The Marsh Family

Whitney Marsh

Whitney Marsh was an avid runner, biker, swimmer, chef, wife, mother, and so much more. In her free time, she loved volunteering as a case worker at CASA and spending time with her loved ones. Her kindness and service touched many in our Arkansas community, which led us to continue her legacy. Even throughout chemotherapy and battling pancreatic cancer, Whitney still found herself running 10 miles daily. The Whitney Marsh Foundation (WMF) was birthed from Whitney’s determination to not let the illness define her. Annually, we run together as a community to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer to honor Whitney’s life and passion for running. 

The Family

Her husband, Mike, and two daughters, Madison and Heidi, survive her. 

Mike is a local physician who loves their dog Joey (when he isn’t eating food off the counter or clothes from the laundry room) and biking like he did with Whitney. Dr Marsh is in charge of event safety, race certification and route, and official USA Track and Field timing and certification. 

Madison serves in the Air Force. In her free time, she loves to fly planes, cook lots of desserts like her mom, and compete in pageants. Madison is the co-Founder and President of WMF. 

Heidi is attends Southern Methodist University. She loves participate in student government organizations, travel abroad, and try all the new booming restaurants! Heidi is the co-Founder and Vice President of WMF. 

Whitney also has three loving sisters: Stefanie, Melanie, and Kimberly. All of them dedicate their free time to helping events year round at the Whitney Marsh Foundation. 

 Whitney’s step-children Nick, Chris, and Sarah Marsh have also been vital to the organization and work year round with the programs.

Family was the most important thing to Whitney, so the Whitney Marsh Foundation focuses on taking care of our Arkansan family. One patient saved is one less family that had to suffer with the loss from pancreatic cancer.