THIS TIME TOMORROW FOUNDATION
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Bay View restaurant employee battling cancer receives surprise gift - 100th RAK of 2023
Pewaukee-based This Time Tomorrow Foundation gifted an Egg & Flour Pasta Bar employee $5,000
Posted Dec 30, 2023 / By: Kendall Keys
Waukesha condo collapse evacuee surprised with $6K donation
Jan 18, 2022, By Cassidy Williams
After the evacuation of the Horizon West condo building in Waukesha due to the threat of collapse, FOX6 News did a story about a woman who lost her home in the middle of her battle with cancer. Someone saw that story and thought she deserved a random act of kindness
'This Time Tomorrow' surprises cancer patients with random acts of kindness
Nov 13, 2017, by Susan Kim
This time tomorrow - it's a phrase of hope that some cancer patients may not feel. It's also the name of a local organization trying to give hope to those battling cancer, by easing their financial burden. And it all started with a song.
Cory Zimmermann is doing what he loves best as he walks up to this apartment building in Ozaukee County. Today, he's about to surprise a woman named Maria Gonzalez with a random act of kindness.
Random Acts of Kindness: Family touched by cancer twice over gets big surprise on Christmas!
December 25, 2016, by Brittany Shannon
MILWAUKEE -- An unsuspecting family got a Christmas surprise -- thanks to a foundation that gives back to those fighting cancer. Sunday, December 25th was the first time they've knocked on someone's door on Christmas Day.
It is a mission that began with a song, and lived on Sunday as Cory Zimmerman, president of the "This Time Tomorrow Foundation" prepared a one-of-a-kind surprise.
"We have never done this on Christmas," Zimmerman said.
Read and watch the segment on FOX 6 Milwaukee
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Lyndsey Parker / Managing Editor
Every week on The Voice Season 3, runner-up Terry McDermott sang his heart out and connected with millions of people. Now he’s using his gift to help the charity This Time Tomorrow, which provides financial support to individual families and organizations focused on cancer research, education, or advocacy.
A different artist records a new version of the benefit single “This Time Tomorrow,” written by This Time Tomorrow Foundation founder and president Cory Zimmermann, each year, and 2015’s featured TTT artist is McDermott’s band, Lotus Crush. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from Lotus Crush’s version, which the band premiered this past weekend at a Milwaukee gala hosted by C. Thomas Howell and Jeff Daniels, will go directly to families in need.
And Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks is honored to premiere Lotus Crush’s “This Time Tomorrow” official music video, which showcases actual people Zimmerman’s foundation is working to help. At a time of year when we are all giving thanks and counting our blessings, a video and song like this hits close to home.
“This video was one of the hardest films I’ve ever done, from the emotional performance of Terry and the band, to going into the homes of eight people who are fighting cancer right now,“ says Zimmermann, who directed the video. "I’m blessed to have had this opportunity to inspire so many. This is the seventh version of the song. I wrote it back in 2001 and never did I think it would be impacting, inspiring, and helping so many people in so many ways. What Lotus Crush did with it is simply unbelievable.”
Waukesha man raises money for cancer research, patients' families
By Carole Meekins. CREATED Nov 6, 2014 - UPDATED: Nov 6, 2014
WAUKESHA -- Cory Zimmerman of Z2 Marketing based in Waukesha wrote a song called "This Time Tomorrow" when cancer got too close.
He recalls, "In 2001 my best friend was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. He was given three months to live."
So Cory was moved to write a song. That piece has been a springboard for his "This Time Tomorrow Foundation." It raises money for cancer research and for families of cancer patients. Each year, TTTF invites different artists to record a version of Cory's song. Zimmermann explains, "Music no matter what it is is inspiring when its done right."
Last year's music video featured Actor C. Thomas Howell, a good friend of Cory's who is also a member of the board of TTTF. American Idol Star Naima Adedapo will unveil the latest version of "This Time Tomorrow" at a benefit held at the Pfister Hotel on November 15th.
Zimmermann says his song connects with people from all walks of life. He notes, "So many people are going through this pain, but so many more people are surviving cancer than ever before."
Meanwhile, local families feel the generosity TTTF. It's raised $250,000.00 to combat cancer. And Cory's friend who inspired it all? He beat cancer thanks to an experimental drug.
Zimmermann exclaims, "On November 15th, he'll be at the event".
Celebrity helps local foundation reach out to cancer patients, families
By Carole Meekins. CREATED Nov 13, 2014 - UPDATED: Nov 13, 2014
On October 28th, members of the "This Time Tomorrow " Foundation delivered hope to four local families. It's all part of it's "Random Acts of Kindness" initiative helping families facing cancer meet their daily expenses.
Founder Cory Zimmermann notes, "We show up at their homes knock on their door hand them a check no questions asked." Unsuspecting families got 25 hundred dollars and tickets a November 15th Benefit featuring Hollywood star C. Thomas Howell.
Howell shares, "I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to be asked. To get involved is the least that I could do."
Howell, of E.T. and "Outsiders" fame, feels compelled to make a difference. He admits, "One of the things important in my life is to give back. Someone once said you won't be measured by what you have in life but by what you give away."
Despite his celebrity, C. Thomas Howell is humble. He shares, "I'm no different than anyone else. I have an opportunity to have a voice and reach out to a larger mass, but it doesn't make me a better person. It doesn't make me special."
C. Thomas Howell would like to see TTTF grow. Howell exclaims, "We're trying to make a difference. We're trying to reach out and change somebody's life, even for a short time and make it better."