For over 20 years, Mr. Cruz has been in luxury retail, working as a general manager for global brands, such as Chanel, Gucci, and Longines. A few years ago, Mr, Cruz became aware of pancreatic cancer through the illness of a loved one. That experience sparked a desire in Mr. Cruz to make a difference in the lives of patients battling chronic diseases and cancer. For the last several years, Mr. Cruz has been actively involved with several charities. Eight years ago he met Dr. Hebert-Magee and became very interested in the mission of the Under the Scope Foundation. Mr. Cruz has extensive experience with fundraising and events planning. Mr. Cruz has a strong desire to help prevent pancreatic cancer through community initiatives geared at raising awareness and assisting those battling the disease.