New Venture Launched to Harness Innovative Financing and Impact Investing to Cure Disease; “Mission: Cure” Pioneers New Approach by Attacking Pancreatic Disease

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New Venture Launched to Harness Innovative Financing and Impact Investing to Cure
Disease; “Mission: Cure” Pioneers New Approach by Attacking Pancreatic Disease

New York, New York, Wednesday, November 1, 2017—The new nonprofit Mission: Cure will
convene the world’s leading pancreatic experts at the American Pancreatic Association meeting
in San Diego on November 10th to devise a 10-year plan to cure chronic pancreatitis, a painful
and costly pancreatic disease, using an innovative financing model that could be applied to cure
other diseases.
Building on the global movement toward outcome-based financing, Mission: Cure will partner
with healthcare payers and philanthropists to provide financial incentives for improving patient
outcomes. Mission: Cure will work with researchers, clinicians, patients, providers, industry,
and entrepreneurs to achieve those outcomes.
The strategies will include using advanced genetic testing and data aggregation tools (precision
medicine), working with scientists and the FDA to efficiently move promising therapies into
clinical trials, and repurposing drugs approved for other diseases. “Repurposing alreadyapproved
drugs is a faster and less expensive way to get new treatments to patients. Cures
Within Reach has facilitated numerous successful repurposing efforts and will help Mission:
Cure deploy this strategy as its fiscal sponsor,” said Cures Within Reach CEO Dr. Bruce Bloom.
Joe Titlebaum, Chair of the National Pancreas Foundation, said, “Mission: Cure’s
groundbreaking approach is at the cutting edge of efforts to cure disease. The more than one
million people suffering from chronic pancreatitis globally will benefit from their focused effort
to bring new therapies to people in need.”
Mission: Cure will work with the growing group of impact investors who want their investments
to produce social benefits in addition to financial return to create a new type of health
investment where investors can make a quantifiable impact on people’s health while
potentially receiving a return from patient outcome payments and the market.
About Mission: Cure
Mission: Cure is a nonprofit founded in 2017 by Megan Golden, an expert in innovative
financing for social and health programs, and her brother Eric Golden, an entrepreneur,
investment banker, and pancreatitis patient. Mission: Cure is partnering with the not-for-profit
Cures Within Reach, which is serving as its fiscal sponsor, and the National Pancreas
Foundation, to pioneer a new approach to curing disease using financing based on patient
outcomes and partnerships with impact investors.
Contact: Megan Golden, Co-Founder, mgolden@mission-cure.org
www.mission-cure.org
(401) 375-CURE (2873)