John Thompson III's wife Monica Thompson

This one got me a little choked up.

I wasn't aware of the back story between John and Monica when GTown won the East region back in 2007. Turns out Monica had battled breast cancer ever since John Thompson III took over the program his father created. For the entire first year Monica went through chemo John was at every treatment, despite the crazy schedule a college coach lives. Just one year after finishing chemo John and the Georgetown Hoyas cut down the nets in the East Regional.

Shortly after their successful tournament run in 07, John and Monica created the John Thompson III Foundation which specifically helps in the area of at risk children and families. A John Thompson quote greets visitors to the site:

“Coaching the Georgetown Hoyas gives me the opportunity to lead on the basketball court and in my community.

The John Thompson III Foundation works for children and families most challenged by the effects of poverty.”

Monica is a Princeton grad with a background in fund raising so it was only natural to use her husband's position to create the foundation. As Monica is a breast cancer survivor herself, it should come as no surprise that the foundation has helped raise money for a few of the groups whose primary focus is breast cancer research and support.

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One Response to “John Thompson III's wife Monica Thompson”

  1. Jackie Patrick

    Dear Ms. Thompson,

    I recently learned of your creative efforts geared towards helping children of low income families in becoming exposed to better academics and social programs that often would not be available to them. I have a eleven year old daughter who is an honor roll student and has been involed in dance for the past several years. Although, I keep her very active in life, it pains me to my heart at times, that I am unable to send her to a good school where she could grow academically and study dance which is her hearts desire. In additional to studying dance, my daughter would like to attend college and become a pediatrician. Recently, an acquaintence of mine shared with me that you are affiliated or may be knowledgable of some organizations/programs that assist low income families. If you can you can offer any information that would point me in the direction that I am seeking, it would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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