Tagged: cancer

Revlon Teams Up With Crowdrise to Launch LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge

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Beauty brand, Revlon, announced on Thursday the second phase of its new philanthropic platform designed to have a greater impact on women’s health initiatives with the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge. The Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge is inviting charities dedicated to three leading health… Read More

Castle Biosciences Closes $11.7M Tranche of $20M Series F Financing

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Castle Biosciences, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics to improve cancer treatment decisions, today announced it has closed the first tranche of a $20 million Series F financing, raising $11.7 million. The funding will be used to accelerate the growth in clinical adoption of Castle… Read More

“Bob’s Burger” Writer Wendy Molyneux Jokingly Launches GoFundMe Campaign to See “Entourage” Movie For Cancer Charity

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Despite her loathing for the HBO series Entourage, Wendy Molyneux, the writer of Bob’s Burger has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to see the show’s upcoming film. Molyneux set up the campaign with a goal to raise $10,000, which would force her to “see the worst movie of the year and… Read More

Fans of Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Flock to GoFundMe Following Rare Cancer Diagnosis

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Seeking the help from his fans, Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $76,000 for his medical bills. The alternative rock band’s guitarist revealed the news that he was diagnosed with the rare cancer, which continues to spread throughout his body:… Read More

Uber Detroit Launches #UberPartnerKen Movement; Seeks Help For Sick Driver’s GoFundMe Campaign

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On Tuesday, popular car service, Uber Detroit, asked riders to help a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe for a driver with stage four cancer to pay off his mortgage. According to Detroit News, Uber announced that it will donate $1 to the crowdfunding campaign for each rider that… Read More

Supporters Near & Far Help to Raise Funds on GoFundMe for Rare Cancer Research

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Seeking to help her terminally ill sister battle an extremely rare cancer, Louisiana resident Ann Marie Haynie has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe called Love for Liza Fund. According to the campaign, Liza discovered she had Synovial Sarcoma, which is found in the joints of the arm, neck… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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…. Read More