Our History

LINKS_STRONG INC. (formerly LINKS_STRONG LLC) was founded by Joshua Stangl in 2018, approximately 5 years after his cancer diagnosis and treatment.  You can read about his 10+ year journey in his own words here.

Prior to founding LINKS_STRONG INC. Josh combined his life-long love of the game of golf and his newly‑found passion for fundraising to raise just under $30,000 for cancer research via annual golf-a-thons from 2014 through 2018.  Details and pictures from these events can be found here.

LINKS_STRONG INC. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN: 83-1845493).

Please click here to meet our Board of Directors.


Our Mission

LINKS_STRONG INC.’s mission is to raise funds for the advancement of science and medicine related to the study of innovative and effective treatment for patients with head and neck cancers.  The flagship fundraising event is the LINKS_STRONG Classic, an 18-hole golf outing held annually.

In 2023, all proceeds from the LINKS_STRONG Classic will be donated to the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Research Fund.


The Facts

Source:  https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html