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Our Story

Focus on Cancer started with a question that was asked between two childhood friends: what can we do to really make a difference?

Angel Gustafson and Jennifer Murar-Maxon have been close friends since second grade. After having achieved huge success in their chosen careers and retiring early to raise children, both Angel and Jennifer decided to combine their knowledge, skills, and passion to create a non-profit that was unique and delivered results that would provide a lasting impact on cancer patients and their families.

First, they started by asking cancer patients and their families themselves about unmet needs, wishes, and goals to be achieved thatĀ couldĀ provide maximum impact.

Next, they created a large and diverse board of directors and advisory board that included experts from several different professional fields, as well as cancer patients and those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

In a few short years, the dedication of the members comprising Focus on Cancer has led the non-profit to achieve results beyond their set goals, with growth and achievements that continue to break boundaries.