The Keith Taggart Memorial Fund was established to honor the life and legacy of NTRKer Founding Board Member Keith Taggart. With the diagnosis of an extremely rare salivary gland cancer, with an NTRK gene fusion, Keith was able to join a clinical trial-extending his life by almost six years. As someone who benefited from cancer research, Keith spent those six years leading the fight for cancer research funding. Throughout his journey, he became a Founder and Director of the NTRKers Foundation (ntrkers.org), a non-profit that advocates for access to testing, treatment and research. He also became a Bayer consultant to promote clinical trial drug awareness and traveled to countries around the world as their spokesperson, even sharing his story at medical conventions for The American Association of Cancer Research.
Keith was an accomplished concert pianist, a highly successful real estate broker, as well as an attorney at law, owning and operating his own firm in Oklahoma City. He will be missed by the many friends and family who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy and impact live on through the NTRKers mission and the memorial fund. If you would like to give, the link to the fund is listed below.