A Social Mission At HBS: Why We Ought To Pay Attention To Terry’s Foundation
By The Harbus – October 18, 2017
How the mission of one EC student sets an example for us all
Why did you come to HBS? To switch careers, build your resume, or simply to push yourself outside of your comfort zone?
For Rich Horgan (HBS ‘18) the answer is more complex: to further his goal of advancing research to commercialize treatments for patients with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD), a degenerative muscle wasting disease whose variation primarily impacts boys and men.
Rich’s younger brother, Terry, happens to be one of them.
For that reason, Rich spent his past RC/EC summer setting up Terry’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity founded with the sole purpose to end muscular dystrophy. The foundation realizes this mission by raising awareness for the disease and by supporting the ground-breaking research efforts to find a cure for this disease, and ultimately bring it to market.
To better understand Terry’s Foundation, I sat down with Rich to talk about his motivations, the goals of the foundation, and what it’s like to be a Social Enterprise founder at Harvard Business School.