Orion Marx


Father of Avery
A longtime resident of Sarasota County, Fla., Orion volunteers with numerous local foundations and organizations. Following years of experience in the economic sector, Orion founded Atlas Financial, a firm which helps clients with financial, estate and business owner planning. He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Avery and Violet, and two rescue dogs. An avid sports fan, Orion trains for and participates in various multi-sport competitions, including running, biking, and kayaking. In 2010, he turned these sports challenges into a way to raise funds for Fanconi anemia research. “Team BrAvery” is a fundraising team named for his daughter, Avery. The team takes on extreme challenges such as running two marathons in one weekend, biking across seven states in a day, and pushing a 3,100 pound truck around a two-mile track.

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Behind the Research: Andrew Deans

My lab’s vision for the next five years is to apply what we have learned to develop molecules that can alter FA protein behavior. These could be used to treat cancer or alter gene editing outcomes.

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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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