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South Pole Trek

Raise the Flag for a Cure

Beginning in December 2023 Lance Kawaguchi will be trekking 70 miles to the South Pole in a global effort to raise awareness and funds for CRI. Lance will trek 70 miles in honor of the 70 years that CRI has been contributing towards immunotherapy innovation.

Support Lance’s Trek to the South Pole today!

About Lance

Lance Kawaguchi is an internationally recognized executive leader with over 25 years of global finance and banking experience. He has experienced the impact of cancer firsthand, losing his mother to the disease in 2016. In her last days, she charged him to become an agent for societal good. He has since committed to honing his skills and talents to positively impact and drive innovation in the cancer research sector.

“CRI’s laser-like focus on immunotherapy, the most transformative field in cancer medicine over the past generation, its legacy of having invested a half-billion dollars into research, and its Scientific Advisory Council, headed by Nobel laureate James P. Allison, PhD. and comprised of giants of science and medicine, are among the many features which set CRI apart from peers and that have appealed to me,” Mr. Kawaguchi elaborates. “I am honored to have been asked to support the organization’s continuous improvement and enjoy working with organizations that value, appreciate, and respect contributions I can make.”

Since January 2021, Mr. Kawaguchi has been CEO of Australia-based Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Subsequently, he has served as chairman of the board of Hong Kong-based Asian Fund for Cancer Research. Earlier this winter he became chairman of the boards of Florida-based Glioblastoma Research Organization, Oregon-based Kim’s Hope, and Illinois based Kendall Nicole Eich Foundation.


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