How do you raise $750,000 for 35 diverse cancer organizations and institutions across the country in one event? You match a visionary named Ernest “Doc” Werlin with key members of Team Tony Cancer Foundation and our community. Together, this dynamic team created the experience known as Coming Together Against Cancer (CTAC). It’s actually more than a fundraiser, it’s a partnership amongst donors, physicians and those affected by cancer to encourage philanthropy through education, advocacy, innovation, and participation to eradicate all types of this prevalent and non-discriminating disease.

It sounds complex but the concept’s quite simple. CTAC partners the brightest minds doing cancer research with generous donors who want to make a positive impact in the lives of those with cancer. The donors are inspired by the research and donate to the physician/cancer institution in a partnership of discovery to eradicate cancer.

Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” This is so true. Who are the real benefactors in this partnership? Those battling cancer today and in the future whose lives are saved because of the cancer discoveries.

With your help, we will raise $1,000,000.00 or more in 2019 to save lives! Stay tuned for the specifics. We look forward to your participation! To learn more, go to

by Lori Kayser