Join us and donate to Steve Rogers’ fund to fight Cancer

I have had the pleasure of working, serving, and meeting many of you through our mutual friend Steve Rogers. Please join me in raising money for my good friend Steve to assist in defeating cancer for the final time. All funds raised will help with the living, travel, and out of pocket treatment costs the Rogers family will incur on this journey to defeat cancer for the final time! https://www.gofundme.com/steve-rogers-cancer-fund

Steve took me under his wing as a new college hire at IBM and has been an incredible friend, coach, and mentor ever since. Steve is an inspiration to me and I’m sure to many of you as well.

As many of you are aware, Steve and his wonderful family find themselves battling cancer for the third time. He’s been receiving monthly chemo/immunotherapy treatments at the Mayo Clinic since August 2017. While the treatments have stopped cancer growth in some areas, other areas continue to grow. As a result of genomic testing of the cancer, it was discovered that his cancer is most likely being driven by a specific mutation in the BRAF Gene. While there is no FDA approved targeted therapy for this specific BRAF mutation, MD Anderson is running a Phase 1 clinical trial with a drug that they believe has a chance to work on his cancer.

Steve and Wendy traveled to Houston this week where he has been going through 3 days of multiple tests and a biopsy of one of the tumors. Fortunately, Steve has passed the screening and has been accepted into the trial that is testing the drug LXH254. This drug was developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. His first day on the trial will be Monday, April 16th.

Steve and his family are grateful to his team of doctors at Mayo Clinic, who referred him to MD Anderson. While these treatments provide Steve with hope, they also bring forth tremendous costs, and I am hoping as a community we can assist the Rogers family in this battle against this awful disease.

Again, all funds raised will help with the living, travel, and out of pocket treatment costs the Rogers family will incur on this journey to defeat cancer for the final time!

We will be updating the Post Hope website many of you are familiar with during Steve’s last fight. https://posthope.org/steve-rogers