The Timmerman Traverse

A Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
2021

The Timmerman Traverse for Life Science Cares

Support this group of 20 life science leaders as they scale the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire while raising $500,000 for Life Science Cares and its network of 27 anti-poverty nonprofit organizations.

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When is the trip?

Sept. 13-15, 2021

Who’s on the team?

  • Luke Timmerman, founder, Timmerman Report
  • Katrine Bosley, executive chair, Arrakis
  • Samantha Truex, biotech entrepreneur
  • Katherine Andersen, head of life sciences, SVB
  • Abe Ceesay, CEO, Tiburio Therapeutics
  • Anna French, partner, Qiming Venture Partners
  • Kathy Bowdish, CEO, PIC Therapeutics
  • Doug Fambrough, CEO, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals
  • Jeb Keiper, CEO, Nimbus Therapeutics
  • Alex Harding, Entrepreneur in Residence, Atlas Venture
  • Reid Huber, partner, Third Rock Ventures
  • Julia Owens, executive chairman, Millendo Therapeutics
  • Deb Palestrant, partner, 5AM Ventures
  • Paul Biondi, executive partner, Flagship Pioneering
  • Art Krieg, founder and CSO, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals
  • John Alam, founder and CEO, EIP Pharma
  • Dave Melville, founder and CEO, The Bowdoin Group
  • Alice Pomponio, managing director, BrightEdge, American Cancer Society
  • Vineeta Agarwala, general partner, A16Z
  • Erin Duffy, chief of R&D, CARB-X

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About Luke Timmerman

Who am I?
Luke Timmerman is a biotech journalist, author, and entrepreneur. I’m the founder of Timmerman Report, a biotech newsletter, and author of “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age.” My Climb to Fight Cancer campaigns on Mt. Everest and Kilimanjaro have raised $2.3 million for cancer research at Fred Hutch since 2017.

Why The Timmerman Traverse?

From Life Science Cares:
“At Life Science Cares, we’re always open to new ideas on how to advance our work. So when mountaineer extraordinaire and biotech journalist Luke Timmerman approached us about organizing a fundraising hike, we knew it would have to be a success. This is a man who summitted Mount Everest and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes in the process. We’re confident this event will be a fun bonding experience and a powerful fundraiser for LSC.

The Timmerman Traverse benefitting Life Science Cares will take an intrepid group of hikers 23 miles across the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains over the course of three days. Our team of 20 leaders in the life science sector have all committed to raise $25,000 and cumulatively raise $500,000 for Life Science Cares and our network of 27 partner nonprofit organizations.

Our partner nonprofits apply the very best research based solutions to helping our neighbors on the path to self-sufficiency. Paired with volunteer hours as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in donated goods, Life Science Cares is a strong partner to these organizations, supporting them every step of the way.

To date, the Life Science Cares network has distributed more than $4.5 million in grants and performed 12,000 volunteer hours to support human service organizations in Greater Boston and Philadelphia. We’re on track to grow exponentially with the addition of affiliate sites in San Diego and the Bay Area launched in 2021.”

Team Details

Who’s On The Team?

  • Luke Timmerman, founder, Timmerman Report
  • Katrine Bosley, executive chair, Arrakis
  • Samantha Truex, biotech entrepreneur
  • Katherine Andersen, head of life sciences, SVB
  • Abe Ceesay, CEO, Tiburio Therapeutics
  • Anna French, partner, Qiming Venture Partners
  • Kathy Bowdish, CEO, PIC Therapeutics
  • Doug Fambrough, CEO, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals
  • Jeb Keiper, CEO, Nimbus Therapeutics
  • Alex Harding, Entrepreneur in Residence, Atlas Venture
  • Reid Huber, partner, Third Rock Ventures
  • Julia Owens, executive chairman, Millendo Therapeutics
  • Deb Palestrant, partner, 5AM Ventures
  • Paul Biondi, executive partner, Flagship Pioneering
  • Art Krieg, founder and CSO, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals
  • John Alam, founder and CEO, EIP Pharma
  • Dave Melville, founder and CEO, The Bowdoin Group
  • Alice Pomponio, managing director, BrightEdge, American Cancer Society
  • Vineeta Agarwala, general partner, Andreesen Horowitz
  • Erin Duffy, chief of R&D, CARB-X

Comments from Expedition Veterans

“What was completely unexpected on our Kilimanjaro trip was the level of camaraderie that immediately formed in the group – like-minded, interesting and interested, generous and unquitting”

Nina Kjellson, general partner, Canaan Partners

“The proposition: join Luke and equal numbers of men & women in our industry to raise money for cancer research at the Fred Hutch and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. This was the experience of a lifetime. Breathtaking scenery – yes. Challenging physically – yes. Outstanding guides & support personnel – yes. Life-long bonding experiences – yes!”

Bill Newell, CEO, Sutro Biopharma

“Luke’s Climb to Fight Cancer trip to Kilimanjaro was simply the best chance ever to get to know a high quality group of biotech executives well. And so much more. Consider his future trips if you love the industry and hate cancer.”

Bob More, partner, Alta Partners