Cause' when push
comes to shove
You taste what
you're made of.
You might bend,
till you break
Cause its all
you can take.
On your knees
you look up,
You get mad,
you get strong,
Wipe your hands
shake it off,
THEN YOU STAND.
A.L.L. & CANCER RESEARCH
It was Jacquie's greatest wish that the world would someday be cancer free. We know firsthand the effects that these life threatening diseases have on patients as well as us, the families, friends and loved ones. The Jacquie Hirsch For A.L.L. Foundation is COMMITTED to working towards making her wish a reality, starting with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. In order to begin, we have teamed up with members of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and started a very special project with one of Jacquie's doctors, Dr. Eunice Wang. Dr. Wang, along with Dr. Norma Nowak, Director of the DNA Microarray and Genomics Facility at Roswell Park, will be researching specific samples in an effort ultimatly to find out why patients relapse after bone-marrow transplants and why A.L.L. is so difficult to treat and cure.
Dr. Norma Nowak
- Human Genome Project
- DNA Microarry & Genomics Facility
- Jacquie For A.L.L. Foundation Reseach Facility Director
|Dr. Eunice Wang
- Jacquie For A.L.L. Research Principal Investigator
The Jacquie Hirsch For A.L.L. Research Fund was established at Roswell Park Cancer Institute with an initial contribution of $10,000 on January 13, 2009. Since that time, another $36,000 had been assigned to the fund and an additional $20,000 was donated at a January 2010 check presentation. At The 2nd Annual Tinker Ball Formal Dinner Dance a $30,000 check was presented to Dr. Nowak, bringing the fund to $100,000. The Annual Cruise Against Cancer has raised $6,000 since its inception, all of which has been donated after our 'cruise' to Roswell Park. December 2010's $25,000 presentation brought us to over $128,000. The purpose of this fund is to subsidize Dr. Wangs' & Dr. Nowaks' research so they can conduct multi-dimensional genomic profiling of acute leukemias characterized by MLL gene rearrangements. Our hope is to one day be able to save another patient from the pain, suffering and loss we experienced with Jacquie by finding answers to the questions that no family should ever have to ask.
To see TV News coverage of the opening of The Jacquie Hirsch For A.L.L. Research Fund, please CLICK HERE
January 2009 - Initial Funding
June 2009 - Ride For Roswell
July 2009 - Tinker Ball
August 2009 - Cruise Against Cancer
January 2010 - Roswell Park
July 2010 - Tinker Ball
August 2010 - Cruise Against Cancer
December 2010 - Check Presentation
*Additional private gifts have been made to
The Jacquie Hirsch A.L.L. Research Fund,
bringing us to our to date total.*
We look forward to keeping you informed about how this research will help future A.L.L. patients. To read updates on our research project Click Here. Thank you again for your support, without your help...this would not be possible. |