The Mike Shane Memorial Fund was created as the philanthropic arm of Purview, a company whose mission is to improve medical outcomes by enabling access and sharing of diagnostic information, including for remote second opinions. A remote second opinion allows an expert physician to review a patient's medical records and images and make a diagnosis without the patient having to travel. Some patients can't afford this expense and some insurance may not cover it.
Mike Shane, an investor in Purview, was a deeply devoted husband, father of three, and grandfather; a hard-working entrepreneur; and a generous philanthropist. For a decade, Mike directed the Dayton Feast of Giving, which hosts a free Thanksgiving meal annually for the Dayton, Ohio community. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Dayton Children's Hospital, the Southwest Ohio Board of the American Heart Association, and the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.
Mike was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in February of 2018. He died in April of 2019.
To honor Mike's legacy of generosity, Purview launched the Mike Shane Memorial Fund because we believe every person should have access to a second opinion.
We launched on what would have been Mike's 58th birthday: August 13th, 2019.
Why second opinions matter
"When diagnosed with a rare cancer, you have to seek out specialists. You can’t trust your care to someone who may see one or two patients a year with your cancer. Seek out a second opinion from a major cancer center specialist to ensure you get the best treatment plan, the best options and the best outcomes.”
Kathy Barbosa. CA