Tech Tackles Cancer
Around 14,583 children will be diagnosed with one or other form of Childhood Cancer this month, and this is unacceptable by any standards.
Someone who has decided to do something about this is Network industry veteran Chris Lynch, who started an early stage venture capital firm called Accomplice that has invested in Big Data.
Lynch’s current focus on Big Data includes startling numbers about childhood cancers, including that only 4% of all federal cancer research funding is dedicated to paediatric cancer research. This is a state of affairs he’s doing something about via a serious fundraising campaign called Tech Tackles Cancer through which he aims to raise $100 million.
One of the ways in which he intends doing this is with a head-shaving event at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Event in Boston on Nov 7, 2016, at which he hopes to raise $500K. Lynch embraced this cause after a colleague’s six-year-old son died from cancer.
Lynch is leaning on tech connections across the country, including in NYC, Austin and Washington, D.C. to host similar events.
St. Baldricks Foundation Hack/Reduce Event ~ life-changing fundraiser for childhood cancer research
Posted on 28 October, 2016, in Blog, Research, Videos and tagged cancer, cancer research, Child Cancer Awareness, childhood cancer, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, Pediatric cancer, pediatric cancer awareness, St. Baldricks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.