George Davis to Evergreen is Strategic Advisor who is well-known for his success in investing, building, and managing biotech, IT, and software companies, often from the start-up stage. He is an active leader in the tech and innovation community, serving on a number of boards, including Betamore, UMBC’s Research Park Corporation, Association for Enterprise Growth, and the Fearless backed Hutch Studio. What is little known about George is his work as a Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivor Patient Advocate.
This past year, George served as a Patient Mentor To the Orioles’ first baseman Trey Mancini, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in March of 2020. Trey had gotten a routine physical for the blood draw showed that his hemoglobin and hematocrit were low. It was then that a colonoscopy was scheduled, and the tumor was found. After a year of treatment, he is now cancer-free. Trey is fortunate as colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States — after lung and prostate in men and lung and breast in women. What is not often realized is that half of all new colorectal cancer diagnoses are in people 66 or younger. The most challenging part is that those diagnosed with colorectal cancer often have experienced no signs or symptoms associated with the disease.
“An amazing journey by an amazing young man. From cancer diagnosis and the arduous treatments to the MLB batter’s box one year later on Opening Day and recent star of the annual MLB Allstar Game Home Run Derby. The power of talented hands at Johns Hopkins, family love, an amazing caregiver (Sara), and faith provided the elements that moved Trey through the journey—honored to have played a small role. God bless you, Trey. Go O’s!!!” George Davis