CLOUDCircles™ | #ChangeTheFight

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Raised by 40 people in 8 months
CLOUD - Consortium for Local Ownership and Use of Data - is an open source software effort to rethink our broken information system, broken far beyond healthcare. To find new answers not in the complexity of current approaches but the simplicity of a new vision, a new path forward. 

One of our partners, The Milburn Foundation, dedicated to inflammatory breast cancer research (IBC) put it this way, "We see CLOUD as providing a unique opportunity to transform data within the IBC community for not only their benefit, but for the soon to follow benefit of all patients receiving treatment for some form of cancer. 

We are raising funds in preparation for upcoming prototypes at NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and build our momentum, ahead of larger commitments from industry, foundations and other organizations, as well as prepare our filings for both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) status with the IRS, since we will have a philanthropic arm and an open source software arm.

CLOUDCircles™ are named in honor of an individual or cause when they reach a minimum goal of $10K. Our first silver circle ($25K) was in honor of my late wife, Maureen. This silver circle currently has a goal of $25K for all who fight cancer. We are almost to the 50% mark!!

As I discussed at TEDxAustin in my first talk on CLOUD , the problem with privacy, security, identity and data on the Internet is in how we look at the problem. With respect to cancer, we need to allow connections betweens patients and oncologists, patients and clinical trials, and patients and researchers to unfold faster to create cures faster and link patients to those cures not only more quickly but more accurately. Together, we can #changethefight.

We have assembled a world-class team and global partners that we will announce over the next several months. Join us on the journey with your contribution. Thank you.
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In addition to my passion for CLOUD, my other joy is writing. It is both therapeutic, as well as something I love to do.

Earlier this week, I wrote again for the first time in a few months, and I wanted to share this part 3 of my Survivorship is Not a Phase series with each of you. I write not just because it allows me to process my own thoughts but because I know that regretfully too many others are on a similar path to mine.

Survivorship Is Not a Phase | Part III

Best wishes for your New Year celebrations and thank you for your support of #ChangeTheFight. Looking forward to 2018.
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