"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
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:
Find a cure and treatment options
Raise awareness of this disease
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 ~~~~
Seek & Destroy Cancer Wrestling Event
Pictured above, front center in the Hard Rock t-shirt is Tim Widener, his wife and two daughters next to him. Tim, whose daughter Super Sadie is one of the youngest fibrolamellar patients, organized a massive pro-wrestling event in Fayetteville, NC. The wrestlers, many of whom are superstars, performed before a packed gymnasium. In addition to ticket sales benefiting FCF, Tim organized and ran an auction, photo shoots with the wrestlers and even a concert the night before the matches. Tim was supported by the large contingent of Fibro fighters, their families and FCF Board and committee members pictured above. Click here for additional photos from the event. Also check out the Seek & Destroy and Tim Widener's facebook pages. Thank you Tim for organizing this major fund raiser and for entertaining the crowd with your own performance! You are an FCF star!
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