Fibrolamellar Global Summit Determines Research Funding As #GivingTuesday Top Priority
November 22, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, arrives just in time to help rare cancers, a desperately underfunded nonprofit category, that has real potential to save lives.
At a global summit held earlier this month by the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF), an organization supporting research for a rare form of liver cancer, over a dozen prestigious research institutions, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI), along with some of the world's top GI cancer MDs and PhDs from academia, industry and government, collaborated and exchanged information. While many potential breakthroughs were discussed, the overwhelming theme was that significant improvements for treatments and curative therapies could be discovered given additional resources for research.
As a part of this effort, FCF today announced its participation in #GivingTuesday (November 28, 2017), which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) as a kick off to the holiday giving season.
John Hopper, President of the Greenwich-CT based FCF and Co-Chair of the GI Cancers Alliance (GICA), said, "Rare cancers tend to get overlooked. We are especially fortunate to be a part of the #GivingTuesday movement because this is a time when people from all walks of life can truly make a major difference. Donating to a rare disease like Fibrolamellar, which has a very low survival rate and few specific treatments, can make a major difference for the children and young adults facing this cancer. We encourage everyone to think of FCF on #GivingTuesday."
Those who are interested in joining FCF's #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://fibrofoundation.org/donate/
About Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation:
FCF, a public 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Greenwich, CT, was founded in 2009 by 27-year-old Tucker Davis, who lost his life to Fibrolamellar in 2010. FCF has funded nearly $6 million in research at major institutions in the U.S. and internationally. With 100% of all donations going to research, all operating costs for the foundation are funded by the Charles A. and Marna Davis Foundation. For more information or to donate directly,visit www.fibrofoundation.org and interact with us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation, 20 Horseneck Lane, 2nd Floor, Greenwich, CT 06830