The Cure Starts Now

Name of Non-Profit Organization * The Cure Starts Now
Today’s Date: * Sunday, April 3, 2022
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 260269131
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2007
Address * 10280 Chester Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-____
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Brooke Desserich
Your Title * Founder
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 772-4888
Executive Director’s Name * Brooke Desserich
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
The Cure Starts Now represents something truly different – a grassroots effort dedicated to, not just fighting one cancer, but the elimination of ALL cancers. We believe as the experts do; that in order to truly cure cancer you have to focus on:

those cancers that are immune to treatment
those cancers that also affect children
and those cancers that are the biggest bullies with the highest death rate

We call this the Homerun Cure, but the idea isn’t new. As a matter of fact, this Homerun strategy dates back to the early 1900’s when bold advances in cancer research were made, leading to the invention of surgical efforts, radiation and finally chemotherapy. But the advancements stopped, leaving many patients behind without hope of survival. Resources were prioritized for those cancers that affected the most people rather than those we could learn the most from, and the focus shifted from cures to treatments.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (8) Health
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? We thank you for the opportunity to tell you our story. Over the last 15 years, this Cincinnati based charity has grown to 40 locations worldwide and over $18 million in research funded! All thanks to amazing people like yourselves!
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Prepare for events, send cancer families packages. Opportunities vary
Volunteer coordinator Brooke Desserich