Paradigm Shift in Research

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We want to invite you to be part of something exciting in 2014, something that could literally change the world.

In the latter part of 2013, right here in Wichita, the Dragon Master Foundation was formed to vastly improve the way cancer research is conducted. By pulling together resources from hospitals and research organizations who have never before been able to collaborate, we plan to use “big data” to simplify and speed the work of cancer researchers. The scientists we have talked to are excited about the possibilities. One of them told us that this would change the way they do cancer research. Pretty cool, huh?

We really believe that with this database, a researcher will cure cancer. We just need to build the database. That’s where you come in. We will be holding a number of events to bring awareness to the project and raise much needed funding to build the database. Will you please include us in your schedule and budget for 2014? We need community leaders to help us bring this database to fruition and save lives. We need people just like you to understand this project and help us bring it to a national, and eventually international, scale.

If you have some expertise that you think could help us, please get in touch with us. We want to talk to you if you are interested in the project – whether you have technical knowledge or just time to volunteer, we can use your help.

We have two events on the horizon that we can tell you about right now. One is Concert to Cure, which is a fundraiser that started in Wichita, KS. We have people interested in hosting similar events around the U.S. this year, so we are excited that more people might be able to get involved. The second event is Race for Hope in Des Moines, IA. This is a 5K event, also in its second year, that raises money for both the National Brain Tumor Association and Dragon Master Foundation. If you are interested in doing an event in your area, please let us know. We will be announcing other events as the year progresses, so stay tuned!

We are passionate about finding a cure for brain cancer, and we hope that by sharing the #52blog stories, you will come to understand why we feel it is important to start there. Ultimately, we think our database will help all cancer researchers, though, and we live for the day that we can prevent and cure all forms of cancer.

To learn more about what we are doing, please check out our website: http://www.dragonmasterfoundation.org

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