The Sean D Biggs Memorial Foundation raises awareness of the causes and prevention of cancer, assists those affected by cancer, and supports cancer research. Consistent with the vision of Sean Biggs, the foundation also funds collegiate scholarships for study abroad and in the fields of alternative energy and energy efficiency.

The Foundation was created by Sean’s friends and family to honor his memory and the positive impact he had on his family, friends, and community. Sean’s passion for running inspired the foundation to design road race events to promote everyday ways that people can reduce the risk of getting cancer.

Photo taken from annual memorial 5K run.

Nate Bukaty is the Founder and President of the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation, formed to honor his close friend who lost his battle with cancer in September of 2012. The foundation has held annual memorial 5K runs in both the Kansas City and Boston areas, as well as several other fundraising events. The foundation has proudly raised over $800,000 to fight cancer for the following causes:

  • KU Cancer Center Genetic Counseling Program
  • Camp Kessem, Kansas (a week-long camp for children who have lost a parent to cancer)
  • Scholarship Fund at the University of Kansas School of Engineering
  • Beth Israel Hospital Cancer Center, Needham, MA
  • Camp Kessem, MA

KU Endowment Impact Report

Learn more about how the Sean D. Biggs Foundation has made a significant impact on The University of Kansas Cancer Center and the contributions made to date.