The charitable organization With Purpose, in Minneapolis MN, was founded by Erin Benson in loving memory and trust of her son Sam Lee who perished to brain cancer at a very young age, and who exhibited exceptional clarity and faith in our ability to create and enjoy our own happiness, together. The organization is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth and engaging their creativity through education about the realities of childhood cancer and the challenges to adequate treatment, support, and funding for pediatric research. Truly, With Purpose is, in its public engagement, is part of the solution to the general lack of research funding for pediatrics in our medical research system today, especially for cancer, which is the leading disease-related cause of childhood death in the United States. Featured are Catherine Thibault, and twins Nicole and Rachel Olson, who have exhibited outstanding leadership in event organizing and fundraising totally over $40,000 to date in just the last 3 years.
Launched in 2015, the direction of With Purpose was shaped by the young people who spontaneously took up the cause of creating a world where kids with cancer have access to safe and effective treatments. Catherine, Nicole and Rachel have led the way as new young people are featured each month for taking action in their communities to help affect change for their peers with cancer. For more information about With Purpose, please visit www.with-purpose.org.