Fibro Foundation

"I know there is a cure out there and I hope we find it in my lifetime, 
but if we don't... you have to find it."
                                                              - Tucker Davis 1981-2010

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In 2008, when Tucker Davis (age 26) was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FHC), he founded the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) with the hope of finding a cure for this often fatal disease. Because the incidence of FHC was so rare, little research had been conducted at that time. FCF has helped change that.

FCF's mission is three-fold:

  1. Find a cure and treatment options

  2. Raise awareness of this disease

  3. Connect and support the fibrolamellar community of patients and their families

FCF is an IRS approved 501 (c) (3) tax deductible public charity. 100% of net donations go towards research. All FCF's overhead and administrative costs are paid by the Charles A. and Marna Davis Foundation and Stone Point Capital.
 

~~~~ Featured Ambassador Event ~~~~
 

March 25 was the first annual soccer match sponsored by Rhodes College in Memphis, TN to raise money for FCF in honor of Max Burdette (pictured in middle of inset) who lost his battle with fibrolamellar last summer at age 17.  Max's brother Paul is on the soccer team. Approximately $1200 was raised prior to and on the day of the event. That will be supplemented with online donations made directly to the Fibro Foundation. If you would like to donate in honor of Max Burdette, click on the donate button at the top of the page and note on the form that your donation is to honor Max.

 

Previously Featured Ambassador stories archived here.
 

Photos in header:  (Above, left) Tucker Davis, (Above, right) Joshua Honeyman, former Rockefeller University Fellow, at work in Dr. Simon’s research lab in NYC 

 

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