AAB founder and CEO Aubrey De Grey has been diagnosed with cancer.
AAP: AAB has launched a fundraising campaign for a woman who has tested positive for the deadly form of cervical cancer, but has not yet been diagnosed.
On Sunday, the company launched a campaign to raise $5 million for the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine.
The company said in a statement that De Grey’s “cancer has been aggressively tracked and treated with the most aggressive chemo available and she will likely survive her treatments.””AAB is an equal opportunity employer and believes in the equal rights of all employees, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, national origin, religion, age, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy status, or medical condition,” it said.
“AAB does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace and does not condone harassment of employees.”
De Grey’s company, AAB, announced the campaign late last week, but the company had to delay its launch because of De Grey being in the hospital.
The announcement came after a viral story from the Washington Post about a woman in California who said she contracted the disease from a woman whom she had met through a mutual friend.
The woman’s story led to the hashtag #MeaslesMumpsRubella, which has since been used more than 3,300 times.
The campaign will include an in-depth discussion about women’s healthcare, the importance of vaccines and other issues.