I had the extreme pleasure to speak with Dan Duffy from the Half Fund. Dan is himself a cancer survivor. His story is an amazing one. The Half Fund is an amazing organization.
The Half Fund was created to illustrate the realities of a cancer diagnosis, the good and the bad, through commercially viable mass media projects such as films, documentaries, books, and music. The first nonprofit of its kind, the Half Fund is a truly self-regenerating fund that will benefit existing cancer charities as well. Currently in the development stages, the first project will be a film called “Half” that will split proceeds with the American Cancer Society. The remaining proceeds will allow the Half Fund to provide grants to artists whose mass media projects will also educate about cancer. Artists who receive grants are then allowed to pick any cancer charity of their choice with whom to split their profits with. As with the first project, remaining proceeds will come back to the Half Fund where the cycle starts again. This “pay-it-forward” process will continue as more incredible works of art are produced.
Listen to Dan’s story, the details of an upcoming event called the Movember 5K, and how you can help.