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Your gift will fund Curebound's critical mission to accelerate cancer cures. Make a one-time donation or consider becoming a monthly donor to advance year-round progress.

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Join Founder's Fund

The Founder's Fund is a 2021-2022 campaign that will provide $25 million toward Curebound's commitment goal to invest $100 million in innovative research in San Diego. All members of the Founding Circle will be recognized in perpetuity as visionaries, whose leadership and generosity have been instrumental in Curebound's formation and development.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Founder's Fund, please contact heather@curebound.org.

LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY

By making a bequest gift to Curebound, you are ensuring we can continue our vision to create a world without cancer. Consider including Curebound in your will, trust, or estate plans. If you have already included a gift to Curebound in your will, please inform heather@curebound.org so we can recognize and thank you.

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A memorial or tribute gift is a special way to honor someone in your life while also advancing cancer research.

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Maximize your investments by donating stock, mutual funds or bonds to accelerate cancer cures.

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Combine favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support Curebound's mission.

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IRA CHARITABLE ROLL OVER

Donate directly from your IRA for tax benefits and higher charitable impact, quickly and easily. Individuals 70+ years old can donate up to $100,000 annually from their IRA directly without having to pay income taxes on the distribution.

BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER

Leverage the power of your company to realize cancer cures in our lifetime. There are numerous ways to get involved, including: workplace giving, sponsoring an event or program, starting a corporate fundraising team, providing matching gifts and more. Connect with shannon@curebound.org to learn more about the ways we can collaborate with a unique partnership opportunity.

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We would be honored if you would consider sharing your time and talents with Curebound. If you would like to volunteer at an event, host a fundraising activity or serve on a planning committee, please share your contact information below or reach out to shannon@curebound.org.

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PADRES PEDAL THE CAUSE

SPRING 2023

Petco Park

Join the San Diego Padres and ride, run, walk or spin in honor of someone you love who's life has been changed by cancer. Date to be announced soon.

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CONCERT FOR CURES

November 4, 2022

The Rady Shell

Featuring Alicia Keyes

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Curebound is proud to partner with these corporate leaders who share a commitment to creating a world without cancer. Together, we can go further, move faster and do more to accelerate cures for patients today.

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NEWS AND UPDATES

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Padres Pedal the Cause featured on Spotlight on the Community

Megan Waddell, Curebound Event Director for Padres Pedal the Cause, and Kellie Sullivan, Curebound Team Development Manager for Padres Pedal the Cause, discuss the mission of Curebound and the success of Padres Pedal the Cause, a cancer fundraising cycling challenge, that has raised $23 million dollar since its initial challenge in 2013. Waddell and Sullivan talk about the six local institutions that receive the cancer research funds from Curebound. Waddell and Sullivan share the "over-the-top" success of the November 4 "Curebound Concert" for a Cure featuring Grammy-Award winning singer, Alicia Keys.

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Curebound featured in VARIETY Magazine

By Peter Caranicas

Venice. Telluride. Toronto. San Diego.

San Diego? Yes, planting that sequence of film fests in the minds of the industry is the lofty goal of Tonya Mantooth, CEO and artistic director of the San Diego Intl. Film Festival.

…the fest will highlight San Diego as a hub of biotech and life sciences development through a partnership with philanthropy Curebound, which funds cancer research, via a screening of the film “Medicine and Miracles” and a panel exploring the topic.

Read Full Article Here

Eight Salk professors named among best and most highly cited researchers in the world undefined

Eight Salk professors named among best and most highly cited researchers in the world

LA JOLLA—Salk Professors Joseph Ecker, Ronald Evans, Rusty Gage, Satchidananda Panda, Reuben Shaw, and Kay Tye have been named to the Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate. This year’s list includes 6,938 researchers from 69 countries and identifies researchers who demonstrate “significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers.” Ecker and Gage have been named to this list every year since 2014, when the regular annual rankings began. This is Tye’s sixth, Shaw’s fourth, and Panda’s second time receiving the designation. Joseph Nery, a research assistant II in the Ecker lab, was also included on the list.

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Alicia Keys walked the walk at Friday’s Curebound Concert for Cures with the San Diego Symphony

BY George Varga

It is not uncommon for music stars performing benefit concerts to give a shout-out or two to the cause they are supporting.

But Alicia Keys did far more than just pay lip service to Curebound — the year-old San Diego nonprofit that funds groundbreaking cancer research — during her private, unadvertised Friday-night benefit performance at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

She demonstrated her commitment near the start and near the finish of her 13-song performance, for which Keys was accompanied by her five-piece band and 31 members of the San Diego Symphony, ably led by guest conductor Sean O’Loughlin.

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Three Salk scientists among 2022 Curebound Discovery Grant winners

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute’s American Cancer Society Professor Tony Hunter, Professor Reuben Shaw, and Assistant Professor Graham McVicker are among 12 inaugural 2022 Discovery Grant winners. The awards, which total $3 million, were launched this year by Curebound, a philanthropic organization dedicated to funding collaborative cancer research that has the potential to reach the clinic.

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Curebound and the San Diego International Film Festival Interview

Curebound CEO Anne Marbarger interviewed in studio by Fox 5 news on the current partnership with the San Diego International Film Festival. Anne discusses the film Of Medicine and Miracles, a documentary that follows Dr. Carl June as he attempts to find a cure for cancer utilizing the HIV virus. All of June’s research and work are on the line when 5-year-old Emily Whitehead, who has run out of options to beat her Leukemia, becomes the first child to enroll in his experimental trial.

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Curebound works to end cancer NONPROFIT: 2022 Grants Total $3M

By Karen Pearlman

In their mission to help speed the cure for cancer, Curebound, the University Towne Centre-headquartered nonprofit, recently awarded 12 collaborative Discovery Grants totaling $3 million.

“We are proud to support the work of these exceptional scientists with our 2022 Discovery Grants,” said Curebound CEO Anne Marbarger.

“Investing in collaborative, cross-disciplinary research is a key component of our mission to accelerate cures for cancer in our lifetime,” Marbarger added. “San Diego is home to a phenomenal life-science community and Curebound is committed to mobilizing these resources to create better options for patients who need them today.”

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Through his work with Curebound, RSF resident’s goal is to ‘cure cancer in our lifetime’

BY JOE TASH

For Larry Bloch, curing cancer is personal.

Three years ago, the Rancho Santa Fe investor’s world was turned upside down when his 32-year-old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. After months of treatment, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter was pronounced cancer-free.

Thankful for his daughter’s recovery, Bloch looked for a way to get involved in the fight against cancer. He helped found Curebound, a nonprofit that encourages scientific collaboration to research novel cancer treatments and bring them to patients.

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Curebound Selected as a Nonprofit of the Year by San Diego Business Journal

Curebound Seeks Cancer Cures in Our Lifetime

By KAREN PEARLMAN

Local organization Curebound has only been around for a year, but the nonpro­fit has long-standing roots. Committed to accelerating cures for cancer, Curebound is a partnership and expansion of two widely respected local cancer organizations: Padres Pedal the Cause and the Immunotherapy Foundation.

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Padres Pedal the Cause Finalist for San Diego Business Journal's Nonprofit Event of the Year

Curebound is a finalist for Nonprofit of the Year Mid-Size and its signature event Padres Pedal the Cause was also voted a finalist for Nonprofit event of the year. Padres Pedal the Cause took place on April 9th after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The event which broke its previous 2019 record with $3.21 million raised for collaborative cancer research will be back next Spring!

San Diego Business Journal Article

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Curebound featured on 'Spotlight on the Community'

Megan Waddell, Event Director of Curebound's Padres Pedal the Cause, is joined by her colleague, Kellie Sullivan, Development Manager for Padres Pedal the Cause, to chat about Curebound's mission, its collaboration with six venerable San Diego research institutions and its Concert for Cures event at the Rady Shell, slated for November 4.

Listen to the Spotlight on the Community here

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Curebound celebrates $3.2 million raised by Padres Pedal the Cause for local cancer research

Curebound, a nonprofit that raises and invests funding toward collaborative cancer research among several local institutions — including five in La Jolla — held “A World Without Cancer Impact Celebration” on June 16 at Farmer & the Seahorse restaurant in Torrey Pines to announce a record-breaking year for its signature event, Padres Pedal the Cause.

The April 9 fundraiser at San Diego’s Petco Park brought together 2,200 participants for bike rides and a 5K run/walk and raised more than $3.2 million, organizers said.

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Padres Pedal '22 Check Celebration. Over $3,209,520.00 Raised!

$3,209,520.00! Congratulations to the entire Padres Pedal the Cause community for an incredible year of fundraising and the highest amount raised to date. This year over 2,200 participants including survivors, fighters, family & friends, children, doctors, scientists, and volunteers came together to raise over $3,209,500.00 to fund innovative, life-saving cancer research in San Diego.

Friends, team captains, top fundraisers and sponsors gathered last night to reveal the final fundraising total and to celebrate. Megan Waddell, long-time member of the Padres Pedal the Cause staff and newly appointed Director remarked, "After two and a half years of virtual events, we were thrilled to have our cancer-fighting community back together in-person and to see so many of them here tonight. Our heartfelt thanks to every participant, volunteer, sponsor and donor who helped make Padres Pedal 2022 such a success. Our commitment to fighting cancer and finding cures is stronger than ever."

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Curebound SAB board member John Hood on Endeavor Bio Medicines sequencing

Curebound SAB board member John Hood, CEO of Endeavor BioMedicines discusses what is new in next generation sequencing(NGS) and cancer research.

To view the full episode of The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel click on the link below.

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Padres Pedal the Cause brings funding and hope for cancer research in San Diego

San Diego Union Tribune

By Natalie Rocha

Rick Valencia and his family have been a part of Padres Pedal the Cause, which raises money for cancer research, for a long time. But this year’s fundraising event hit especially close to home. His wife, Stacey, was diagnosed with a rare form of gynecological cancer just a few months ago. The “Race for Stace” team — organized by their 27-year-old daughter, Aubrey — had originally set a fundraising goal of $50,000. But they kept ratcheting it up and landed on a goal of $200,000. By noon Saturday, they crushed that goal and raised approximately $313,000 in Stacey’s name.

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KUSI News Live at Padres Pedal 2022

KUSI Interviews Anne Marbarger, CEO of Curebound, the San Diego-based 501c3 philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding into innovative cancer research projects aimed at accelerating new discoveries to viable options for patients who need them today. Curebound’s signature event is Padres Pedal the Cause at Petco Park. Anne highlights the day’s events and the what the 2,200 participants are fighting for.

Watch here.

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RSF cancer survivor celebrates fundraising effort, Scott Thurman to cycle 55 miles in Padres Pedal the Cause

By Michael J. Williams

Rancho Santa Fe resident Scott Thurman copes with an enemy within: Cancer.

“At this point, I’ve come to realize that the cancer is going on this journey with me,” the 62-year-old business owner said in a recent interview. Hope for a cure motivates Thurman to participate in Padres Pedal the Cause, the primary fundraising event for Curebound. The nonprofit is an umbrella group uniting Padres Pedal the Cause and the Immunotherapy Foundation. Thurman said Pedal the Cause “seemed to me like a pretty good cause and it benefited the institution where I had my treatments.

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Living Better in San Diego - Curebound’s Padres Pedal the Cause takes place this Saturday at Petco Park

Curebound, a San Diego-based philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects, is gearing up for its signature event, Padres Pedal the Cause, this Saturday, April 9th. Kellie Sullivan, Development Manager for Curebound, discusses the different ways to participate: by walking, running, cycling, spinning or volunteering!

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Fox 5 Previews Padres Pedal the Cause 2022 at SPARKCYCLE  undefined

Fox 5 Previews Padres Pedal the Cause 2022 at SPARKCYCLE

Padres Pedal the Cause is Curebound’s signature event, bringing together thousands of participants each year to raise money for collaborative cancer research. Hosted in partnership with the SD Padres, "Pedal" is San Diego’s most impactful fundraising experience with over $15 million raised to date to fund 78 innovative research grants in all types of cancer. Fox 5 Heather Lake interviews Executive Director Jay Indovino on the return of Padres Pedal the Cause.

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Curebound and San Diego Padres come together for Padres Pedal the Cause on April 9

Curebound, a San Diego-Based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects, will host its signature event, Padres Pedal the Cause, on Saturday, April 9. The community is invited to come together in the fight against cancer for one of Southern California’s largest stand-alone cancer fundraising events. The fundraising team “Bill’s Angels” is led by Padres Pedal the Cause Founders Bill and Amy Koman. The Koman’s held an event Feb. 26 in Rancho Sante Fe to bring together the team for education, fun, and the official kick-off of the April 9th event.

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Curebound Welcomes Karen Hooper as New Chief Strategy and Implementation Officer

SAN DIEGO, CA – Curebound, a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects, has named Karen Hooper as the new Chief Strategy and Implementation Officer (CSIO).

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Curebound Donates More than $476,000 for Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trial

La Jolla-based nonprofit Curebound made a $476,450 donation to UC San Diego and La Jolla Institute for Immunology to fund a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial that the university and the institute started in partnership with the Immunotherapy Foundation.

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Curebound Launches and Commits to Invest $100 Million into Cancer Research

On November 30th, the formation of a newly launched organization, Curebound, was announced at a Scientific Advisory Board meeting at Farmer & the Seahorse in La Jolla. The event brought together experts from San Diego’s top cancer research institutions alongside prominent leaders from the life science, venture capital and biotech industries with the goal of finding a cure for cancer in our lifetime.

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Padres Pedal the Cause Kicks Off Childhood Cancer Month by Presenting Rady Children’s Hospital with $229,000

Padres Pedal the Cause (PPTC), a local non-profit funding collaborative cancer research in San Diego, hosted their annual fundraising event virtually in May 2021, raising an astounding $1.5M.

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