André Hessels

Board Member

Father of Dylan & Joy
André became involved with FARF when his two children, Dylan and Joy, were diagnosed with FA in 2013. Since then, he has participated in numerous runs to raise funds, including the New York, Chicago, and Boston marathons. André is a seasoned corporate financing specialist who is currently General Manager for Philips Medical Capital in Wayne, Penn. Originally from the Netherlands, André has worked in Europe, China and North America as a relationship banker for Rabobank. He brings a wealth of financial knowledge to the board and is looking forward to expanding his fundraising efforts.

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Breaking Ground in Cancer Research: Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant

That's why we're thrilled to announce the launch of the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research, a flagship funding opportunity in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation: A New Era in FA Research & Impact

In 1989, Lynn and David Frohnmayer founded the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF), determined and desperate to find a cure for their three daughters diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA). Since then, their vision has grown into a vibrant community of FA families, researchers, clinicians, donors, fundraisers, staff, and volunteers, all dedicated to improving outcomes for people with FA.

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2024 Research Updates

Research is the answer to one day making FA a treatable, manageable disease. Here, you'll discover the most recent strides in FA research and activities funded by FCF. Every quarter, we'll bring you updates on newly funded grants, ongoing projects, and significant milestones.

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