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A Word from our Founder and President

Kids Cancer Fund (KCF) is a non-profit corporation founded in 2012 by Jackson Rodgers in memory of his childhood friend, Michael, who died of cancer at the young age of 17. Michael was a kind and gentle soul who made everyone laugh and was a dear friend.


Caring for a child with cancer is expensive and stressful. KCF grants help reduce the cost of treatment for families in need. Our Make a Wish grant is used to purchase a special toy or gift that a sick child finds comforting during their chemo or radiation treatment. Grants are awarded to help with prescription costs, travel expenses, temporary lodging, and emotional support services.


Jackson Rodgers has over 20 years of leadership experience in the biotech and therapeutic peptide industries. He helped bring multiple cancer drugs to market. In Jackson’s most recent role, he was the US Head of Quality Control for a global therapeutic peptide manufacturer.


Outside of work, Jackson enjoys reading, going to movies, and hanging out with his two teenage sons.







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