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
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 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.”
Aspire Capital Fund, LLC
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.