Skip to main content

ACS & ASCO are Stronger Together: Cancer.Net content is now available on cancer.org.

 

Jeff Mader

Jeff Mader posing hands crossed in front of an airplane

Jeff Mader was diagnosed in the fall of 2017 with stage three kidney cancer. After a successful surgery, a year later, Jeff learned that the cancer had spread to his lungs. An oncologist explained that treating his now-metastatic diagnosis would require taking a cancer drug until it became ineffective, then moving on to another. “There is a finite list of drugs and when the last drug stops working, cancer wins the battle. The hope is to keep me alive with a reasonable quality of life until a cure for my cancer is developed.”

Since his cancer diagnosis, Jeff has become very involved with the American Cancer Society and has led several fundraising initiatives. He is a board member for the regional board that supports Minnesota and the Dakotas, Board Chair for the Minnesota Board and also helped to kick-off the Minnesota CEOs Against Cancer team. Most recently, Jeff, along with others in the North Region Research Council, contributed $10,000 to an ACS-approved researcher.

To find out which charitable giving option best fits your specific situation and to help us make a difference in the fight against cancer, please contact a Philanthropy Director in your area or by calling toll-free 800-227-1885.