Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Research InstituteSome people plant trees to shade their children and grandchildren.
Others endow entire libraries.

The scale may differ, but the motivation is the same: to do good, to feel good about oneself, and to be remembered.
Supporting cancer immunology through the Cancer Research Institute is an outstanding way to fulfil this aspiration.

Vaccines and other immune-based treatments promise to transform cancer from the disease people fear most into something that can be prevented, or kept under control like diabetes, if not actually destroyed outright.
This epochal change has already begun.

Recently, for example, a vaccine was announced that is effective at preventing most cervical cancer, and will spare millions of women from worry, pain, and expense.
The vaccine is based on research conducted by a CRI-funded scientist.

Cancer Research Institute is the only charity dedicated to the cancer immunology – the science of marshaling the body’s own natural defenses to fight cancer in a nontoxic way.

All funding decisions are made by our expert Scientific Advisory Council, including Nobel Prize winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and Academyt of Cancer Immunology members.

The Council awards training and research grants at more than 100 institutions worldwide. And because of its stature, it can convene the best cancer scientists for unprecedented efforts.

Through CRI’s clinical investigation program, medical centers throughout the world are cooperating in clinical trials of the new therapies with actual cancer patientes to hasten discovery.

“It’s a Manhattan Project for cancer”, says trial patient Ken Lippman, who’s been relapse-free for several years since receiving a melanoma vaccine. “They share results for the sake of science, instead of keeping them secret for profit.”
Ken believes in CRI; he’s a donor himself.

You know you’re doing something important when you support trhe Cancer Research Institute; many researchers are now convinced the best new cancer treatments will be immune-based.

You can be sure your gift is spent wisely. CRI has one of the lowest overhead expense ratios among U.S. nonprofits and earns top ratings from the American Institute of Philantropy.

Visit us at and you will find many giving options from which you can choose.
You can donate online, by phone, or by mail – in memory of a loved one, pehaps, or to mark a special occasion.

You may be able to contribute through payroll deductions; CRI participates in workplace giving campaigns nationwide as a member of the Community Health Charities.
Some people even make the Cancer Research Institute a beneficiary in their wills.

The Institute is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity under IRS code; your gift is tax-deductible as provided by law. And planned giving strategies can offer other significant financial benefits.

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(800) 99CANCER
(212) 688-7515
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Email: info[at]cancerresearch[dot]org

From The Secretary/Recorder’s Desk

John Fletcher Jr.Dear Companions and Sir Knights,
October is the month that I will be sending you “Notices of Renewal” for the year 2012 and I would greatly appreciate you responding by paying your dues as soon as possible.
Fraternally & Courteously,

John B. Fletcher, Jr. KYGCH

Visit of D.D.G.H.P. of Amazonas, Brazil

On our last Chapter and Council meetings of September 8, we had the pleasure and honor to receive an important international visitor, Right Excelent Armando Correa Jr., District Deputy Grand High Priest for the State of Amazonas, Brazil.

He was pleased to visit us and see our rituals and commented about the differences of the Brazilian rituals. He also brought a presentation for our Excellent Hight Priest Ricardo Parente: a Honorary Member Certificate for the Capitulo Luz Sobre Trevas No. 8 (Brazilian Chapter) in Manaus, Amazonas, which reads:

Honorary Member Certificate, presented to M.E. Companion Ricardo Parente in unanimous recognition of his merit, achievements and distinguished services on behalf of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Brazil in general and of this Chapter in particular. In testimony whereof we do grant this Certificate under the hand and seal of this Grand Chapter on this 20th day of May, A.D. 2011, 2541 A.I.


DDGHP Amazonas 2

Templars, Masons and Pirates

The history of the Knights Templar has been mentioned in several books and is aware of most of the Masons. It covers the world of pirates and the Templars and is so engaging that has served for filmmakers in their artistic productions.
The Knights Templar had a great power, a huge reputation, has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and techniques, especially related to navigation, and an untold fortune. They possessed before their disappearance, one of the most powerful naval fleets of the Middle Ages, but after the end of the order no boat belonging to the Knights Templar was confiscated.
When they were exterminated in 1307, their huge fleet based at La Rochelle disappeared. One question, however, across the seas: what happened to the ships and the famous Templar treasure?
A good part of it had fled to the deep fjords of Scotland and referred to the charge of the family St. Clair (Sinclair) of Rosslyn – the forerunners of a new Masonic Order.
A story that uses the first historical beginnings of navigation and comes to the U.S. War of Independence, a bold historical theory that links the Order of the Temple with Christopher Columbus, with the piracy of the sixteenth, seventeenth and the beginning of Freemasonry on the American continent.
And what part of the fleet became the first pirate ships to fly flags with a picture of skull and crossbones, looting in the Mediterranean and later attacking the Vatican ships coming from the rich ports of the Americas.

“The Knights Templar Order was born, developed, reached its zenith, decayed and disappeared after a period of two hundred years (1118-1312).”
“King Philip, who had been diverting his looks and his greed for the huge Templar heritage and vast fortune on French soil, had the perfect conditions to pursue his ideas and execute his ambitious plan: The extinction of the order of the Templars with the support of the Pope.“
“On the night of October 13, 1307, Philip launched a powerful surprise attack on all French Templar facilities, capturing 15,000 men, besides its Grand Master Jacques de Molay and his guard of 60 men. However, despite the efforts, not all the Templars were arrested, 24 men have managed to escape and the entire templar naval fleet exited the French ports.“

So what happened with that fleet that sailed to unknown places? Many historians agree they incorporated the Portuguese fleets (perhaps because of the affinity between Portugal and Britain) and the Scottish fleet.
Baigent and Leigt in “The Temple and the Lodge” state:

“… The Templar fleet escaped en masse of the various ports of the Mediterranean and northern Europe and left for a mysterious destination where they could find safety and asylum. This fate would be Scotland, via Portugal, where a part of it would be built. “
“… Coincidence or not, European piracy began at that time and their pattern suggests that many pirates were not mere buccaneers who attacked anyone, but ‘very curious pirates’ that limited their attention to the ships of the Vatican and others loyal to Catholicism (Spanish , French, Italian, etc.). “
“… When the Spanish Inquisition was established in the New World after 1492, the ‘Templar pirates’ extended their attacks to the Caribbean and even to the Pacific ports of Peru and Mexico, all in the name of a naval war that was fought for over 200 years. “

David Hatcher ChildressDavid Hatcher Childress, in his more than twenty years of research into lost cities, ancient mysteries and clues about the origins of mankind, came up with a series of eight titles, called “Lost Cities” offering  a new vision of the discoverer of America, and his connection with the missing Templar fleet that fought for centuries over the interests of the Vatican.
Precisely in “The Secret of Christopher Columbus,” offers a lively game of clues about the true identity of Columbus and controversy about how to convince the Catholic monarchs to finance his expedition and how he got the nautical knowledge required for this trip.
What about Christopher Columbus? Was he really a Jew of Spanish origin that already had Templar maps of the New World even before he started navigating? Or was he a pirate?

by Daniel Lucio Batista Maciel
Loja Maçônica Obreiros do Irajá,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From the Secretary’s Desk – September 2011

John Fletcher, Jr.Dear Companions and Sir Knights,
Companions and Sir Knights I cannot say this too often – CHECK YOUR DUES CARDS AND IF IT DOES NOT SAY 2011 – PAY YOUR DUES! We depend on your dues to pay the expenses of our York Rite Bodies.

October is the month of Dues Notices therefore I will be preparing notices and dues cards for the coming year. This is a busy time for the Secretary/Recorder so bear with me.

Fraternally & Courteously,
John B. Fletcher, Jr. KYGCH