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Bill Baun was the Wellness Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center and respected global leader in the corporate health and wellness community. After leading by example as a prostate cancer thriver for nine years, Bill passed away in November 2016.

Bill brought a sense of urgency and passion to his work as Gold Standard Task Force Chair and as a longtime Member of the Gold Standard Community. Bill was committed in every way to advocating the importance of prevention, screening and quality care. Most recently, he championed the incorporation of the Survivorship Pillar into the Gold Standard

As a friend and coach who offered timeless lessons and life insights, we encourage you to read some of  Bill’s personal blog and LinkedIn posts, articles and videos that are assembled here to learn and benefit from his experience, wisdom and generous spirit.


"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain." *

*Happiness in a Storm (2005) Wendy Schlessel Harpham, MD 

Blog Spot: Willam B. Baun, EPD, CWP, FAWHP

LinkedIn Posts: William B. Baun, EPD, CWP, FAWHP

Workforce Article: Through Well and Hell

Bill Baun is the wellness officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been working in corporate wellness since its earliest days, and despite his own battle against cancer, his input continues to shape the wellness field today.

Video Messages:

Engaged Resilience

Being the Best You

How to Dance in the Rain

How do you cope with stage IV prostate cancer? Wellness expert and advanced prostate cancer survivor Bill Baun shares his story, “Every day I get to get up and I get to make that choice about how I’m gonna dance with that rain, and I work hard at that….Make a choice to live life every day.”

William Baun - Cancer Thriver

William B. Baun is the Wellness Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a 4th stage prostate cancer survivor that calls himself a "cancer thriver"! He speaks all over the world to community and cancer support groups, and health professionals about his cancer and how important heart led, whole- person living is to his journey.

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