In addition to what I have already written, today 11/4/2011 the Wilmot Cancer Center nominated the foundation for an outstanding foundation award at the National Philanthropy Day. Unfortunately we did not win the award but to be nominated by the Wilmot Cancer Center is in itself an honor.
I have been involved with the Edelman - Gardner Cancer Research foundation for approx. 12 years. I initially was a volunteer,and later co-chaired a couple of events that raise money for Cancer Research. Our affiliation is with the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY. We have provided the research scientists with grant (seed) money for their initial projects. From 2003-2007 our $250,000 donation enabled the Wilmot Cancer Center to receive an additonal funding of $7.6 million dollars from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute to further thier research. Every dollar we raised went directly to research. The President and founder of the Edelman - Garnder Cancer Research foundation started due to his own personal tragedy. He has stayed true to his word; our money would go directly to research. We have a strong partnership with the Wilmot Cancer Center. It has taken the wish of one and the commitment of many to continue to work towards enhancing the quality of life for those stricken with this disease as well as to someday find a cure. I am very proud to be associated with the Edelman - Gardner Cancer Research Foundation and in my new role look forward to continuing the fight.
This foundation has, for more than 20 years, support the cancer research efforts of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. They have provided funds for our Jr. faculty to support their initial research projects - which has led to millions in additional funding for them. The foundation leadership is one of the most down-to-earth, non-ego-driven group you will ever meet. They truly care about their community and helping to ensure that cancer research progresses right here in their own back yard. They are truly a pleasure to work with.
i HAVE SEEN WHERE THE $ GOES, i HAVE WITNESS THE HEART AND DEDICATION THAT EACH PERSON HAS PUT INTO EACH EVENT. i HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE CAUSE, AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. I LOVE THAT IT IS A LOCAL, AND THAT THE COMMITTE IS ALWAYS OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS, AND ACCEPTS ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS. NO ONE IS EVERY TOLD THAT CANNOT HELP, AND EVEN WHEN YOU DO, THERE IS NO "SMALL WAY". EVEYTHING, and everyone MATTERS WITH CRF.