Welcome to Julia Owens' Climb to Fight Cancer Web Page

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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
60 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $30,200.00
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About me

I am the CEO of Millendo Therapeutics, as well as a foodie, amateur tennis player, football fan, occasional gardener, and mom to two teenagers. While I enjoy the outdoors and lead an active lifestyle, camping and certainly mountain climbing are way outside my comfort zone. I haven’t slept in a tent in over 15 years!

Why am I doing this?

Like many people, cancer has touched me very personally. Both my parents have had cancer. My father, an avid outdoorsman, was diagnosed with brain cancer when I was 14 years old and passed away less than a year later. That experience shaped me in many ways. In particular, it influenced my pursuit of science and my two-decade long career in seeking to develop treatment for people with serious medical conditions. 

I am pursuing this personal challenge as a tribute to my father, taking on a outdoor adventure he would have loved, but never had the opportunity to pursue, and raising funds to help find treatments for the horrible disease that took him away from us way too soon.

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