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About

Our Story

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 Mission

​Keep Punching is a 100% volunteer organization that supports patients, healthcare providers, and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer and minimize treatment-related side effects that may impact function and comfort.

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

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A dedicated team of volunteers from Keep Punching presented their case to a senate committee advocating for the establishment of Brain Cancer Awareness Day. The proclamation was officially signed on this day by
Senator Johnny Ray Salling (left) and Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford (middle).

Our Funding

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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GREGORY SNYDER II

BOARD PRESIDENT

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DAVID FLAKS

JD, PSYD

VICE PRESIDENT

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TRACEY PALIATH

ESQ.

TREASURER

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MATTHEW KUROWSKI

BOARD MEMBER

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CHRISTINE "CHRIS"VIGNA-VOLKER

BOARD MEMBER

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CHRISTIAN CHAN

BOARD MEMBER

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GRAYSON MIDDLETON

BOARD MEMBER

Our Medical Advisors

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WILLIAM F. REGINE

MD, 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

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Raj Mukherjee

MD, MPH

DIRECTOR OF NEUROSURGICAL ONCOLOGY, JOHN HOPKINS BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

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Kate Mazur

PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER, CHILDREN'S NATIONAL HOSPITAL

Our Research Coordinator and Patient Advocate

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Jules Einhorn

RESEARCH COORDINATOR AND PATIENT ADVOCATE

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