue. She hoped that her gift helps Pitt to become a powerhouse in amyloidosis research, ultimately helping to save many lives.
She was an inspiration to patients and selfless in spreading amyloidosis awareness. Her legacy will continue as we raise funds and support research for a cure.