In a time when COVID-19 continues to be a public health threat around the world, the Cura Foundation wanted to do its part and with the support of Sanford Health, Akkad Holdings, Aspire Capital and Alliance Global Partners has used its platform to educate, be a resource in a time of need and promote the prevention of the spread of the virus. The #UniteToPrevent campaign is supported by the Cura Foundation, an organization with a mission to improve human health globally and Sanford Health, the nation’s largest rural health care system. Cura facilitates partnerships and collaboration while encouraging holistic approaches to health and advancing the development of breakthrough medical technologies and preventative measures.

Cura Foundation

The Cura Foundation (“Cura”) is a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, public 501(c)(3) organization with a mission is to improve human health globally. Cura’s objective is to streamline health care delivery and optimize access to care to prevent and vanquish disease, reduce human suffering and increase the quality of life around the world. We aim to advance the development of breakthrough medical technologies, promote preventative measures, encourage interdisciplinary approaches to medicine, improve access to innovation and eliminate social disparities in health care.

At Cura, we #UniteToPrevent and #UniteToCure.

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Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries.

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Akkad Holdings

Akkad Holdings is the family office of Stephen Shaya, M.D. He trained as a family practice physician and has been the Executive Servant Leader at J & B Medical, his family’s company. Dr. Shaya developed J & B Medical’s new lines of business, running the gamut from medical distribution to specialty distribution to being one of the largest third-party billers of consumable products in the United States. Akkad Holdings invests in health care and health care platforms, which can leverage J & B’s global distribution channels. Most recently, Akkad Holdings has been providing catalytic capital to a new initiative advancing global health innovations in collaboration. The mantra of all of the activities of this active family office is the following: “People. Purpose. Pay It Forward.” At every turn, Dr. Shaya has tried to demonstrate his grandmother’s favorite phrase and a quote from Mother Teresa: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

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Aspire Capital 

Aspire Capital Fund, LLC, is a Chicago-based investor focused on health care companies that are advancing breakthrough solutions to unmet medical needs. We believe recent advancements in chemistry, immunology, biomedical engineering, and genetics have enabled revolutionary treatments of serious disease and are poised to change the practice of medicine. Aspire leverages its expertise in science and medicine to dive deep into a broad range of approaches, from cell-based therapies in oncology, complex biologics in autoimmune disease, to genetically targeted approaches in rare neurological disorders. We invest across all stages of development and in all modalities including biologics, small molecules, cell & gene therapy, medical devices, and cutting-edge diagnostics. Aspire Capital’s critical mission is to support companies that seek to develop disease modifying drugs and transform clinical practice.

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Alliance Global Partners

A.G.P. / Alliance Global Partners is a regional investment and advisory firm that has been a member of FINRA and registered with the SEC since 1980. A.G.P. specializes in wealth management and the middle market institutional arena. We have Full-Service capabilities with a global ability to handle domestic as well as international customers. A.G.P. prides itself on providing its clients with boutique-level services along with the comfort of knowing their assets are held at Fidelity Custody and Clearing. Whether a client is looking for wealth management advice, Institutional services, or investment banking, we have a track record and a proven team to assist. We pride ourselves on long-lasting relationships with our clients, ranging from some of the largest institutions and crossing over to the individual investor. We strive to make sure your interests become our interests.


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