Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Campaign 2 Save Lives presents $30,000 for Leukemia Translational Research

On October 23, Barbara and Bruce Jacobson, co-founders of Campaign 2 Save Lives, presented Jessica Altman, MD, and Olga Frankfurt, MD, co-directors of the Leukemia Transactional Research Program (LTRP) and assistant professors of Hematology-Oncology, with a check for $30,000 to further their research, patient treatment, and care. The gift represents the net proceeds from Campaign 2 Save Lives’ (C2SL) first fundraiser, It’s a Celebration, held at Gibson’s Chicago on May 16, which celebrated the third birthday-anniversary of Mrs. Jacobson’s successful stem cell transplant.

Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD, director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, expressed his appreciation and praised the commitment of the C2SL Board, supporters, volunteers, and It’s a Celebration attendees, without whom this gift would not have been possible.

Campaign 2 Save Lives is an Illinois 501(c)(3) non-profit established in appreciation for the outstanding care Mrs. Jacobson received at the Lurie Cancer Center from Drs. Altman and Frankfurt. The mission of C2SL is to solely support Leukemia Transactional Research, patient treatment, care, and advocacy within the LTRP Program at the Lurie Cancer Center under the direction of Drs. Altman and Frankfurt. For more information on C2SL, email or visit