Dax’s Dream Fund – 1077
Fund Type: Passthrough Scholarship Fund
Dax’s Dream Fund Mission: To cultivate big and small joys for young adults living with cancer
Purpose: This fund will provide a non-renewable, one-year scholarship for an undergraduate student in good academic standing who is between the ages of 18 and 35 and living with the challenges and uncertain futures associated with a serious cancer diagnosis.
History: Dax was 21 when he was diagnosed with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), a rare form of cancer. He spent his 20’s living with this disease while trying to navigate a “normal” young adult life. Dax was able to graduate from Indiana University with a double major, follow his passions in the workplace, and still have fun with family and friends (probably too much ;)).
In the spirit of keeping this short and sweet, Dax emulated integrity, enthusiasm, kindness, and in his own words, “badass-ness.” Dax passed away three days before his 31st birthday.
To honor Dax’s journey and his desire to always put others first, Dax’s Dream Fund was born.