Founder // Hopecam
In addition to his writing and speaking, Len Forkas is the founder and President of Milestone Communications, a Reston, Virginia-based owner and developer of wireless towers in the Mid-Atlantic. Milestone has invested over $50 million in the development of wireless infrastructure in six states, creating thousands of jobs in construction, engineering and manufacturing in the USA.
In 2014 Len published his book What Spins the Wheel: Life and Leadership Lessons from the Race for Hope. Profits from the sale of the book are donated to support Hopecam’s work connecting children with cancer with their friends at school.
Len has appeared on CNN Anderson Cooper, Fox and Friends, Wharton Sirius XMRadio and Baltimore/Washington DC affiliates of ABC, FOX and NBC.
Len also serves as Chairman of the Board of Hopecam, the charity he founded in 2003 to use technology to overcome the social isolation of children in treatment for cancer.
Hopecam has connected over 1,000 children with cancer to 10,000 classmates in 44 states. It has formed partnerships with over 50 hospitals. Seventy percent of Hopecam children attend title one schools and 1/2 are treated at St Jude's hospital.