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Tonia Farman, Founder & Director

Tonia had a vision for Athletes for Cancer while going through her brother’s experience with Leukemia, and watching him battle for his life. Scott passed away in June 2007, and Tonia's efforts as an advocate for cancer prevention and support took off. Tonia served as a leader in action sports since 2001 managing marketing efforts for various brands and publications. She is a recipient of SELF Magazine's Women Doing Good Award and spends her time and energy solely on Athletes for Cancer.

Garret Zallen, MD - Co-Founder & Board President

Dr. Zallen is a Pediatric Surgeon at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. In addition to his specialty in minimal access surgery, he works with pediatric cancer patients on a daily basis. He has been named one of Portland's Top Docs for six years in a row and in addition to his work with A4C he maintains one of the busiest pediatric surgery practices in the region.

Other Board Members

  • Gregg Gnecco
  • Kimberly Fink

Advisory Board

  • Sam Brovender
  • Steve Fisher
  • Amanda Schwer
  • Sensi Graves

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