Tagged: cancer

Creators of Former OUYA Console Exclusive, That Dragon, Cancer, Launch $85,000 Kickstarter to Bring the Game to Mac, Steam & PC

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Last Wednesday (November 12th),  video game developers, Josh Larson and Ryan Green, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $85,000 to bring their game, That Dragon, Cancer, to PC, Mac and Steam. The new adventure was originally a OUYA console exclusive and is dedicated to Green’s son, who passed away after a four-year battle against… Read More

Will Ferrell Gets His Game On to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Patients & Survivors

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Old School star, Will Ferrell, is staking his claim on the gaming world, for a cause. After successfully proving his “world dominance” in activities ranging from drum battles to anchoring the news, the actor is now ready to challenge video gamers far and wide, to raise money for non-profit organizations Cancer for College and Donate Games… Read More

Batu Biologics Achieves $100,000 Goal During Its Run on Indiegogo

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Using a fundraising approach seldom seen in the life sciences sector, Batu Biologics, an immunotherapy company working to develop the first anti-angiogenic cancer vaccine, has successfully raised $100,000 through crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo. Batu Biologics launched the crowdfunding campaign in June 2014 to fund the completion of preclinical studies to support the FDA submission of its… Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Dares Beyoncé To Take the Ice Bucket Challenge In Support of the James McCarthy Crowdfunder Campaign

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A host of celebrities are taking ice bucket showers to raise awareness for James McCarthy’s crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder. Braving the chill for the inspirational campaign, soccer players, Darren Fletcher, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, have all taken part to help James fulfill his dreams and now Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown the icy gauntlet to Beyonce, J-Lo… Read More

Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

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Here is one that you can chalk up to the profound bureaucracy that encumbers many medical decisions.  Now in light of the insurance company’s refusal to cover certain costs, the family has gone to the pages of GoFundMe to help finance something one would expect insurance to cover. Alex Hunter was first diagnosed with cancer… Read More

Batkid Begins Crowdfunding Campaign Quickly Raises Over $37,000 on Indiegogo

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Ready to film a documentary about one of the cutest “superheroes” in the world, non-profit organization Moving Train, Inc. has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for “Batkid Begins.” The project is seeking a total of $100,000 and has so far raised over  $37,319 from more than 200 backers. The project is describe as “a feature… Read More

Lynne Cohen Foundation Crowdfunds to Beat Cancer

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Anti-cancer group the Lynne Cohen Foundation serves women facing breast and ovarian cancers on a national scale, and has done so for 16 years. Now, their new website delivers information, hope, and a sense of community to families across the nation to broaden awareness and extend impact for families facing increased risk of women’s cancers. The… Read More

Canadian Family Turns to Crowdfunding For Dying Girl’s Bucklist

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Turning to others for help, a Canadian family launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for medical bills and to grant wishes from their little girl’s bucklist. Just four weeks ago, the family realized three-year-old Hadlie wasn’t as healthy as everyone thought she was. It all started out as a little girl just… Read More

MyGoodness Partners Up with Samuel Jackson on “Have You Got Balls”

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MyGoodness, a new crowdfunding platform that marries charity donations with exclusive opportunities,  has teamed up actor Samuel L. Jackson to raise awareness of male cancer. Captain America  has been tweeting to his 3.5m Twitter followers, engaging with users on Reddit and taking to social media the past few weeks making a strong call to action: all men… Read More

Canadian Microbiologist Looks to Crowdfunding to Aid New Cancer Therapy

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Canadian microbiologist Elizabeth Bent has an idea that just might transform cancer therapy and she is looking for help by crowdfunding on RocketHub. About five months ago, Bent came across an intriguing study showing that certain types of bacteria in the human gut can reduce the risk of diseases like lymphoma. She contacted the study’s… Read More

“The Food Cure”: Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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Documentary on Nutritional Therapy for Cancer Beats Crowdfunding Goal. With 14 days to go, Sarah Mabrouk, Amy Thomasson and their Upwind Pictures team raised over $75,000 on their kickstarter campaign, surpassing their $68,000 minimum, to fund their film’s post-production costs.  The project met their goal on February 14th – a very nice Valentine’s day gift.  Their $98,000… Read More

Toronto Star Calls Out Crowdfunding Pitch For Cancer Surgeries On FundRazr

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Crowdfunding and health-related initiatives are invariably linked. Crowdfunding can drive funding for outreach programs, research and even specific surgeries, which was the goal of a FundRazr campaign launched by The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The campaign launched seeking $15,000 in order to pay for six cancer surgeries at $2500 per operation. That in and of… Read More

After Crowdfunding Success, Lumo BodyTech Giving Back To Charities

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What do you do when you’ve raised almost $500,000 on a goal of just $200,000? Lumo BodyTech wants to pay it forward to a few of their favorite charities. A self-hosted crowdfunding campaign for the Lumo Lift launched earlier this month amidst the Consumer Electronics Show madness. The Lift was poised for success thanks to… Read More

Infographic: Crowdfunding Successes & Failures

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Top-business-degrees.net has generated an infographic showing some high-profile successes and failures from the world’s most robust crowdfunding marketplaces, Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It examines the top crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo as well as some notable cases of fraud and the outcomes of those campaigns. Click the infographic below for a full-size view. Have a… Read More

Project Stealth: Could Crowdfunding Help Beat Cancer?

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Could crowdfunding help to provide a better way to treat certain forms of cancer? This is the amazing question at the core of a crowdfunding campaign that aims to raise $500,000 in funding to complete a study aimed at providing a treatment for cancer that is free of harmful side effects. Research being conducted by… Read More

Watch: 11-year-old Crowdfunds $14K For Friend’s Cancer Battle On Piggybackr

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KMSP-TV When 11-year-old Amelia Sawalich wanted to help her friend Nevaeh (below, pink hat) and her family in their battle against cancer, she turned to crowdfunding platform Piggybackr to raise funds. She set an initial goal of $5,000 and went to work promoting the campaign. 30 days later, she had received $14,325 from people all over… Read More

Research Crowdfunding Platform Malecare Strives for Cancer Cure

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More than 25 doctors and PhD’s from institutions like Harvard, John’s Hopkins and MD Anderson are raising money for cutting edge cancer research on the Start A Cure platform. Start A Cure launched in March 2013 by the national patient advocacy nonprofit, Malecare, America’s largest men’s cancer support and advocacy national nonprofit corporation. According to oncology… Read More

Applied Integrin Sciences Pushes Crowdfunding Campaign for Cancer Drug

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Launched on August 29th, Applied Integrin Sciences continues to promote their crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the development of their cancer fighting drug. The treatment is being designed to boost survival and quality of life for patients suffering ovarian, breast, prostate and other cancers.  The initiative is being facilitated by the Alfred E. Mann Institute for… Read More

GiveForward Partners with WhatNext, Cancer Support Network

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Alliance seeks to Help Cancer Patients Pay Medical Bills GiveForward, a crowdfunding platform helping families and friends raise money for a loved one’s medical bills, has announced a partnership with WhatNext, an online cancer support network that connects those effected by cancer to highly relevant peers, resources and information. “Our mission is to ‘Create Unexpected Joy’… Read More

Project Violet: Crowdfunding to Beat Cancer

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A little girl who died from brain cancer inspired Dr. Jim Olson to create Project Violet. A spirited, red-headed girl named Violet who died at age 11 from an inoperable brainstem tumor is the inspiration behind “Project Violet,” a “citizen science” drug-discovery project being launched by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The project is  crowdfunding to enlist… Read More