Mark Unger | CureTalks
Mark Unger is board member, Band of Parents, a nonprofit organization that funds innovative research and clinical trials for neuroblastoma. At age 3, Mark’s son, Louis was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. He battled this treacherous cancer for 5 years with the leadership of the neuroblastoma team at Memorial Sloan Kettering. After relapsing with the cancer in his brain, his incredible team of doctors developed a new treatment protocol that cured him. This protocol is now helping to save many other children who are diagnosed with a brain relapse. Today, Louis is a healthy teenager attending Endicott College. He loves to ski, fish and play bass guitar. His son’s journey made it clear that innovative doctors who are willing to try new treatment paths can make the impossible possible. Mark Unger is also owner and director of Unger Global, a leading manufacturer of commercial and retail cleaning tools. Mark was born in Germany where he lived for the first 12 years of his life before moving to Connecticut. He earned a bachelor of science from Babson College and currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, Mary Ellen and his two sons, Harry and Louis. He enjoys golf, fishing, snowmobiling and travelling.
Many pediatric cancers have very poor overall survival rates once they relapse or if they do not respond to initial standard treatments. Radiotherapy…