Donations for Cancer Research Find Their Proper Place
The Cancer Research Foundation had news yesterday that we have been recognized by the Illinois Attorney General's office and chosen as the recipient of over $44,000 paid as restitution from a fraud case in Illinois regarding a different charity claiming to be involved in blood cancer research. We are very happy that the Cancer Research Foundation has been given the opportunity to put this money to the purpose its donors intended.
The fact that there continue to be stories about fraud and misappropriated funds in non-profit organizations, especially those directed at cancer research, is deeply troubling. The Cancer Research Foundation has a long and celebrated history supporting cancer science and we operate using the highest standards in ethics and best practices for non-profit organizations.
"I owe a great deal to the Cancer Research Foundation for giving me a head start. This financial help made the difference between my getting a fast and successful start, and my other wise struggling to obtain the necessary funds to get my research program started."Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010