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The Dr. Brian C. Focht Memorial Fund

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Brian Carl Focht, age 51, of Westerville, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2024, unexpectedly. Dr. Focht was a kind and compassionate human, and will be missed by many. Dr. Focht was heavily involved in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and in particular, the Cancer Special Interest Group. The ACSM Cancer Special Interest group has created the Dr. Brian C. Focht Memorial fund, to support Dr. Focht's relentless desire to support the next generation of scientists. Any donations to this GoFundMe will go directly to the Memorial fund through the Cancer Interest group. More details on the memorial fund are provided below:

Overview
Dr. Brian Focht was a Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Exercise and Behavioral Medicine Lab at The Ohio State University. His research was focused on the role of exercise in enhancing health and wellbeing, preventing chronic disease, and recovering from cancer. The Brian C. Focht Memorial Fund was established to celebrate and perpetuate Dr. Focht's immense dedication to student mentorship and engagement within the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) community.

Although Dr. Focht's passed away in 2024, his spirit and impact remain with us today; his character, integrity, and commitment to rigorous science left an indelible mark on all who knew him. This scholarship serves as a testament to those values, aiming to inspire students to embody his spirit of mentorship and dedication to excellence in exercise and behavioral medicine.

Dr. Focht was widely regarded as a kind and compassionate human, with a commitment to conducting thoughtful and rigorous research. By fostering student engagement with ACSM Cancer Special Interest Group, the memorial fund aims to honor Dr. Focht's passion for nurturing the next generation of leaders in exercise oncology. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to students to engage with ACSM, supporting activities such as membership fees and travel expenses to conferences and events.
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Ciaran Fairman
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Fort Mill, SC

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