Founder, MET Crusaders

John Hallick, of Black Earth, Wisconsin, was a serial business entrepreneur, community volunteer, and philanthropist. He was diagnosed with the MET Exon 14 Skipping alteration in February of 2018. While looking for ways to help others with the MET alteration and promote new treatments, several people suggested starting a MET Oncogenic Group. The rest is history. John built MET Crusaders patient by patient, care partner by care partner, and he personally handled the navigation of countless MET patients for several years until he passed away on March 4, 2023. He was and remains well known to all of the MET-focused thoracic oncologists and scientists who he spoke with regularly and who he shared with the MET Crusaders. We will never forget him.

The MET Crusaders is now under the ICAN, International Cancer Advocacy Network umbrella. ICAN leadership will do everything in our power to continue John’s impressive, irreplaceable legacy and realize his dream of turning the MET Crusaders into a multi-stakeholder global organization focused on turning MET-altered diagnoses into manageable diseases and then curing them.