Recently, Lance and Jen Korsun, of St. Louis, Mo, started a nonprofit organization to raise money to help find a treatment that can eliminate cancer. After starting with a few small donations, they decided to pursue the idea further with the desiRecently, Lance and Jen Korsun, of St. Louis, Mo, started a nonprofit organization to raise money to help fund a treatment with the potential to eliminate cancer. After receiving a few small donations, they decided to pursue the idea further with the desire to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible.
Like too many cancer-related stories, their idea stemmed from the disease's unfortunate impact on their lives. Lance's family has a long history with cancer, which motivated him and his wife to fight back. Several of Lance's aunts and uncles passed away from cancer and his mother was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully she was able to beat the disease and remains in remission to this day. However, in 2006, Lance's grandmother was diagnosed with a brain tumor that she reportedly had since she was 45 years old.
Unfortunately, Lance's grandmother passed away prior to his marriage, so they decided to use their special day to do something to aid the fight against cancer. Instead of buying trinkets and gifts for the wedding, they decided they would donate money to a cancer foundation on behalf of their wedding guests. After much research, they found many organizations they could donate to, but none stood out until one Sunday night when they were watching 60 Minutes on CBS. The episode featured the amazing story of John Kanzius and the work that the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (KCRF) was doing to find a non- invasive cancer treatment. Immediately, Lance and Jen knew they had found the right organization to support.
To help KCRF's efforts, Lance and Jen started their nonprofit organization simply by selling wristbands that read, "FIGHT4CANCER" for $1 apiece. One of Lance's friends gave them a booth at a local mixed martial arts event, which tied into the idea of fighting cancer. They sold quite a few wristbands the first night and sold even more at the next event.
Though Lance and Jen live busy lives, they continue to volunteer as much time as they can to support the cause. They attend many events, Spreading the Wave by selling wristbands. Lance has also worked the fight into his DJ business on the weekends, hosting special event parties to raise money. Both Lance and Jen support KCRF because they believe that one day there will be a non-invasive cancer treatment, and they want to help make that day come as soon as possible.
Lance and Jen are not the only ones who have been affected by cancer. Their effort in the fight against the disease, however, is truly extraordinary.re to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible.