Mike Shane Memorial Fund
Benefits: Mike Shane Memorial Fund
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Who We Are

We are Purview, a healthcare technology company with the mission to improve medical outcomes by making critical diagnostic information and medical imaging accessible wherever and whenever it’s needed.

About the Fund

We believe every person should have access to a second opinion when facing a life-threatening diagnosis. We established the Mike Shane Memorial Fund to help patients obtain a second opinion when they might not be able to afford it.

We’re teaming up with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a leading cancer treatment and second opinion provider, who has agreed to provide a second opinion consultation for the Mike Shane Memorial Fund grant recipients. Qualifying patients may apply for this grant to cover a second opinion on their diagnosis of a life-threatening condition. To start, we’re focusing on patients diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma or renal cell carcinoma, two diseases that have hit close to home for our Purview family. Our goal is to provide financial support to patients who don’t have any other means of acquiring a second opinion for one of these rare and critical diagnoses.

The fund is named in memory of Mike Shane, a longtime friend and passionate supporter of our mission. Mike acquired a second opinion when facing cholangiocarcinoma, a rare liver cancer that eventually took his life. He was fortunate enough to have the resources to seek additional expertise which extended his time and quality of life. But we know that this isn't the case for everyone. In Mike's memory, we want to help others obtain an expert medical opinion.

Why Second Opinions?

A study from Mayo Clinic revealed that 88% of original diagnoses they reviewed were incorrect or incomplete. Now, more than ever, patients are in need of an additional review of their medical diagnosis before embarking on a treatment plan. In many cases, getting this second opinion can identify alternatives to invasive procedures or find difficult to diagnose conditions that can change the course of treatment. As part of our mission to improve medical outcomes, we want to help those facing a critical diagnosis receive an expert opinion that could change their life.

Please join us in honoring Mike's legacy! Your donation will help provide a second opinion for patients in need.

About Donations

We are working with Givinga, a 501(c)3 designated charitable organization to ensure you get the maximum tax deductibility for your donation. Please consult your own tax advisor for specific tax treatment of this donation.

You can either create an account with Givinga to donate via an ACH or using appreciated stock without any fees. If you wish to donate appreciated stock please contact us and we can facilitate that. Otherwise, you can use your credit card which will be subject to a convenience fee. Donations made without a Givinga account will be subject to a 5% fee towards the Givinga Foundation, which will be covered by Purview.

**WHEN TRYING TO SUBMIT YOUR DONATION, MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE DONATION METHOD ('CREDIT CARD' OR 'GIVINGA ACCOUNT') BEFORE CLICKING 'SUBMIT'**

If you would prefer to mail a check, you can send it to the below address. Make the check out to "Infinity Benefit Foundation," but be sure to indicate that it is for the Mike Shane Foundation.

Infinity Benefit Foundation

396 Washington St.

Suite 307

Wellesley, MA 02481

Purview will direct 100% of the funds it collects to aid individuals in need.

If you need help donating or have any questions please feel free to contact Claire via email (ckelly@purview.net) or phone (443) 569-6052.

Learn more about Mike and the fund on our website.

Mike Shane Memorial Fund
"We believe every person should have access to a second opinion when facing a life threatening diagnosis"