Tech Tackles Cancer


venue_logoAround 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

 

 

 

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 28 October, 2016, in Blog, Research, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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