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Cures Within Reach Young Professional Board Presents

Cure Accelerator Live

March 22, 2016 – Chicago, IL

Program Overview

Join the Cures Within Reach Young Professionals Board for the chance to fund the next breakthrough treatment at CureAccelerator™ Live! on March 22, 2016.

Hosted at Insight PD’s Ravenswood headquarters, CureAccelerator™ Live! will provide a unique networking opportunity for researchers, clinicians, biomedical industry professionals and funders. At this exciting philanthropic pitch event, researchers will present their innovative repurposing plans and you’ll help one winner secure funding for their project! You’ll listen to each group’s pitch over appetizers and refreshments and have the opportunity to learn more at interactive pitch stations before casting your vote to help select the winning project.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help harness the power of repurposing research and help bring groundbreaking treatments to patients in need!

Proudly partnered with

CLSC Cures

Propel partner

Event Goals

Drive progress for 1 or more proof of concept projects, no more than 3-5 years away from clinical impact.

Help grow repurposing through awareness, community and actual clinical results, spearheaded by Cures Within Reach on a global level, with its home here in the Midwest.

Program Schedule

6:00 pm
Open Networking

6:30 pm
Program Start: Remarks with featured Researchers, Repurposing Pitches, & Panel of Judges Q&A

7:45 pm
Networking, Interactive Pitch Stations, & Voting

8:15 pm
Closing Remarks & Winner announcement

Event Supporters

Accelerate the Mission! ($10,000+)


Speed the Process! ($5,000)

Coming soon…

Go the Distance! ($1,000)

Walk the Cause! ($500)


Cures Within Reach

Cures within ReachCures Within Reach catalyzes repurposing research to quickly and affordably improve patient lives. Repurposing research seeks to create new treatments for serious unmet needs using existing drugs, devices and nutriceuticals.  We accomplish this through collaborations that connect researchers and funders, by facilitating crowdsourcing and community, and by identifying alternative financing models and incentives.


CureAcceleratorCureAccelerator – world’s first online, interactive platform dedicated to repurposing research created by Cures Within Reach in 2015 and built with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.   This platform is dedicated to supporting “proof of concept” research repurposing drugs, devices and nutriceuticals already approved for human use.

Cures Within Reach Young Professionals Board

The CWR Young Professionals Board mission is to elevate awareness about CWR’s goals and initiatives, including the launch of the CureAccelerator, the first interactive, online platform dedicated to repurposing research by connecting researchers, funders, the biomedical industry and patient groups. The Board also supports CWR’s fundraising efforts through events and outreach.


Susan Braze