About Us

After my husband Ralph was diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in 2014, we weren’t quite sure what was next. While receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins with Hans Hammers, MD, Phd, it became clear that Kidney Cancer was underfunded. We learned that Dr. Hammers had secured millions of dollars of new immunotherapy drugs through Bristol-Myers Squibb, however he lacked the necessary funds to administer his clinical trial.

What Did We Do?

After turning to friends, family and business associates and successfully raising over $300,000 for the RADVAX clinical trial, we decided to harness our newly found energy.

In July 2016, we established the Kidney Cancer Coalition to not only bring awareness to the lack of research funding but to raise much needed funds for our kidney cancer researchers around the country.  After a hugely successful “Rock the Cure for Kidney Cancer” event where we raised over $100,000, we won’t be stopping any time soon.

So How Can You Make a Difference?

Hold your own “Rock the Cure for Kidney Cancer” fundraising event in your hometown! We will provide support and bring our expertise to help you “Rock the Cure”. You can even decide which kidney cancer scientist and project you want to fund!

Unlike other non-profits, we donate 100% of our net event proceeds to Kidney Cancer Research – we’re passionate and here to help!

We have another “Rock the Cure” event coming to Dallas February 2017!!

Contact Us below about hosting a Rock the Cure event in your city! Be sure to check out what we did in Virginia Beach this past summer here, and keep up to date with what’s happening in Dallas right here!

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Thank you for having me celebrate life with you at your amazing fundraiser! You are truly two of God’s greatest people. You have taken on this cancer burden and are running with it to ‘Rock The Cure’!

Kathleen Lepke