The Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center contains the only site that has a comprehensive Appendix Cancer research and treatment program. Dr. Mohammed Haroon Asif Choudry, surgical oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and an associate professor of surgical oncology, leads this research. Koncept is donating 5% of every orange lamp sold* directly to Dr. Choudry’s research. These efforts are in honor of team member Tony Quach, who passed away from this disease in October 2017.

Tony Quach started working at Koncept in October 2009 as a Warehouse Associate. With hard work, great spirit and dedication, Tony was promoted to Warehouse Manager. In March 2016, Tony was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer. Even after multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, this aggressive form of cancer spread rapidly to other organs. Tony passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones, on October 25, 2017. He was just 31 years old.

* 5% of gross proceeds from every orange lamp sold at dealer NET. Participating items: Equo Floor Lamp / Equo Desk Lamp / Gravy Wall Sconce / Mr. GO! / Splitty / Z-Bar Mini.

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“Tony has been our core team member, our companion, our friend, our brother and our go-to person for almost everything. He has provided great leadership and great help to others. He provided solutions to resolve issues for us many times, and not just in his official capacity as warehouse manager. Tony possessed great personal characters. He was reliable, kind-hearted, funny and honest. Tony has been the comedian of our team: he always had great stories and jokes that brought smily faces to our work. Tony has been our friend and ally. He worked alongside us and many others to make Koncept a better place. He will forever be part of us, his memory will be remembered, and his love will never die.”

-Kenneth Ng, Koncept Designer & Co-Founder

In Loving Memory of Tony Quach