Arizona Myeloma Network
Kavanagh’s mission is to change the lack of information and support resources for myeloma cancer by forming the Arizona Myeloma Network and the Living with Myeloma Conference, which has grown to 300 people. She also introduced the Pat and Bill Hite Cancer Caregivers Education and Support Program for caregivers to receive support and answers.
Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation
After a personal loss, Catherine Ivy has raised $50 million for brain cancer research through the Ivy Foundation in the United States and Canada. The Ivy Foundation is the largest private funder of brain cancer research in the United States and focuses on diagnostics, treatments, and quality of life.
Kathleen Goeppinger, Ph.D.
Midwestern is Arizona’s largest health professions university in medical, dental, pharmacy and optometry colleges and contains Arizona’s first veterinary college. Goeppinger commutes weekly between the Arizona and Illinois campuses to oversee their development. At her behest, students and employees provide nearly 10,000 hours of community service annually.