On December 21, board members of The H Foundation presented Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD, the Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology and director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, with their largest contribution yet to support cancer research at the Lurie Cancer Center. Also in attendance was Kathleen J. Green, PhD, Joseph L. Mayberry Sr. Professor of Pathology and Toxicoloy, a past beneficiary of gifts from The H Foundation.
This check was comprised of proceeds from the foundation’s annual summer fundraiser, the Goombay Bash.
Cortney Frahm and John Rot, president of The H Foundation, presented the check on behalf of their group. The H Foundation was established in 2001 by a few friends with a shared entrepreneurial spirit who decided they wanted to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
“We are thrilled to present our largest gift ever on behalf of basic science cancer research,” said Mr. Rot. “The H Foundation is honored to help support such a wonderful organization. Our dollars are continuing to accelerate discoveries that lead to breakthroughs in cancer research! GOOMBAY!”
Since its inception, The H Foundation has raised more than $8 million to advance research at the Lurie Cancer Center, which has, in turn, been able to leverage these generous philanthropic funds into more than $50 million in private and government grants for cancer research projects that bridge basic science and clinical care.
“The H Foundation’s continued support ensures that our scientists have the resources they need to conduct the cutting-edge research that leads to breakthroughs,” said Dr. Platanias.