JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING

CANCER INNOVATION

Thanks for visiting my page!

I’ll be blunt . . .  I want to invite you to join me in an important mission.

In 2020, I co-founded CANCER FUND.  I was motivated by my own experiences with cancer through my family and friends, and to help breakthrough research ideas reach patients and save lives. And what better way to endure a pandemic than creating a venture capital fund, right?

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.

I’ll tell you more about why I’m committed to this below . . .

 but 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. Just click to learn more.

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

Become part of our community and help us select our investments by providing your feedback on new portfolio opportunities.

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

Why me? Why This? Why Now?

I’ve been touched by cancer. You probably have been, too

Too many of us are still affected by cancer. My first touch was when my father passed away quickly from lung cancer when I was a junior in college. I’ll never forget driving from my college in Pullman, WA to Spokane to see him in the hospital and just knowing it was the last time I would see him alive. But my father wasn’t alone – my grandmother had cervical cancer, friends have had (and in some cases died) of other cancers. It’s a crappy disease and I’ve realized that as you get older (like me) it’s inevitable: Cancer becomes a part of life.

In 2001, I was honored to join a small team of committed people working to do something about that by developing and launching Athena bottled water, with 100% of profits benefiting research into women’s cancers. After years of marketing everything from potato chips to beer to music, it was rewarding to feel like I was doing something really meaningful.

Now it’s time for an even bigger mission.

Many of us give to support cancer research, and that’s great. But, research is just the first step. After great ideas are developed in the lab, it still takes a lot of resources (money) for them to reach patients.

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.

I’m certainly unable to write a check for $2 Billion, but there’s power in numbers. So we’re doing something about that. CANCER FUND was created to give people like you and me the opportunity to invest financially in early stage companies moving ideas BEYOND RESEARCH. To bring breakthroughs to patients, where they can make a difference.

Do something more than give. INVEST.

The beauty of CANCER FUND is that it isn’t a charity. it’s an investment company where you can support cancer in a new, meaningful way and have the opportunity to earn a real return on your support dollars. Because INVEST, not DONATE. Get it?

So find a way to join me. Together we can do AMAZING things to offer a better future for cancer patients.

1. INVEST TOGETHER, FOR ONE ANOTHER.

Join our CANCER FUND I investor community to help support early-stage cancer innovators and share in our profits.

2. HELP US SELECT OUR NEXT INVESTMENTS BY JOINING OUR VIRTUAL SCREENING COMMITTEE

QUICKLOOKS offers our community members the opportunity to provide feedback on innovations we are considering as possible investments.

QUICKLOOKS makes impacting the future of cancer as easy as 1-2-3.

STEP 1 – READ

Take a 30 seconds to read the brief description of a new cancer innovation.

STEP 2 – RATE

Take 30 seconds more to rate the innovation on 3 short questions.

STEP 3 – RAVE. OR RANT. OR NOT.

Provide any additional perspective you may want to share. Or ask us questions and we’ll follow up with you individually. Or don’t.

3. CELEBRATE YOUR HERO’S STORY.

Recognize the special people who inspire you.

  Share the story of your hero – patients, survivors, those you’ve lost –

and support cancer innovation in their honor.

Samples of Recent Celebrations

Together, we can do great things for cancer patients!

I’d be happy to answer any questions you have. Just email me at CANCER FUND. 

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