Accelerating Cancer Research into Cures

Concert for cures

Cures in our Lifetime
Curebound unites San Diego’s top research institutions in a collaborative effort to accelerate cancer research into cures. Founded upon a deeply held belief that cures are possible, Curebound’s unique platform and funding model fosters collaboration and cooperation, bringing the best minds together to take on cancer’s greatest challenges. With over $23 million already invested in research, Curebound has awarded 90 diverse research grants and clinical trials to explore all types of adult and pediatric cancers.
With 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women expected to be diagnosed with cancer, Curebound’s mission is to mobilize San Diego to accelerate cures for cancer in our lifetime.

Cancer Curing City
Curebound is headquartered here in San Diego, a top-three city for biotech development and home to a unique combination of NCI-cancer centers, clinical care hospitals, research institutions and life science companies. This ecosystem positions San Diego at the forefront of discovery – bringing genomic medicine, new technologies and clinical trials to market. Curebound is the catalyst to bring these resources together to drive the work faster and further – to expedite discovery and improve the lives of patients today.

World Class Collaboration
Curebound’s cutting-edge collaborative approach assembles the best scientists from San Diego’s leading research organizations including Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute, Rady Children’s Hospital, Sanford Burnham Prebys, La Jolla Institute for Immunology and Scripps Research. Guided by its’ world class Scientific Advisory Board, Curebound will award its next wave of cancer research grants later this year. The first Cure Prize, a highly anticipated multi-million grant award for innovative, ground-breaking ideas intended to change the course of cancer research and care in San Diego will be awarded this spring.

“We believe that best ideas happen when the right people work together.” – Anne Marbarger, CEO

United We Cure: A Community in Action
Curebound’s year-round annual events aim to bring all of San Diego’s diverse communities together to fight cancer and save lives. Next up is Curebound’s flagship event, Padres Pedal the Cause on March 18th at Petco Park followed by the Concert for Cures in the fall.

Padres Pedal the Cause
Join Curebound and the San Diego Padres in a challenge to end cancer. Padres Pedal the Cause celebrates 10 Years of Impact, bringing together thousands of participants to raise funds for cancer research through cycling courses, spin classes and a 5K walk/run. Options for all ages and abilities. 100% of every dollar raised funds life-saving cancer research in San Diego.

Curebound Concert for Cures
On November 4th, 2022, the Curebound community came together to raise over $3.1 million for cancer research at the inaugural benefit Concert for Cures. In a spectacular collaboration with the San Diego Symphony, 15-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys headlined the evening, giving an extraordinary performance and sharing heartfelt support for Curebound’s mission. Seeing the community come together with such incredible purpose and energy amidst the beauty of the Rady Shell is an experience none will soon forget. 2023 concert date and headliner announcement coming soon!

To learn more about Curebound and how you can get involved, visit

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Esteban Villanueva