Board Member Interview: Cory Simonson

Board Member profiles will be a bi-monthly feature of the men and women who help MedCity Foundation reach those in need within our community, spread the MCF vision and dedicate their time to support blood cancer patients and their families.

Full Name: Cory Simonson                       

Current title/company: Broadway Residence

Length of time on MCF Board: 1 yr       

Cory Simonson      

How did you get connected with Med City Foundation and how did you become interested in its mission?

Hearing Kristina speak at a AM Expresso event hit home as my son Carter (age 7) was diagnosed with T-cell Leukemia in December of 2013. During these difficult times since Carter’s diagnosis, our family has experienced amazing support from friends, family, neighbors and even complete strangers. MedCity Foundation felt like a perfect opportunity to pay it forward.

 

What is your current role within Med City Foundation?

Board member

 

How do you hope to see Med City Foundation evolve over time?

I would like to see the support part of MedCity grow as I believe it is vital in the road to well- being.

 

What have you learned from being on Med City Foundation?

There are many giving and caring people in our world striving to make a difference.

 

What is the most rewarding part of being apart of Med City Foundation?

Knowing that a difference is being made in the lives of others during very challenging and trying times.

 

What is your advice to people who want to become more involved?

Please! There are so many ways that you can help and make difference.

Best moment on MCF board so far: The Blizzard Bash

 

Now, for some fun questions:

Morning or night person?: night

Best piece of advice ever given: Tomorrow is not promised

Perfect weekend?: On a lake fishing while spending time with my boys and wife

If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and what would you order?: Donald Trump – Surf and Turf

 

 

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Board Member Interview: Cory Simonson

Board Member Profile: Matthew Johnson

Board Member profiles will be a bi-monthly feature of the men and women who help MedCity Foundation reach those in need within our community, spread the MCF vision and dedicate their time to support blood cancer patients and their families.

Full Name: Matthew S. Johnson

Current title/company: Attorney/Rochester Business Law

Length of time on MCF Board: About a year.


Matt Johnson

 

How did you get connected with Med City Foundation and how did you become interested in its mission?

Was contacted by Kristina Hesby about the possibility of getting involved.

 What is your current role within Med City Foundation?

Board member.

 How do you hope to see Med City Foundation evolve over time?

 Greater resources to be able to help more people and have a greater reach.

 What have you learned from being on Med City Foundation?

I’ve learned that more people than I realized are affected by blood cancers.  Just having some of the terminology more on my radar had opened my eyes to how many people I know and who I am close to have been affected in one way or another.

 What is the most rewarding part of being apart of Med City Foundation?

The concrete results. As important as research, awareness, etc. are, and I hope we contribute to that as well, those contributions are less tangible than a gas card or a hotel room for someone that needs to travel to Rochester for treatment or something along those lines. It’s nice to know exactly how the money we’re raising is helping someone.

 What is your advice to people who want to become more involved?

 It’s a fun group. You may actually enjoy yourself.

 Best moment on MCF board so far: It’s either hearing about a success story of someone we helped or the Blizzard Bash. Tough to rank them.

 Now, for the fun questions:

Morning or night person?: Both and neither depending on the circumstances. Probably more of a morning person generally.

 Best piece of advice ever given: Control the things you can control and control your response to things you can’t.

 Perfect weekend?: 3-4 days; nice weather; not much planned; a couple of good things to eat and drink with my wife and then maybe a couple of good games on TV. Exciting stuff.

 If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and what would you order?: Ben Franklin. What are the specials?

Board Member Profile: Matthew Johnson