Voices lead. Lives change. Hope endures.
Every research breakthrough begins with a “hunch” or out-of-the-box idea. Research funding, however, is available for only tried-and-true findings. Hunches desperately need start-up funds so that they don’t languish in the minds of scientists.
In 2008, breast cancer patient Mary Beth Gadus began asking her friends and family to commit $1,000 each to become a voice for breast cancer research, with a goal of engaging 100 people.
More than a decade later, 100 Voices of Hope has become a source of research funding and inspiration for breast cancer researchers at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.