iCancer

People before profit. Let's fund the anti-cancer virus that could save thousands.
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Liz Scarff
Health
London
United Kingdom
9 Team Members

Update: June 15th 2013 

 

We've done it. We've crowdfunded the £2 million we need.

 

Full story in the Telegraph: http://bit.ly/12w1Vjf 

 

Thankyou to everybody who believed in the project and contributed.

 

iCancer raises £2 million

 

Watch: A thankyou from Prof Essand:

http://youtu.be/uTAArQSHH8k 

 

 

What are we fundraising for?

We are a team of guerrilla fundraisers who have launched a global campaign to fund research into a potential treatment for the cancer that killed Steve Jobs.

The potential therapy, a cancer-busting virus, is currently sitting in a freezer in Sweden – but it can’t be tested for lack of just £2million.

Without the money, the research will cease and the virus will be thrown away, placing in jeopardy a therapy that could significantly extend the lives of thousands of NET cancer sufferers.

If this anti-cancer virus is so good why has nobody funded it?

Big business won’t stump up the £2million needed to fund the first stage of clinical trials, because there is no money to be made.

The Swedish research team, led by Prof Magnus Essand from Uppsala University, were so keen to collaborate and share the findings they published the research.

But now it is out in the public domain it can’t be protected by the patent that would have enabled buisness backers to make a profit.

People before profit

And that’s where we come in. We want to put people before profit. We want to raise the money for the clinical trials.

Experts across the world acknowledge that this anti-cancer virus is cutting edge - as you'll see on our video. It could have a massive affect on NET cancer suffers - and it may well be able to help people with other cancers, too. 

Steve Jobs said: ‘Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful…that's what matters to me.’

This is our chance to do something wonderful.

We’ve put our campaign together in little over a week. We have no money behind us and everybody is volunteering their time for free.

So there is no fancy website, no motivational wristband and no rock concert.

It’s just us, the scientists, the virus and you.

Who are we?

The campaign is led by author Alexander Masters who wrote the bestseller Stuart: A Life Backwards and Dominic Nutt, who has the same cancer as Steve Jobs. Masters took up the campaign when his close friend Dido Davies was diagnosed with the incurable cancer, known as a neuroendocrine tumour, or NET. They are joined by Liz Scarff a campaigning digital and social media expert, and Colin Midson a literary publicist and friend of Alexander Masters.

What we need:

We want to raise enough money to enable Prof Essand and his team to conduct clinical trials on their groundbreaking cancer eating virus. £1 million will enable him to do it - £2 million will enable him to do it really well.

  1. Please donate.
  2. Please help us share our campaign on Facebook and Twitter
  3. Please tell all your friends.

What you’ll get:

We have lined up some amazing perks from having the virus named after you, to having your name published in the research papers. They also include an invitation to the lab in Sweden to meet the scientists, and exclusive tours and lectures.

We will be adding more perks as our campaign progresses.

You will become part of medical history.

Thankyou.

Thankyou to everybody for looking at this campaign. Please follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/iCancervirus  or use our hashtag #iCancer. Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/icancervirus and take a look at our website: www.icancer.org.uk

 

Find This Campaign On
$161,942USD
raised by 2,246 people in 5 months
16% funded
0 time left
$1,000,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on February 14, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    The five dollar perk

    If you donate £3 British pounds equivalent to $5 US Dollars - you will become part of medical history.

    82 claimed

  • $10USD
    The ten dollar perk

    If you donate £6 British pounds equivalent to $10 US Dollars - you will become part of medical history.

    90 claimed

  • $25USD
    The BRONZE THANKYOU perk

    If you donate £15 British pounds equivalent to $25 US Dollars - You will become part of medical history. Will we add your name to our roll call of honour in the Bronze Donor section of the iCancer website.

    699 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $50USD
    The SILVER THANKYOU perk

    If you donate £30 British pounds the equivalent to $50 US Dollars - You will become part of medical history. Will we add your name to our roll call of honour in the Silver Donor section of the iCancer website.

    616 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $250USD
    The GOLD THANKYOU perk

    If you donate $250 US Dollars the equivalent to £155 British pounds - You will become part of medical history. Will we add your name to our roll call of honour in the Gold Donor section of the iCancer website.

    88 claimed

  • $500USD
    The PLATINUM THANKYOU perk

    If you donate £309 British pounds the equivalent of $500 US Dollars - You will become part of medical history. Will we add your name to our roll call of honour in the Platinum Donor section of the iCancer website.

    48 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $8,000USD
    Your name on scientific papers

    For £5,000 British pounds the equivalent of $8,000 US Dollars - Your name will be acknowledged as a contributor on scientific papers that present the results from viral therapy developments and future clinical trials.

    1 claimed

  • $40,000USD
    iCancer members club

    For £25,000 the equivalent of $40,000 US Dollars - Once every 3-6 months the team in Sweden will arrange a meeting. Take you on a tour of the lab, you will meet the scientists and listen to exclusive, popular lectures about virotherapy. This will be followed by a reception.

    0 claimed

  • $1,618,000USD
    The virus named after you.

    For a £1 million pounds ($1,618,000) this groundbreaking anti-cancer virus will be named after you. Your name will live on forever as having changed medical history. Plus all the benefits above.

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