This week the LIVESTRONG Foundation launched a competition to generate innovations that will improve the daily quality of life for people affected by cancer. The “Big C competition” hopes to create a movement that gets people, organizations and big businesses to collaborate in a way that creates sustainable enterprises that help those affected by cancer as well as for the family, friends and caregivers. Verb, a social good entrepreneurship competition organizer, is facilitating the competition.
I love this idea! What a great way to get people thinking that even a small idea can make a big difference. The competition is open to anyone with a product, service or other innovation that helps cancer patients. Participants can submit their innovations in any of the following tracks: rebuilding financial health, regaining emotional well-being, caring for caregivers, improving access to quality care, filling the knowledge gap or any innovation that helps people affected by cancer.
Here’s the nitty gritty. Sixty total ventures will receive $140,000 in seed funding. The grand prize winner will receive an additional $25,000. Entries will be accepted until May 15th, and then judging will begin. For more information, go to: http://bigc.livestrong.org/.
Happy Thoughtful Thursday!