Would these celebrities have survived today?
Become a Philanthropreneur
and support promising projects that could change the destiny of thousands of other people.
Between now and the end of the year, we’re running a campaign around celebrities who have sadly succumbed to cancer.
Evolution and hope
Would the diagnostics and treatments available today have enabled them to beat cancer?
The answer is impossible, but most statistics show encouraging developments*.
For every 100 people diagnosed with cancer 5 decades ago, 25 survived.
Today, overall mortality has halved!
But … that’s still 50 victims too many.
Driven by our entrepreneurial DNA, we support promising projects that could provide better answers to pancreatic, colon, breast, lung and many other cancers.
* For example:
– Ingrid Bergman died of breast cancer in 1982. Today, her chances of survival would be 40% higher.
– Audrey Hepburn died of colon cancer in 1983. Today, her chances of survival are said to be 25% higher.
– Walt Disney (in 1966) and Jacques Brel (in 1978) were beaten by lung cancer. Today, their chances of survival would have DOUBLED.
– Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011. Since then, little progress has been made, due to the aggressiveness of this cancer and late diagnosis.
What does it mean to be Philanthropreneur ?
It’s a person or organisation that chooses to combine the best of two worlds by practising entrepreneurial philanthropy.
Philanthropy … by demonstrating altruism and generosity to help provide solutions to a problem that challenges or concerns them. Here, to shoot and crush cancer.
Entrepreneurial … by showing ambition, accepting measured risk-taking, seeking impact and demanding professionalism.
The Philanthropreneur is a committed patron who aims to make a major impact
Who can become a Philanthropreneur ?
Whether you have a budding entrepreneurial spirit or are a multiple offender.
If you want to take action against cancer, a scourge that affects us all, directly or indirectly.
And if our promising projects, entrepreneurial approach and 100% model appeal to you, join us.
How to become a Philanthropreneur ?
It couldn’t be simpler: contact us to help you choose from the various options available, or to decide together the shape of your impact.
There is no obligation and it is a great opportunity to make a difference against cancer.
Call Mathilde Jooris on +32 2 370 47 25 or send us an email with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
100% of donations straight to scientific projects
Taking (measured) risks ... to save lives
Developing a new therapeutic solution involves taking risks.
Did you know that out of 10,000 compounds discovered, 100 will pass pre-clinical tests and only 1 may become the reference treatment that will improve patients’ lives?
To reduce these risks, we have put in place a very rigorous selection process based on 14 criteria.
Helping them to succeed ... in order to provide solutions for patients
One of our cardinal values is the determination to pass on and “return the favor“.
In practical terms, we provide high-quality entrepreneurial support by calling on scientific, technical, financial and business experts to provide relevant assistance on all the sensitive issues involved in development.
We also provide access to a network of private and public investors as part of the fund-raising process.
Do you know at least one person affected by cancer ?
This multi-faceted disease affects our parents, children, friends, colleagues and customers.
For a growing number of people, the search for meaning is becoming essential in their choice of employer or supplier and in their motivation to remain loyal to them.
By associating yourself with the Foundation, you are showing your commitment to finding solutions to a social problem that concerns us all.
All the projects selected aim to provide a medical solution for people suffering from cancer.
If we were to bring together all the projects supported by the Foundation, imagining that they would all reach patients, we could have a vital impact on 7 million people.
To advance research, we need brains and hands. Our project leaders have created 137 jobs within their fledgling structures.
This is a real impact on economic growth, which also provides opportunities for our young researchers.
€1 donated becomes €8 for our project leaders !
Thanks to the tax deductibility of donations, access to public funds (facilitated by our support being considered as private) and the attraction of other investors following our commitment, the donation initially made is really multiplied.
What makes us different
The 100% model
100% of your donations go directly to the projects:
This is our commitment.
To ensure maximum impact of your generosity, all your donations are directly and exclusively allocated to research projects rigorously selected by the Foundation and validated by our scientific experts. All the Foundation’s operating and communication costs are covered by a separate endowment from our founder, Dr. Bernard Majoie. This way, you know exactly what your generosity is dedicated to.
Our DNA is close to that of entrepreneurs
Our entrepreneurial spirit is clearly reflected in our vision
” Empowering entrepreneurs to crush cancer”, and in a series of characteristics that business leaders will immediately identify with:
- A strong ambition
aiming to provide new therapeutic solutions
- (Measured) risk-taking
by committing our capital after a rigorous selection of projects
- A search for impact
by helping to save lives and creating jobs(137 jobs created within the teams of our laureates)