Barry Hoeven started Kure It after his own Kidney Cancer diagnosis. Barry saw a need for funding and selflessly took action to help. He knew that the research he was supporting likely wouldn’t cure his cancer, but he was interested in leaving a legacy that would help others fighting this terrible disease.

Paul McDonald, Terry Donahue, John Robinson, Jack Baric at the 2012 Rivals United for a Kure Gala

Andrea & Terry Donahue at the 2019 Rivals United for a Kure Golf Tournament

Legendary UCLA Football Coach, Terry Donahue, joined Barry in that fight back in 2012 with our Rivals United for a Kure campaign. He didn’t even know the personal impact this cause would have on him years later.

This year’s gala highlighted these two incredible men and their passion to find a cure for cancer. To honor Terry, Kure It has committed to funding Dr. Mustafa Raoof at City of Hope and his project focused on Appendiceal Cancer the “Terry Donahue Memorial Cancer Research Grant”.

Dr. Raoof’s project acknowledges that unlike more common GI cancers, there has been a significant lack of progress in identifying therapeutic vulnerabilities in appendiceal cancer. His lab’s aim is to characterize the single-cell landscape of cell types and molecular programs in appendiceal cancers with the ultimate goal of therapeutic development.

These men were legends in their lifetime to many people, and their legacies live on through all of us still fighting for a cure on their behalf. If you’d like to donate and be a part of the continued legacy of Terry and Barry, please donate below.