Challenge Grant - Thank You!
We are off to an exciting start thanks to you....
Over the past few months we invited you to participate in our year-end Challenge Grant with a goal to raise $250,000 to match our contribution of $250,000 and together fund an additional research iinvestigator in 2014 - and you did it!
Thanks to your help, in 2015 we will:
- Increase the number of researchers and academic professionals working on pancreatic cancer by expanding our grant program
- Fund studies on early detection and monitoring, drug development and delivery, and pancreatic cancer prevention
- Support leading scientists and clinicians to pursue their most promising research that will lead to early diagnosis, improved and effective therapy, and ultimately a cure
As a result of reaching our goal, The Lustgarten Foundation will award a total of $19.5 million in research grants to 13 prominent scientists who were nominated by their peers for significant achievements in the field of pancreatic cancer research, bringing our yearly total to $35 million and $110 million committed since the Foundation’s inception.
We are proud to be the nation’s largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research, but we couldn’t do it without your loyal support. Together we will identify new breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research and accelerate a path toward a cure.