Kure It Cancer Research and University of California, San Francisco Team Together to fund a $200,000 Grant for Underfunded Cancer Research
Orange County Nonprofit, Kure It Cancer Research, Extends Reach into Northern California,Teaming with the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in the name of the California Self Storage Association.
Irvine, California – February 2, 2015 – We are proud to announce that Kure It Cancer Research is partnering with The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) to provide a $200,0000, two-year grant for underfunded cancer research. Kure It provides grants to leading medical institutions across the country for research projects that can be translated into new treatments and better understanding in the fight against cancer. This partnership marks the first time Kure It Cancer Research has granted funds to a comprehensive cancer center in the Northern California area.
Kure It will grant to HDFCCC in the name of the California Self Storage Association (CSSA). A significant amount of support for Kure It Cancer Research comes from the Self Storage industry. Through regional Self Storage association supported fundraising events, creative operator giving programs and easy customer giving incentives, Kure It has creatively inspired the Self Storage Industry to give back in a variety of small ways that add up to substantial impact. The CSSA has been a hallmark of support since Kure It’s inception.
The Kure It CSSA Grant Request for Proposal is exclusively available to all UCSF faculty in any series, including the adjunct and professional research series. UCSF Instructors, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors are all eligible to apply, however, post-doctoral fellows are not. The proposed research project should be a project new to HDFCCC that is not receiving significant funding from any other source. The funding decision will be made by an independent review committee consisting of subject-area experts and at least one member of the Kure It Board of Directors.
In addition to the Kure It CSSA Grant, Kure It will also grant $250,000 for research in immunotherapy in Kidney Cancer this Spring through an international request for proposals through the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR). Kure It’s 2015 Rivals United for a Kure Grant will also be awarded, in the name of Barb Kaprielian, to UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in March 2015; bringing Kure It extremely close to the goal of funding $1 million in research this year. Kure It founder, Barry Hoeven established Kure It to fill the gap and place cancer research dollars directly into the hands of the investigators. To date, Kure It Cancer Research has raised $3.5 million for cancer research and with this remarkable standard of giving, we are closer than ever to making cancer a disease of the past.
About Kure It Cancer Research
Kure It was established as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2010, providing funding for innovative research projects focused on kidney cancer and other underfunded cancers. The funds raised through Kure It directly support groundbreaking research at leading cancer centers. Founded by Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with cancer, Kure It expanded to support all underfunded cancers when the vast disconnect between the number of people afflicted with cancer and the amount of funding available for research became apparent. Kure It Cancer Research holds strong to the belief in the power of research in the Fight for a Kure. We visualize the victory of a cancer free world - together we will win.
For more information on Kure It Cancer Research visit www.kureit.org
For more information on The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center visit http://cancer.ucsf.edu/