CIOs Against Cancer

Where #ITAttacksCancer - CIOs Against Cancer is a community of technology leaders (TechCXOs) that are changing the course of cancer by collaborating and leveraging their influence to raise awareness and funding for early-stage cancer research.


35,000 Minnesotans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022 and over 10,000 will die of cancer this year. The data is staggering, but CIOs can do something about it.

As business focused leaders, CIOs understand that cancer is not only a health issue, but also a core business issue.

Our goal is to fund two American Cancer Society approved early-stage cancer research projects in 2022 by raising $300,000

  • Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), like cancer, heart disease, and stroke, currently account for 63 percent of deaths.
  • Over the next 20 years, NCDs will cost the global economy more than $47 trillion, or 75 percent of the global GDP in 2010.
  • Health related productivity losses cost US employers $225.8 billion annually.
  • An analysis of health care expenditures indicates that while cancer related disease accounted for 1 percent of a typical employer’s health care claims, it equated to 10 percent of health care cost.
resource the fight


Help resource the fight

by leaning in and assisting in American Cancer Society fundraising efforts

Build engagement

through supporting and participating in CIOs Against Cancer initiatives

Promote workplace health & wellness

through prevention and early detection


CIOs Against Cancer was developed for TechCXOs of companies with 500 + employees. Members are selected and recruited based upon the recommendations of existing members.

  • CIOs Against Cancer members are C-suite Technology Executive leaders and organizational influencers. (CIOs, CISOs, CTO, CDOs, etc.)
  • Members agree to participate in initiatives and support by committing to fundraise or donate to the best they are able. We work together to promote a culture of health and lead/influence in the fight against cancer.
  • CIOs Against Cancer members can appoint an executive liaison to help facilitate the goals and objectives of the group.



Our annual, signature clays shooting event at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club, Monday, Sept 19th, 2022. This fundraising event includes team participation, sponsorships, live and silent auction, speakers, networking and flurry competition.  All to help meet our 2022 goal of $300K for cancer research projects.

For the first time in 2022 we are holding a beginner’s clinic prior to the event to get new attendees up to speed.

Register for the Clays EventView Last Year's Video

Video Created and Produced by Marty Miller of SafeNet Consulting

Biannual In-Person CIO Meet Up

We collaborate as a powerful group of tech leaders. For the first time we will be meeting as a group two times per year. We use this time to reignite our fire, network with our peers, and support our mission of raising awareness and funding for The American Cancer Society.

Hope Lodge

We support cancer patients and caregivers. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home
away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. The Minneapolis and Rochester Hope Lodge facilities need some help and upgrades to their kitchens, flooring, and technology.

CIO Cancer Crusher of the Year Award

Announced 2022 – More details to follow.

CIO AUCTION – Spring 2023

Due to the fundraising success of the first CIO Auction Against Cancer in 2022, we will be holding a 3rd annual CIO auction in the spring of 2023. Participating CIOs donate a lunch hour to be auctioned off to the highest bid.

More information to follow closer to the event.

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