Remembering Michael Burkhardt


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) mourns the passing of our dear friend Michael Burkhardt on January 8, 2014. Michael inspired all who knew him and was a tireless advocate for brain cancer research. 

For several years, Michael supported the SWCRF’s fundraising efforts in a deeply personal way, allowing us to share his journey with our supporters in moving video testimonials shown at our annual Collaborating for a Cure gala benefit. 

Michael brought joy, courage and passion to everything he undertook and his smile was truly contagious. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and son. Michael will be deeply missed by everyone he encountered and whose lives he touched. 

The Board of Directors and the staff of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation are honored to have known him and salute his many contributions to funding brain cancer research. 

We extend our most heartfelt condolences to his wife Eden, their children Gavin and Reid and his entire family.

Michael Nierenberg, Chairman

Samuel Waxman, M.D. Founder and CEO


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation