It's personal: Big business searches for cures

When disease touches executives, they summon all their resources to find a solution.

Steve Case
The AOL founder launched Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure in 2001 after his brother Dan, chairman of J.P. Morgan H&Q, was diagnosed with it. Dan died in 2002 at the age of 44, but Accelerate has doled out $15 million to researchers.

Last updated November 10 2011: 1:28 PM ET
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