Most people know someone who has battled or will battle cancer. Battling cancer is difficult for everyone involved, obviously, it is most difficult and life change for the person experiencing its often-deadly grip; however, it is also difficult for their loved ones who have to watch the suffering and pain, wishing they could take it away. These reasons are precisely why Eric Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus.
Simply put, Tempus is a technology company that has created an operating system that aids in the fight against cancer. What Tempus strives to do is gather all the clinical and molecular data and input it into their operating system, thus, allowing doctors to access the information to ensure they are offering their patients the best treatment options.
Outside of his work at Tempus, and various other endeavors he is involved in, Eric Lefkofsky is deeply involved in philanthropy work. He, along with his wife Liz, founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The foundation has the ultimate goal to improve the quality human life; which they achieve in a number of different ways.
First, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation has the goal to improve the access to education. They have two programs dedicated to education. The first is dedicated to people who are entering high school. High School Bound provides students with wide-ranging and accurate information about high schools in Chicago, this allows students and their families to determine which school will best meet their needs. The Second program is called Success Bound, which helps students find success in, not just their education, but also in their life. Second, the foundation strives to improve human rights, particularly for women, girls, and communities that are underserved. They achieve this by offering support and resources to a number of different charities, some of which include, Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood, Medical Missions for Children, and Everytown for Gun Safety. Third, by supporting a number of organizations, like, American Brain Tumor Association, MD Anderson, Stanford Medicine, the Lefkofsky foundation is dedicated to the encouragement of innovative medical research. Fourth, Eric Lefkofsky’s foundation provides support to organizations and charities that are dedicated to expanding cultural initiatives.
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