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About Panacean

The word Panacean is defined as a remedy for all ills or difficulties - A Cure All. This definition reflects the motivation and mission of Panacean’s founders,

Eric Gray and Phanerrica Muhammad, BSN, RN, PCCN. 


Eric Gray is a serial entrepreneur whose experience encompasses a variety of industries. Mr. Gray's inspiration to launch Panacean spawned from a speech that was made by the Former Governor of Pennsylvania, Edward G. Rendell, during the 2016 Liberty Medal ceremony honoring John Lewis . The Governor's speech emphasized the importance of civic education and the positive long term impact that civic education has on all Americans. Mr. Gray reflected on the Governor's speech and made a personal commitment to increase civic education and awareness amongst the youth that he felt needed it the most - the underserved.


Phanerrica Muhammad is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of clinical experience. She has dedicated her career to the care of patients and families that have been impacted with a diagnosis of cancer. Her experiences inspired her to identify a way to make a greater impact. In addition to serving as the co -founder of Panacean, Ms. Muhammad also serves as volunteer for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and as a  founding board member for the Esophageal Cancer Support Group of Philadelphia.

​The corporation is incorporated under Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988, as amended, exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law (hereinafter referred to as the “Code”), including in particular to develop programs to educate youth in underserved communities and support promising cancer research.

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