Let’s Go Give was inspired by my brother, Dik, who passed away from esophageal cancer on June 13, 2012, just eight months after receiving his diagnosis. Dik had been tired for months and was experiencing some acid reflux, but never felt alarmed enough to go get a check-up with his doctor. By the time the tumor was found, it was the size of a golf ball and his cancer had reached stage four.
Dik’s death was devastating to me, not just because he was my brother, my best friend, and my rock, but because what he and our family went through is all too common. Everyone I know has been affected by cancer in one form or another, and with Let’s Go Give, I am working to restore faith and hope that cancer won’t affect future generations, all while doing my part to help find a cure for this awful disease.
Ten years after Dik’s death, I am proud to continue his legacy through Let’s Go Give, and am committed to donating $33 million to various cancer research charities during my lifetime. As the Founder & President of this organization, I take it upon myself to educate the world on early detection and am energized every day by the opportunity I am granted to make a difference for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.
Please join me in honoring Dik and his legacy, and together, let’s do our very best to make stories like Dik’s a thing of the past.