Each donation has a story. This donor recognition page is dedicated to the stories behind the people that are donation to this great cause. The latest donor spotlights can be found below:
& Awards program. Read more about Steve’s decision to compete in the Timberman Ironman 70.3 Half-Ironman distance race in Gilford, NH.
Read more about Tyler, his family and his commitment to conquer cancer.
Willie Tichenor & The Quad W (What Would Willie Want) Foundation Willie, Lisa Tichenor’s 16-year-old son, had just played his very first professional gig with his band, CloverStreet. Walking to the car, he told his mother about the hard lump that had appeared in his thigh – new physical evidence of the generalized pain that had eluded explanation, in test after test, for three months. “I think I know where the pain in my leg’s coming from, Mom,” he said. Osteosarcoma had invaded the Tichenor family’s reality. Over the next three years, Willie Tichenor would endure 12 surgical procedures, 32 intensive chemotherapy treatments, 12 blood transfusions, and 17 hospital stays. He would also graduate from high school, road trip to Florida with his friends during spring break, get a part-time job, perform with his band at the South By Southwest Festival, rent his own apartment, participate in a church youth group mission to build houses in Juarez, Mexico, and enroll for a semester at the University of Texas. Read More.
Dr. Miodrag Kukrika and the late Ewa Maria Kukrika Some of the Foundation’s grants and awards are provided through funds from individuals and family foundations. In 2008, the Ewa Maria Kukrika Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research supported a Young Investigator Award in the area of pancreatic cancer. Read More.
Jennifer Fuhrman After several of Jennifer Fuhrman’s relatives were diagnosed with cancer, the medical student decided to make a sacrifice in the name of advancing cancer care: her hair. Jennifer began accepting donations encouraging her to either shave her head or keep her hair; her decision would rest on whichever side had amassed more funds by her March 26, 2010 deadline. Read More.
& the Webster Elementary School, Malibu, California After learning about the kidney cancer diagnosis of 20-year Webster Elementary School principal Phil Cott, students from the local elementary and high schools banded together in support. Volunteers – led by Mr. Cott’s 17-year-old daughter Rachel and 14-year-old son Daniel – began fundraising by selling bracelets to represent kidney cancer awareness. The group hoped to donate to a cancer-related organization focused on making progress with science and research; their search led them to the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Read More.