Hometown Hero – Alexis Thomas


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Hope is one word to describe what Alexis Thomas gives to those who are suffering from cancer. The 25-year-old Jackson resident is the Founder and CEO of One Cause 1 Cure, an organization that aims to educate Mississippians about cancer. It all started with a fashion show she produced as a student at Tougaloo College.

“At Tougaloo I started a fashion show called Fashion For a Cause and originally it was just to show honor and respect to my grandmother because she passed from breast cancer,” she explains. “We did it the first year and we got a lot of positive feedback from it…so we decided to turn into more of a charity thing.”

When Thomas graduated from Tougaloo in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, the fashion show became it’s own organization – One Cause 1 Cure. This year will mark the fifth year that Thomas has devoted her time and money to helping find a cure for cancer. The annual fashion show will be held in October and will feature a tealight ceremony to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer, including her grandmother.

The support she has garnered over the years is still a bit surreal. “I appreciate the fact that people are excited. I never knew it was a big deal,” she says.

To learn more about One Cause 1 Cure, visit and like their Facebook page by clicking here or email them at onecause1cure@me.com.


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