V Foundation Match for Cancer
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Due to the incredible response we have received to date, we are extending the campaign by an additional two weeks. All funds raised above and beyond the $50,000 goal will go to support lab improvements to help further research in Dr. Markiewicz's lab.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is pleased to announce a collaboration with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, ESPN, and the Kansas City Chiefs to support our fight against cancer.
The V Foundation, founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano, is partnering with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation to offer a 3:1 matching grant of $150,000. The grant will go to support junior researcher Mary Markiewicz, Ph.D., who is conducting immunotherapy research at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
To meet this challenge grant, The University of Kansas Cancer Center must raise $50,000 in the month of October.
This opportunity will be announced during Monday night football on ESPN twice during the month of October. This national exposure is priceless!
While we are humbled with gratitude, this means we have work to do.
We need your help to take full advantage of this very generous match. Please join us in our effort to raise $50,000 for The University of Kansas Cancer Center by October 31st!
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of only 69 cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The Cancer Center operates as a matrix organization that includes the following partners: the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Health System, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Children’s Mercy Kansas City. The University of Kansas Health System is the exclusive provider of clinical cancer services for the KU Cancer Center. To learn more about the University of Kansas Cancer Center, please visit www.kucancercenter.org.