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Ever since he was a little boy, Daron Fisher motivated himself in hard times with the words “keep punching.” He learned the expression from Sylvester Stallone, who used it to autograph a media kit for Daron following the second Rocky movie. In 2010, when Daron began the hardest challenge of his life following his diagnosis with brain cancer, Stallone’s words held special meaning to him. For three years, he kept punching, working not only to stay healthy, but also to help find a cure for the disease.

During 2013, the last year of his battle with a glioblastoma, Daron, and his wife Beth started the non-profit organization Keep Punching in their Pikesville, Maryland home. Beth and Daron struggled with the knowledge that while researchers continue to speculate about promising treatments for brain cancer, few receive the necessary funding to determine the treatments’ efficacy.

Our Board Members

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DARON FISHER

(IN LOVING MEMORY)

CO-FOUNDER

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BETH FISHER

CO-FOUNDER

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DAVID FLAKS

JD, PSYD

VICE PRESIDENT

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ELLEN WRUBLE HAKIM

PT, DSCPT, MS, CWS, FACCWS

SECRETARY

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TRACEY PALIATH

ESQ.

TREASURER

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MATTHEW KUROWSKI

MEMBER

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GREGORY SNYDER II

MEMBER

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CHRISTINE "CHRIS"
VIGNA-VOLKER

BOARD MEMBER

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JENNIFER JOHNSON

BOARD ADVISOR

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KEN PELUSO

CPT, SGX L1

BOARD ADVISOR

Our Mission

​Keep Punching, Inc., supports patients, healthcare providers, and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer and minimize treatment-related side effects that may adversely impact function and comfort.

 

Funds raised assist brain cancer patients and families; providers who are pursuing integrative approaches to healing; and researchers who are investigating traditional and complementary cancer-related therapies.

 

We Need Your Support Today!

Why do we Keep Punching​

Ever since he was a little boy, Daron Fisher motivated himself in hard times with the words “keep punching.” He learned the expression from Sylvester Stallone, who used it to autograph a media kit for Daron following the second Rocky movie. In 2010, when Daron began the hardest challenge of his life following his diagnosis with brain cancer, Stallone’s words held special meaning to him. For three years, he kept punching, working not only to stay healthy, but also to help find a cure for the disease.

 

During 2013, the last year of his battle with a glioblastoma, Daron, and his wife Beth started the non-profit organization Keep Punching in their Pikesville, Maryland home. Beth and Daron struggled with the knowledge that while researchers continue to speculate about promising treatments for brain cancer, few receive the necessary funding to determine the treatments’ efficacy.

Our Medical Advisors

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WILLIAM F. REGINE

M.D., FACR, FACRO

ISADORE & FANNIE SCHNEIDER FOXMAN CHAIR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION

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FABIO M. IWAMOTO

MD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY DEPUTY DIRECTOR,