Some 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 cancerresearch.org 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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