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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
102 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $51,250.00
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About me

Mountain climbing is definitely an apt metaphor for making new medicines... and so it's only fitting to do it for real.

I’ve worked with a lot of different innovative technologies and new medicines over the years, and I know just how hard it is to develop a new insight into disease and then to use that to create a new medicine. It’s one of the most difficult things we attempt to do as human beings. This climb is to support people doing just that.

Why am I doing this?

Having worked in biotech for nearly 30 years, as I look over that span of time, I’m amazed at the progress that has been made in treating many different serious diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and HIV infection. So I’m a staunch believer that concerted scientific and clinical effort can really make a dent in these kinds of seemingly-daunting diseases.

But of course it is not news to anyone that a lot of effort is still needed to help people with cancer. The people at the Hutch are doing the kind of work that really changes how we look at this disease, and creates not just new medicines, but new paradigms for medicine. They don’t just create medicines, they create hope, and I want to help them do that.

Please make a gift

I’d like to ask for your help in supporting our climb. This climb will be a challenge but I know that my friends are important to help me find the stamina to keep training and to keep going on the mountain.  Thank you for your support!

My Climb Journal


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