If you or your company wants to get involved, please email us at email@example.com! We’d love to have you as a part of this magical night.
KGW Coverage on the $40,000 Bryce Olson’s FACTS Honor Fund raised for Precision Medicine Research
KGW shared a great story about Bryce Olson’s FACTS Movement, how precision medicine has helped him defy his “21 months to live” prognosis with Stage IV prostate cancer, and how he raised over $40,000 with his Consano Honor Fund to get more precision medicine to advanced cancer patients at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. And Bryce isn’t stopping there! You can check out his new Honor Fund here. Bryce is the definition of “healing it forward,” channeling his own personal experience to help others!
New projects, new health categories and new academic partners
“There are no published studies looking at providing child care to young women undergoing chemotherapy. Our hope is that we can prove it to be feasible. We want to show that by providing child care, women may have less parenting concerns and distress at a challenging time in their life.”
There is still time to sneak in that holiday gift with impact or end-of-year donation! FYI, Consano is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and our employer ID number (EIN) is 46-0745383 (just in case you need it for tax deduction purposes!). Here are some ways to give at www.consano.org:
After my breast cancer diagnosis in 2011, my life catapulted from life “BC” to “New Normal.” In talking with other patients and families, I’ve found that it’s difficult not to be changed by facing down time and mortality. However, few people I’ve met have taken this “new normal” to the extreme of Andy Woods, our 2017 “Ripples of Hope” award winner.
When Andrew Woods’ oldest daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive form of childhood kidney cancer at the age of 4, he didn’t realize that his mission to save Stellablue would lead him down a new path in life. “It became my personal mission to attempt to provide more-promising treatment options, not only for my daughter, but also for any child suffering with a rare cancer.” Andrew, a contractor by trade, decided to shift his professional focus to cancer research and after a summer internship with Dr. Charles Keller at the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, moved with his family to Portland to work full time in the lab. Andy used Consano’s platform to raise the seed funding for his early research which then led to two large grants that continue to support his work.
Andy continues to inspire us with his work to help kids like Stella fighting rare cancers. Thanks for healing it forward, Andy! You can support Andy’s crowdfunding project here.
What a night! Team Consano is filled with gratitude for your support at Consano PDX! We raised $115,000, which supports the majority of our operating expenses for the year. Thank you for your generosity, for believing in our mission, for bringing joy to our lives, and for healing it forward with us!
We presented our 2017 Ripples of Hope award to an amazing father, patient advocate and now cancer researcher! When Andrew Woods’ oldest daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive form of childhood kidney cancer at the age of 4, he didn’t realize that his mission to save Stellablue would lead him down a new path in life. “It became my personal mission to attempt to provide more-promising treatment options, not only for my daughter, but also for any child suffering with a rare cancer.” Andrew, a contractor by trade, decided to shift his professional focus to cancer research and after a summer internship with Dr. Charles Keller at the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, moved with his family to Portland to work full time in the lab. Andy used Consano’s platform to raise the seed funding for his early research which then led to two large grants that continue to support his work.
We hope you will join us for a night of great food, spirits, silent auction and inspiration this Saturday! This FUNdraiser raises nearly all of Consano’s operating expenses for the year, enabling us to continue directing 100% of every project and Honor Fund donation to medical research. You make it possible!
You can purchase tickets at the door, but the price will go up!
Here is a preview of our live auction packages:
Luxury Nuevo Vallarta Mexico Getaway
How would you like to spend 7 nights at the Grand Luxxe Resort in Nuevo Vallarta? This expansive space features a gourmet kitchen with oven, breakfast bar, wine bar, dining table for 10 people, and living room with LCD TV. Has two terraces, one with a dipping pool and outdoor dining area. Features two bedrooms with king-size beds, and two bedrooms with double beds, as well as four-and-a-half bathrooms and two Jacuzzi tubs. Accommodates 12 adults, 2 kids.
Seattle Mariners behind the scenes tour, Spring Training 2018
Are you ready to go on a behind the scenes tour of Spring Training in Peoria, AZ? You and a small group of your friends will attend a morning meeting on the art of player evaluation, development and roster building with the front office and/or scouting staff, introductions with the Major League staff, full guided tour of the facilities, field passes for the day’s workout and ML batting practice, including a meet & greet and photos with select players. Following the on-field session you will receive tickets to that day’s game and some Mariners swag to show off the colors at game time!
Saturday, October 21st at Pure Space in NW Portland
We hope you will join us for a night of great food, spirits, silent auction and inspiration! This fundraiser raises nearly all of Consano’s operating expenses for the year, enabling us to continue directing 100% of every project and Honor Fund donation to medical research. You make it possible!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or silent auction donations, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I never could have imagined that the worst day of my life, the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer, would lead to the creation of a crowdfunding platform that has now raised $1,000,000 to support medical research! I am so grateful for your continued support, belief in our mission, honesty in sharing your stories and help with spreading the word about this grassroots organization. You have shown me that while we often can’t control our health (my rogue cells are a testament to that!), we can control the way we use our stories to impact others. You inspire me to “heal it forward” every day.
Now that I’ve taken a moment to jump in the air with joy (and maybe cry a little), it’s time to get back to work. There’s so much more to do, but I know that together, we can do big (hard!) things!
A Montana man, tile contractor, made his way to Beaverton to help find a treatment for his daughter’s rare childhood cancer.
In 2011, Andy Woods was on top of the world. He owned a residential tile business, just bought his first home — a new log cabin — and his second child was born.
And then the unthinkable happened. Stellablue, his seemingly healthy 4-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with a rare and, more often than not, fatal childhood cancer. She was diagnosed with advanced stage anaplastic tumor, falling in the 8 percent of children for whom chemotherapy is not effective. The treatment options were dismal.
Often when we go through health crises, we feel alone. By sharing your story, you are not only providing a call-to-action for your community, but showing others that they are not alone in their experiences. We are continually inspired by the stories people share and channel into a force for change.
Our inaugural winner was The Kalanithi Family. Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the TheNew York Times bestselling book “When Breath Becomes Air,” has impacted so many as he honestly grappled with the uncertainty of time and how to live — and die — well. Paul’s legacy lives on in his adorable daughter Cady and also in the words that have meant so much to so many. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi attend the event last year to accept the award on behalf of her family, and signed copies of “When Breath Becomes Air.”
We are excited to honor another amazing person or family at this year’s event. Nominate your inspiration now! Nominations close at midnight on April 30th.