Alexander Pancoe was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005 and was successfully operated on by Dr Tandori Tomita at Lurie Children's. In 2009, he graduated from Northwestern and currently serves on the Lurie Children's Foundation Board.


Alexander is attempting to fulfill a lifelong goal by climbing the Seven Summits. The ultimate goal is to raise a million dollars to be donated to the pediatric neurology program at Lurie Children's, the hospital that gave him the ultimate gift back in 2005: 'peace of mind'.


Alexander embarks on his mountaineering journey in November 2016, starting with Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The mission will take years to complete but the goal is to climb all seven summits, including Everest, by the end of 2018.


The Seven Summits are the seven highest mountains of the world's seven continents, an epic mountaineering adventure and challenge that only a few hundred people have ever accomplished.


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago relies on philanthropic funding to provide superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology and research.

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