The Louisiana Cancer Research Center is grateful to the 56 auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Louisiana, which presented a donation of more than $6,500.  The organization raised the funds among its 5,000 members throughout the state.

Past Auxiliary President Kolleen Karcher Herndon was joined by auxiliary officers Mary Johnson and Margaret Nixon to present the check to LCRC Scientific Co-Directors Prescott Deininger, PhD and Augusto Ochoa, MD.  LCRC Chief Operating Officer Sven Davisson and LCRC Chief Financial Officer Deborah Reeder also welcomed the auxiliary representatives.

“There is not one person that has not been touched by cancer in some way or shape or form,” Ms. Herndon said. 

In accepting the donation, Dr. Ochoa mentioned that donations demonstrate Louisianan’s interest in having the best and the latest cancer research and cancer treatments.  Dr. Deininger added that the auxiliary’s donation was unrestricted and therefore available to fund necessary research right now.

Instead of our state’s major research institutions fighting cancer independently, the Louisiana legislature recognized the value of their working together. So, it funded a cancer research center so they could better compete for millions upon millions in federal research dollars.

If you or your organization would like to donate to the LCRC, please click here. It is a simple way to support the cancer research of LCRC research institutions LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane School of Medicine, Xavier University of Louisiana and Ochsner Health, with a single donation.

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