Hilton Foundation Establishes Cancer Research Grants

Community Group Supports James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

July 02, 2001

The Sally Edelman and Harry Gardner Cancer Research Foundation has established a research award to support collaborative basic science, translational or clinical cancer research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The $250,000 award, $50,000 per year for five years, continues the foundation's long-standing support for the cancer center.

"We are pleased to be able to support the cancer center. This is good news for the center and for all of us to work to beat down this disease," said George Edelman Jr., foundation founder.

The foundation recently established the program to provide seed grants to support interactive research projects initiated by investigators affiliated with the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

"We are grateful for the continued support from the Sally Edelman and Harry Gardner Cancer Research Foundation," said Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., Interim Director of the Cancer Center. "The commitment of our friends in the Hilton area is strong and we appreciate all they do to help us better understand how to combat cancer."

The foundation was created in memory of two beloved Hilton residents who died of cancer. Founder Edelman made it his mission to support research efforts that will find a cure for the deadly disease. The organization has raised $1 million through raffles, walk-a-thons, motorcycle rides, card tournaments and sock hops and earnings from the funding support local research.

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