George currently serves as the President of aspireLIFE and is a founding member of the event JAM.
In 2000, George was diagnosed with an advanced form of Leukemia. Despite being given less than a 25% chance of survival, George overcame the odds and achieved remission within four months. Ten years later, George saw an opportunity to host a charity event to commemorate remission. He and his fellow co-founders created the event JAM with a simple purpose in mind– to celebrate all of the remarkable achievements in the realm of cancer research. The first event was an overwhelming success, so each of the co-founders committed themselves to making JAM an annual occurrence. Four years later, JAM’s co-founders sought a way to more effectively impact the lives of those battling cancer so they formed the non-profit organization aspireLIFE. Governed by a board of directors, aspireLIFE is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization with George currently serving as Board Chairman.
Passionate about its mission, George hopes aspireLIFE will help create a philanthropic movement in Philadelphia by raising awareness and showing support for those living with cancer. George is a Engagement Manager at IBM, specializing in cloud applications. George grew up in Springfield, PA and currently resides in the restaurant district of East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia.