Toft Group CEO, Robin Toft, Joins The Clearity Foundation Board of Directors
October 18, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Robin Toft, Chief Executive Officer of Toft Group Executive Search, has joined the Board of Directors of The Clearity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on helping women with ovarian cancer live longer, healthier lives. The Clearity Foundation strives to support ovarian cancer patients and their physicians in making better-informed treatment decisions and has become a scientific source of hope for the ovarian cancer community.
More than 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and 15,000 women will lose their battle annually, making ovarian cancer the most lethal gynecologic malignancy, and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Unlike other cancers, there are no early-detection tests available for ovarian cancer, and the symptoms are vague and often misdiagnosed. Many women are diagnosed at a late stage of their disease, and sadly only one in three women survive ovarian cancer beyond ten years.
“The Clearity Foundation has been a trusted partner for hundreds of women during their difficult cancer journey, and offers a scientific and credible source of hope for the ovarian cancer community. I have personally supported them since their founding in 2008 and am honored join their Board of Directors,” said Robin Toft. “I look forward to helping ensure that anyone who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer knows about this remarkable organization.”
“Robin’s passion to advance cancer research, her expertise in precision medicine, and her substantial biotech industry network will be invaluable in helping to raise awareness for Clearity and bring hope and empowerment to more women with ovarian cancer,” commented Hillary Theakston, Executive Director of The Clearity Foundation. “I am grateful that Robin is applying her prodigious talents and resources to an area of women’s health that is lagging significantly behind the progress that we have seen in other cancer indications.”
The Clearity Foundation was founded by biotech industry veteran Dr. Laura Shawver, herself an ovarian cancer survivor, to revolutionize ovarian cancer treatment. Since inception, the nonprofit organization has provided hundreds of phone counseling consultations and molecular profiles to patients battling ovarian cancer. Grounded in science, The Clearity Foundation’s research database of over 550 patients has been described as the largest of its kind and is a rich source of information that can be used to improve patient care in the future. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://www.clearityfoundation.org/support/donate/.
About Robin Toft & Toft Group Executive Search
Robin Toft is the President and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, a global retained executive search firm that is 100% dedicated to Life Sciences & Healthcare industries. Since founding the company in 2010, Robin and her team have placed hundreds of executives from Director through C-level, including numerous CEO’s, within rapidly growing biotech, diagnostic/ molecular diagnostic, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies.
As a cancer survivor for herself, Robin’s passion is working with companies and nonprofit organizations to ‘Change the Future of Medicine’. Her efforts have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Athena PINNACLE Top Company Award, recognition as a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” and “Most Admired CEO” Awards in multiple consecutive years, and most recently this past July, Toft group was named as one of the 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. For more information, www.TheToftGroup.com.