Welcome to Nina Kjellson's Climb to Fight Cancer Web Page

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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
66 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $33,036.10
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About me

I love being outdoors and in nature. I have summited mountains in California (Shasta, Whitney, and Russell); as well as in Maine (Katahdin). I am also an avid hiker and skier.

I'm a General Partner at Canaan Partners, where I invest in healthcare.

I am a champion for the women’s achievement and women’s health. I care deeply for the planet. I say yes to doing cool things with great people.

Why am I doing this?

Why Kili:  Big ideas take hard work. Climbing a mountain is a great metaphor for conquering serious diseases like cancer and changing healthcare for the better. One foot in front of the other, step by step, day after day, towards a spectacular goal or summit. Both take personal commitment and dedicated teamwork. And preparation and planning. And adaptability to changing conditions. The satisfaction of achievement – and the view from the peak – is likely beyond imagination.

Why Cancer:  Cancer sucks. Cancer took my Dad. Cancer devastates families and communities every single day. Research holds the potential to deliver critical new cancer therapies and cures, as well as generating new insights and tools that will benefit other serious diseases. In order to ensure these discoveries, continue to accelerate and reach patients, we need to support credible, high-impact research institutions such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. We must also understand the needs and experiences of the many, many patients and families they serve and extend the reach of their world-class cancer care.

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