Our Ambassadors

Celebrating 20 years of The H Foundation

Your stories make a difference and inspire the continued support of The H Foundation. In honor of our 20th anniversary we will be sharing stories from individuals in The H Foundation community and researchers at the Lurie Cancer Center, who share their own stories of why cancer is personal, why $20 or more will help them cure cancer, and how the money we raise continues to make an impact.

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD

The H Foundation is pleased to introduce Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, as our first Ambassador of our 2022 H Foundation Ambassadors program.

In addition to his role as Director, Dr. Platanias is the Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology; Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry; and Professor of Molecular Genetics. Dr. Platanias’ research focus is on chronic leukemias, multiple myeloma, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.

As an Ambassador of The H Foundation, Dr. Platanias shares, in his own words, the need for basic science cancer research funding and the impact of The H Foundation’s support.

Neil Graves

neil The H Foundation is pleased to introduce Ambassador Neil Graves, co-founder of The H Foundation and President of Tri-State Sales & Service. Inc. which represents Generation Lighting Brands, Designer Collections/Monte Carlo, Sea Gull Lighting, Emery Allen, and Koncept.

Neil’s support of The H Foundation is driven by his passion to help cure cancer in our lifetime and change the odds of 1 in 3 people being diagnosed with cancer. Neil never wants to hear that his wife, daughters, or granddaughters are touched by this disease, so he is making a difference NOW.

Join Neil by donating $20 or more to help us meet our goal of raising $1 Million dollars in 2022.

Neil's Personal Fundraising Page

Jim Peterik

Jim Peterik The H Foundation is pleased to introduce Ambassador Jim Peterik, Grammy-Winning Musician from Ides of March and Survivor.

Jim has been very involved with The H Foundation for years and has supported both our Comedy for Cancer and Goombay Bash events as a guest and performer. As Jim says in his Ambassador video, we all have "skin in the game" as his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when Jim was 9 years old. Jim shares more of his thoughts on The H Foundation and the importance of our mission, along with why cancer is personal to him and how $20 or more is "money well spent" and will help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Join Jim in the fight against cancer by donating $20 or more to help us meet our goal of raising $1 Million in 2022!

Jim's Personal Fundraising Page

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Donate $20 for 20 years of The H Foundation

The H Foundation founders came together with a vision to make a difference in the fight against cancer 20 years ago. They saw $1 turn into $100, $100 turn into $1,000, and $1,000 turn into $100,000; proving that together we can make amazing things happen.

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You Can be an Ambassador of The H Foundation!

Create your individual or team fundraising page to share your Cancer Is Personal story and and kick off your fundraising goals for The H Foundation!

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