There is no greater shock than learning that you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer. While most of us have experienced it at some point in our lives, there is more reason to be hopeful than ever before. Last year, according to the National Cancer Institute, there were nearly 17 million American cancer survivors. That number is projected to rise to 26 million by 2040.
Saving and improving lives begins with new, groundbreaking ideas in basic research. And that is what Ohio Cancer Research (OCR) is proud to drive throughout the state. Despite the fund raising challenges of 2020, we are proud to continue our efforts with new and continued seed money projects and positive impact.
OCR helps investigators establish their labs and generate the data needed to secure much larger funding from other sources, such as the National Institutes of Health, to continue their work based on success. Every dollar of research provided by OCR generates more than $30 of additional funding!
Your Gift Has Incredible Impact
$5,000 = $150,000 generated research dollars
$2,000 = $60,000 (complete two-year research project)
$1,000 = $30,000 (one-year of research)
$500 = $15,000 generated research dollars
You may think of a research lab as cold and impersonal. But OCR-funded labs are filled with incredible selfless, compassionate and intelligent people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Some of you have had the pleasure of meeting them and likely found them as inspiring as we do.
We thank you in advance for your year-end support in helping us fund more critical new ideas in Ohio in 2021 and beyond. With your help, we can help the experts end this disease forever!