Tim Anderson was a beloved friend, son and brother. Born in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Tim attended Great Valley High School and then went on to Virginia Tech for his undergraduate studies.
At the age of 31 Tim was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a rare anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene mutation. Tim underwent multiple rounds of chemo and radiation therapy at The University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center. When results were unsuccessful he participated in several clinical studies involving targeted chemotherapy drugs that would prolong his life but not allow him to ultimately overcome his illness.
Tim had a way of making everyone around him feel loved and appreciated as if you were the oldest of friends from day one. His passion for hockey and music allowed him to cross paths with many wonderful people who have helped us to further our mission of assisting those in need.
During Tim’s fight, he worked to help raise money for The American Cancer Society's “Relay for Life” in which he was the top money-raiser in 2015 for his local Phoenixville chapter. He would undergo multiple tests and studies to benefit future patients suffering the same illness even if it would not benefit himself. Tim would often express how fortunate he felt to have quality health insurance that would reduce his financial burden but knew that others in the community were not as fortunate. The 31 Foundation aims to assist those in our local Philadelphia-area community who are in need of a helping hand in various ways as it relates to cancer and beyond. Please join us in this fight in Tim’s honor.