Why I give
As a registered nurse for over 40 years, I understand why the LCRC is so important. My personal commitment to making a difference in cancer research and in our community-at-large was crystalized over 20 years ago when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. Having had professional experience with pharmaceutical clinical trials of analgesic studies, I realized that without funding for research, progress in cancer treatment would stagnate.
Now, as a supporter, I have the opportunity to educate people about the importance of research and the value of funding to help propel our local research scientists to achieve their next goal - opening clinical trials and then obtaining FDA approval of treatments. A personal highlight of mine was facilitating a $50,000 gift to the LCRC. It gave me increased momentum to continue with my passion to serve mankind, make a difference, and have fun along the way.