Founder of Kure It - Barry Hoeven_edited

Our Founder

What started as grassroots fundraising efforts for City of Hope by Barry Hoeven in 2007, the idea to officially establish Kure It, Inc. as a nonprofit came after Barry recognized there was a grave disconnect between the number of people afflicted with kidney cancer and the amount of funding and research being conducted to find a cure. In January 2010, Kure It, Inc. was established as an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; allowing for a broader range of research opportunities resulting in a greater impact. In honor of Mr. Hoeven’s daily inspiration – Kure It is spelled with a “K” to represent kidney cancer. In June of 2016, Barry passed away after an 18 year battle with Kidney Cancer. Today, Kure It continues on striving each day to Fight for a Kure by granting funds to innovative research projects for underfunded cancers at leading cancer centers around the United States and beyond.

About

Kure It Cancer Research is uniquely positioned to make a significant impact in the Fight for a Kure because of the organization’s commitment to three key differentiators: