Mom inspires Cline donation to Breast Cancer Foundation

Editor’s Note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and farragutpress is kicking off its coverage with this story about a Farragut business owner’s personal dedication to the cause. Additionally, farragutpress is publishing a Cancer Awareness special section, which will be included in the Oct. 7 issue.

Greg Cline has witnessed his mother, Sherry Bushey, go through some of the toughest times in her life as twice she has overcome breast cancer. Now he is supporting her personally, and on a national level, as she battles cancer a third time.

Owner, founder and president of inclineHR in Farragut, Cline was by her side to celebrate successful completion of her first “new” round of chemotherapy Aug. 26. In her honor, his company is partnering with a local company, Teleri Athletics, both of which are donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The drive also coincides with inclineHR’s fifth anniversary.

“We celebrated our anniversary as one of the fastest growing and most highly trusted leadership development firms by stepping up to the plate to fight breast cancer,” Cline said.

His company is donating $5 — up to $5,555 —for every senior professional who “clicks”

to follow inclineHR on the business web site, Linkedin during September and October.

“Over the last two weeks, our followership is up 13 percent,” he said last week. “Additionally, one of our Expert Affiliate Coaching partners, Kevin Crowley, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has offered to match all donations an additional 10 percent.”

For its part, Teleri Athletics, a female-owned golf apparel company, is donating $5 to NBCF for each pink apparel item sold during the same time frame.

“When something is important to us, we act,” said Teleri Hughes, founder of Teleri Athletics. “When Greg approached us, we knew we were in. Our mission is to design clothing that fits the way women play, and teeing off against breast cancer aligns perfectly with that purpose.”

“We are thrilled Teleri Athletics has teamed with inclineHR to do what we can to strike down breast cancer, which affects one of every eight women,” Cline said. ”We reached out to them because they serve many of the same types professional clients that we do.

“We are deeply appreciative of the partnerships to help this very important cause — to help so many women like my mother,” he added.

“Together, we can do so much more.”

For her part, Bushey is thankful and thrilled for the passion and commitment.

“I am so proud of the efforts of my son, his company and its partners, and my providers at Thompson Breast Center — for all they are doing to help people like me find hope to fight breast cancer,” she said.

“As a two-time survivor, I know the battle ahead won’t be easy, but it’s the power of the collective force of my supporters and providers that have me beaming with pride,” Bushey added. “I plan to become a third-time survivor and show cancer that there is no substitute for faith, family and amazing science.

“Thanks to you all for your support and continued prayers.”

For corporate professionals to join in this fight,visit

company/inclinehr/ and “click” to follow the company.

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