Why do I support CANCER FUND?

I lost my father to lung cancer in college. He was the first of far too many. 

– Jeff Rea

My Story

The first memory I have of cancer touching my life was through my father. I still remember the long trip from my college in Pullman, WA to Spokane to see my dad in the hospital, feeling in the pit of my stomach that it would be the last time. And it was. And my father was only the first of far too many of my loved ones – from my grandmother to life long friends – who either had or lost the battle with cancer. It’s a crappy disease, and as I’ve grown older it seems to be an inevitable part of life.

That’s why I helped found CANCER FUND in 2020. Too many people I know (or knew) deal with cancer in their life with no solution in sight. Supporting cancer research is a great thing, but after breakthrough ideas are discovered, they still need support i.e. money to reach patients.

CANCER FUND is out to do something about that. I hope you’ll join me in a new way to support cancer, focused on helping innovation reach patients where they can save lives.


CANCER FUND is a venture capital firm where you can INVEST in early-stage companies moving breakthrough cancer research from the lab to patients. It’s an opportunity to support to an important cause – who hasn’t been touched by cancer? – in a unique way that can provide a return on your commitment.

We’ve identified over 450 startup companies working on the hard task of getting cancer innovations to patients. And those 450 are just the start. Those companies are seeking over $2 Billion to bring their innovations to patients. Without it, their innovations stay in the lab and don’t save lives. And the journey from lab to patient doesn’t benefit from the support we provide to cancer research. It takes more.

Be a Difference Maker

Here are three ways you can get involved with CANCER FUND to make a difference.

Pick one, or all three, and join me in becoming part of the solution.

Join our Virtual Screening Committee and help us select our investments by providing your feedback on new portfolio opportunities.

Do more than give. Join other impact investors by investing in CANCER FUND I and own a part of our growing portfolio of early stage cancer innovators.

Celebrate a cancer hero in your life by joining our Celebrations community.

Share Your Voice, Guide Our Investments

Help us select our next investments by joining our Virtual Screening Committee. Quick-Looks offer our community the opportunity to provide feedbac on the innovations we are considering.

Invest Together, For One Another

CANCER FUND is that it isn’t a charity. It’s an investment fund where you can support cancer in a new, meaningful way and have the opportunity to earn a real return on your support dollars.

[You can start by investing as little as $500]

Celebrate Someone Special

Recognize the special people who inspire you. Share the story  – of patients, survivors, those you’ve lost – and support cancer innovation in their honor.

Join me. Join our Community.

Learn more about my experience with CANCER FUND,

and how you can become a valued member of our community.