A local nonprofit strives to help cure childhood cancer.

When cancer rocked the lives of Gail Lopez’s family, she decided to take action by starting G1ve a Buck Fund, an incredible nonprofit that raises awareness and much-needed funds for childhood cancer research. Somehow, current research is outdated by 20-plus years, and this organization aims to fight every hurdle to help save the lives of little superheroes near and far.

Meet the man behind many of our city’s most exciting sporting events.

Name any local sports team, and chances are homegrown entrepreneur Pat Walker has worked with them. For more than a decade, this UW alum has produced a multitude of sporting events, from lacrosse matches to women’s basketball games. His latest venture is 3 Point Productions (3PT), a company he co-founded with two longtime associates, Todd Albright and Matt Heuer, in January 2012.