There are still a few days left to sneak in that 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

  1. Donate to a research project which has the potential to lead to improved treatments and outcomes for patients.
  2. Support a friend or family member’s Honor Fund.
  3. Start your own Honor Fund in honor or in memory of a loved one.
  4. Donate to The Hope Fund, our general fund that supports research in a variety of health categories.
  5. Donate to the Consano platform to help us continue to direct 100% of research donations to the research that matters to you.

Thank you for all of your very generous support in 2016! Recap of the year coming soon…

#GivingTuesday with our friends at Threads Worldwide!

As many of you know, #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day to kick-start the gift of giving during the holiday seasons. This year, in addition to supporting a research project or Honor Fund, you can also buy “gifts with impact” for your family.

When you make a purchase with Threads Worldwide between November 25th and 29th, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Consano! Threads Worldwide creates life changing work for women around the world through the fair trade of handmade artisan jewelry and accessories. Creating opportunities for women is the most effective way to eradicate poverty, build thriving communities and connect our world. The holidays are a great time to shop for items that have meaning behind them and that are helping others. Not only will you be helping Thread’s artisan partners who make the beautiful jewelry and accessories, but you will be benefiting Consano, too! To shop, go to:

To ensure that Consano receives the 20% donation from your purchase, please send an email to saying that you placed your order. Threads will be having sales on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Fair Trade Tuesday, so watch for great deals during those days. And thank you in advanced for supporting Consano to get our “Season of Giving” this #GivingTuesday off to a fantastic start

In the spirit of David Letterman (only far less funny), here are my Top 10 Reasons to join me at the Consano PDX event on Saturday, October 1st in Portland:

#10: The event is presented by Oregon Anesthesiology Group, which means there will be a large number of anesthesiologists on hand ready to intubate at a moment’s notice (safety first).

#9: You get to see what “live” crowdfunding looks like with a really fun crowd.

#8: Deb Knapp from Portland’s KATU will be the emcee. She’s so kind and friendly, and you’ve probably always wanted to meet her in person. Read more »

How is it August already?! The summer is flying by, which means our October 1st Portland event is just around the corner. First things first, you can buy tickets and sponsorships here:

I’m particularly excited for the event as this year we are giving out our inaugural “Ripples of Hope” award, which honors an individual or family who has shared their story to impact countless others and make us feel like we aren’t alone in our own experience. Read more »

We had our inaugural Portland fund raising event, “Consano: Locally Sourced” at the historic Montgomery Park building this past weekend and what a night! I am still on cloud nine. Not only did we raise double our goal ($50,000! with a goal of $25,000), but the love in the room was palpable. As most of you know, this event also doubled as the celebration for my 3-year “cancerversary” and to say it was meaningful to me on so many levels is an understatement. Read more »

We have come such a long way in the last year from our launch on March 27, 2013 to over $125,000 raised for 20 projects in 19 health categories from 11 academic institutions today. And now it’s time to take Consano to the next level. We need your help to scale our operations to help fund even more innovative medical research and help us launch Consano 2.0. To help raise funds for this, we are so excited to tell you that we are throwing our first fund raising event EVER! We want you to join us in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 13th! To purchase tickets click here. We hope to see some of you there!

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