MKF TIMELINE

2007

Tumors Suck

Eric Galvez started a group on facebook called “TUMORS SUCK” to find people that felt the same way about brain tumors. He found that many people felt the same way about ALL types of tumors. His friend Susie Ghahremani designed a logo for him to help him express his irreverent attitude towards all tumors. People started posting pictures of the “TUMORS SUCK” logo.

2008

www.masskickers.org

Eric and his friends created the website www.mAssKickers.org and began posting interviews and articles for newly diagnosed patients.

2009

Mass Kickers Foundation hosts First Tumors Suck Paintball Benefit.

mAss Kickers was officially incorporated in CA, USA as a charitable organization; mAss Kickers Foundation.

2010

Federal Tax Exemption

mAss Kickers Foundation attained 501c3 federal tax exemption status.

Use the K.U.R.E. Action campaign was created.

2011

mAss Kickers Foundation begins officially networking at advocacy conferences as an official nonprofit entity.

Started Rock Da Hawk campaign in collaboration with Hawktober

2012

First Charity Kickball Tournament in San Diego.

Created “the 12 Days of Kick mAss” Holiday fundraising drive.

See full 2012 Summary

2013

Hosted First TC RAM (Tumor/Cancer Research and Me)seminar:

Initiated “How to Kick mAss” Educational Series

First overseas travel to speak at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Social Work.   Met Japanese survivors in Tokyo. Spoke to undergrad students at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.

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2014

First “How to Kick mAss” lecture to PhD candidates at the National University, Singapore.

2014 Celebration of Life at 3rd Space

Initiated #TumorsSuckTuesday and #mAssKickersWednesday.

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2015

Presented at numerous conferences/universities about the Benefits of Exercise/Physical Activity in tumor/cancer survivorship

Initiated first European “How To Kick mAss Educational Series” in Brussels, Belgium

Initiated Hawk vs Lumpy pop culture mems

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