That can’t be too hard, right? Susan G Komen has raised $1 billion in donations in 25 years and hasn’t yet found a cure, but what if the money came all at once?
This idea for the cure is from Mike Dewey of Austin Texas. Mike has raised $90,000 in actual donations through his non profit and has pledges of $22 million. Way to go Mike!
He thinks an “economic stimuli” is the answer to get a cure for breast cancer. He realistically set a 30 year maturity cap on the prize. After 30 years, the money raised in the foundation will be distributed if no cure is found.
Mike’s wife is a breast cancer survivor. They have two daughters. I applaud Mike for seeing the big picture for his wife and his daughters. Looking for a cure does seem to be an illusive and frustrating exercise. Mike thinks if money like a billion dollars speeds things up, why not.
At first I thought he was just naïve. I thought he is overcome with the reality of breast cancer in someone he loves and then thinking it may happen to his children put him to bluster. On second thought, clinical trials, testing, protocols all take lots of money and maybe a flush of big bucks would fast track some of the roadblocks. Mike is raising the bar for hope. Isn’t that what we all are looking for, hope and cure for breast cancer?