How Can I Make a Difference...?
Twenty-six years ago, Eugene and Dorothy Fletcher designated the Cancer Research Foundation as a beneficiary in their will. The directions for their gift were simple: their bequest was to be held as a permenent fund to be know and the Eugene and Dorothy Fletcher Memorial Endowment with income only to be used for laboratory research." Recently the Cancer Research Foundationannounced the fifteenth Fletcher Scholar, Dr. Kay Macleod. Read more about Dr. Macleod's project: "Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Cancer" here. Past recipients have gone on to chair major hospital departments, run large cancer centers and direct national cancer research orginations. The contributions to medical science made by supported scientists have been substantial; it is difficult to quantify just how important the Fletcher's gift has been. Further, the original principle of the bequest remains intact, so thet the Fletcher Scholar Award can continue to be supported indefinitely.
In many ways, the generocity of Eugene and Dorothy Fletcher shows just how much good a legacy gift can do. Even if you are currently on a fixed income, or your ability to make a gift is limited, declaring a gift to the Cancer Research Foundation in your will or estate can indicate youe lasting dedication to fighting cancer and can continue to support real and important science long into the future, Gift like these are some of the most important contributions the CRF receives, and they often allow us to significantly increase the research we are able to support from year to year. If you would like to inform our staff of your interest in including the CRF in your will, please give us a call at 312-630-0055. We would be happy to advise you on the besit way to designate a gift to the Cancer Research Foundation or answer any questions you might have.
There are many other ways you can support the CRF:
Most importantly, you can spread the word about the Cancer Research Foundation. The CRF has been supporting cancer science for more than 60 years. We have funded a small army of researchers, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in their scientific fields. However, our supporters are our most important asset and we are always looking for ways to inform new people about the work that we do. Please tell your friends, co-workers and family about the CRF. The more people who know about our organization and the important work we support, the more we can do to "change the game" in the war against cancer.
"Thanks to the hard work, commitment, and compassion of scientists, researchers, and organizations like the Cancer Research Foundation, there is renewed hope for discovering better treatments and eventually a cure for cancer.
I commend all of you for your outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research. For five decades, your commitment to the crusade against cancer has given hope and comfort to people across the nation."
Former President of the United States
May 05, 1997