Joe Depa
(Accenture, Executive - Digital Transformation)

“Our family grew to know CURE after our beautiful 3 year old daughter, Melissa, was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. One of the first people we met was a volunteer from CURE, serving a meal at the hospital we were in for months with our daughter. Through the cancer treatments, we watched our daughter race through the hospital halls on her bike, and never let cancer take away her joy. We unfortunately learned there has been very little progress made on treatment options for pediatric cancer in the last few decades. The treatment options were not effective, and barbaric, leading to secondary cancers and lifelong issues. Unfortunately, we searched the world for a cure to no avail, at least on this earth. We know that Melissa left a bigger impact on the world than most do in their lifetimes and we vowed to always fight for a cure for children currently fighting, or who will be fighting, cancer. We joined CURE because we saw they never left our side and share a deep passion for fighting for our children, and our children’s children, to find a CURE for this dreaded disease.”