Move Over Cancer supporting Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Tower Cancer Research Foundation

About Move Over Cancer

Even amid a pandemic, cancer hasn't yielded and continues to impact so many lives. On November 15th, join Cancer Free Generation, the future leaders of Tower Cancer Research Foundation, as we “Move Over Cancer” and raise money for vital scientific research grants.  
How to Participate

  • Register as an individual or join/start a team! Each registered participant will receive a custom made mask!
  • Choose who “moves” and inspires you and honor them by fundraising in their name. Perhaps honor someone undergoing cancer treatment or celebrate being cancer free. 
  • Pick your “move” activity, whether it be walking, running, cycling, hiking, swimming, skateboarding, dancing, riding a Peloton - the ideas are endless! 
  • Spread the word! Share this website with friends and family via social media, text, and email. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and will go directly toward cancer research. 

We're thrilled to recognize our Honorary Co-Chairs: Dr. Nick McAndrew and Dr. Sarah Koller, and Drs. Sep Rokhsar and Ghazal Rokhsar. These visionary doctors are on the Board of Cancer Free Generation and are some of our frontline heroes treating patients.

This year’s event is untraditional as we are unable to safely gather physically together as group, but we will have exciting opening and closing virtual ceremonies, prizes, and much more!  

Contact Dianna Factor (dianna@towercancer.org; 310-299-8477) for corporate sponsorship opportunities and any questions.

Date

Starts at:  November 15, 2020 5:00 AM
Ends at:  November 15, 2020 10:00 AM

Location

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Contact

Todd Ruffner
310-844-0269
todd@towercancer.org

Who We Are


Launched in 2012, Cancer Free Generation is the future leadership division of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. Having raised more than $1.5 million to date, this group of influential professionals is working against cancer on all fronts by funding innovative research from young physician scientists and support programs for young people impacted by the disease. With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation.

Who We're Funding


Cancer Free Generation Career Development Grant Recipient 


Wenqi Wang, PhD – University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Research Title: Harnessing the Hippo signaling pathway to counteract chemoresistance

Project Summary: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy has been widely used for treating a variety of solid tumors including breast, lung and ovarian cancers. Although initial therapeutic success is achieved, a number of tumors are found to be intrinsically resistant or gradually develop resistance to cisplatin treatment, which greatly limits its therapeutic potential. Notably, cisplatin belongs to the platinum compound family, which are known as the only heavy metal containing drugs used for chemotherapy. Our proposed research will focus on a growth-related signaling pathway, named the Hippo pathway in regulating heavy metal-induced stress response, which results in a unique mechanism accounting for the cisplatin-based chemo-resistance.



Thank you to our generous sponsors!