The Mission

Writing the Story that Ends Cancer

Badger Challenge advances state of the art cancer research and treatment to serve patients and families in Wisconsin and beyond by funding the brightest cancer minds, ideas and technologies at the University of Wisconsin.

THE FOUNDERS

Badger Challenge was founded in 2016 by Dr. Paul Harari and Dr. Deric Wheeler to power cancer research and patient treatments forward.

 

“The mission of Badger Challenge is to increase cancer cure rates and leverage the enormous power of our community to help achieve this goal. Working together we strive to reduce the global burden of cancer.”

 

Dr. Paul M. Harari

Badger Challenge Co-Founder

 

“The Badger Challenge’s success allows UW scientists and clinicians to accelerate the discovery of promising new treatments which directly benefit cancer patients at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center”

 

Dr. Deric L. Wheeler

Badger Challenge Director & Co-Founder

The Leaders

Badger Challenge is proud to have support from leaders within the University of Wisconsin's medical community who endorse Badger Challenge's mission to accelerate cancer research and patient treatment.

Howard H. Bailey, MD

Director, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Robert N. Golden, MD

Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Alan S. Kaplan, MD

CEO, UW Health

Frederic “Ric” Ransom, JD, MSHA, MBA

President, UW Hospitals, UW Health

Made Possible By Our Generous Sponsors

Leo Cancer Care
American Family Insurance
Floricity
Balance & Believe
Aldevron
Badgerland Disposal
The Bike Mobile
Black Saddle Bike Shop
Budget Bicycle Center
Capital Brewery
Catalent
Clasen's European Bakery
Clements Vision Care
Dental Health Associates
Dreambikes
Erik's Bike Shop
Exact Sciences
Group Health Cooperative
JD McCormick Properties
Just Coffee
Kwik Trip
Machinery Row Bicycles
Marcus Theatres
Monk's Bar and Grill
Movin' Shoes
Park Bank
Pepsi
REI Co-op
Rosen Nissan
Saris
Sassy Cow Creamery
Shine United
Stoton Cycle
Total Water Culligan
Wheel & Sprocket