October 11, 2016
$50,000 GIFT INSPIRED BY FATHER FUNDS CANCER RESEARCH
HONOLULU â The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center celebrated CoolingCancer.org's $50,000 gift raised with proceeds from a golf tournament.
"Losing my Dad to cancer was a life changing moment for me, and many families have similar stories," said Andrew Santos, CoolingCancer.org president. Santos continued, "I chose to support the UH Cancer Center after learning that it is a world-class facility with outstanding researchers right here in Hawai'i. We can choose to do nothing, or take action to do something to help eradicate this disease."
Over the last three years the local nonprofit has donated a total of $150,000 to support cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.
"We are very grateful for their support. The gifts help our researchers continue working on life-saving treatments for those in our communities who are affected by this devastating disease," said Dr. Randall Holcombe, UH Cancer Center director.
CoolingCancer.org is a non-profit organization established in October 2013 to raise money for cancer research and patients in Hawai'i.
The UH Cancer Center has many dedicated funds for cancer-related research projects, such as those focusing on lung, liver, breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancers.
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The University of Hawai'i Cancer Center through its various activities, cancer trial patients and their guests, and other visitors adds more than $54 million to the O'ahu economy. This is equivalent to supporting 776 jobs. It is one of only 69 research institutions designated by the National Cancer Institute. Affiliated with the University of Hawai'i at MÄnoa, the Center is dedicated to eliminating cancer through research, education, and improved patient care. Learn more at www.uhcancercenter.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UHCancerCenter. Follow us on Twitter @UHCancerCenter.
The University of HawaiÊ»i Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises private gifts, manages assets, and provides alumni and donor services for all ten campuses of the UH System. www.uhfoundation.org