Recognized as a leader and expert in the field, John Gerancher, MD, has held both clinical and academic positions in the field of anesthesia. For more than a decade, Dr. John Gerancher served as a professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine and as the medical director in several anesthesiology departments for the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Beyond his professional responsibilities, Dr. John Charles Gerancher, also known to many as J.C., actively supports charitable organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is preparing to host its 2014 Cupid’s Undie Run fundraiser, which will be held February 15, 2014. The Cupid’s Undie Run is a one-mile race in which participants run in their best underwear attire on Valentine’s Day weekend in an effort to raise money for the CTF. In 2013, the Undie Run was held in several cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
As a nonprofit organization, the CTF is dedicated to improving the lives of millions of individuals who are affected by neurofibromatosis, a condition that results in the growth of tumors along different nerves in the body. The organization strives to heighten awareness of the condition among the general public; provide assistance to individuals who have been diagnosed and their families; and to support research in order to find treatments and a cure for this disease.