When UC Irvine announced its inaugural Anti-Cancer Challenge in 2017, 5arch CEO Shawn Miller knew he had to participate. Having lost his mother, grandfather, two uncles, and cousin to cancer, it’s a cause very near to Shawn’s heart—so much so that he and his wife, Marci, established The Miller Family Cancer Research Fund for his 50th birthday.
That’s why Team 5arch is a proud participant in the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, a community movement designed to raise awareness and funds for the UCI Cancer Center and move us closer to finding a cure.
Our Fundraising Mission
Two years ago 5arch raised $26,580 for cancer research, and last year we raised $82,025, thanks to the tremendously generous support of friends, family, partners, and colleagues. This year, we decided to aim even higher, with a goal of $120,000!
That money will be used to fund leading-edge cancer research at UCI’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and may also be combined with federal funds. That means that 5arch’s $100,000 can lead to nearly $1.5 million in medical research.
Join Team 5arch
This year, the Anti-Cancer Challenge will take place on Saturday, June 8, in Irvine, California. Participants will gather at Aldrich Park to walk, run, or ride their bicycles together for the fundraising event. Join 5arch CEO Shawn Miller and his family, friends. and four-legged friends to walk the 5-mile route in support of the cause.
If you would like to ride, run, or walk alongside 5arch in this effort toward eradicating cancer, please click here.
If you can’t make it to the challenge, you can make a tax-deductible donation online, or mail a check to Anti-Cancer Challenge; 333 City Blvd West, Suite 630; Orange, CA, 92868. Please make all checks payable to the UCI Foundation, and include “The Miller Family Cancer Research Fund” in the memo.
Join our team today, and help us lead the charge against cancer!