Kure It was founded in 2007 to help eliminate the deficit of cancer research funding for Kidney and other underfunded cancers. To date, Kure It Cancer Research has raised more than $10 million dollars. 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:
Kure It Cancer Research is committed to granting out all funds raised within six months after each campaign/event is completed, ensuring that donations are immediately put to use in cancer investigations.
Cutting Edge Research
Kure It Cancer Research is committed to funding the best and brightest minds working on the quest for a cancer-free future. Often times this means funding a junior level investigator open to new ideas and outside-of-the box thinking.
Relationships with Researchers
Kure It Cancer Research values and makes every effort to engage with our research community. Visits to labs, check presentations, and receptions with researchers are unique aspects of the Kure It grant funding process.
Kure It Cancer Research began as a personal mission and quickly transformed into a vibrant nonprofit with a mission to help shape the landscape of cancer research and make a difference for all those touched by this devastating disease. 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.