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The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

From time to time, I have the honor of saying thank you to the thousands of people like you who say YES to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. You say YES in choosing the Lurie Cancer Center for care and YES again through your philanthropy and commitment to our mission. We are truly grateful for your dedication to improving cancer care, treatment, education and research.

As director of the Lurie Cancer Center, I can never thank enough the physicians, scientists, nurses, volunteers, and administrative staff who make it their mission to participate in our efforts to save lives and find cures for cancer. They, together with champions like you, are the people who lift the Lurie Cancer Center name.

Additionally, today I have the sincere privilege to recognize the many organizations and professional volunteer groups impacting the Lurie Cancer Center’s mission this year, including:

A Sister's Hope
The Brett Armin Sarcoma Foundation
“Campaign to Save Lives” for the Leukemia Translational Research Program
Cancer Smashers
The Carol Gollob Foundation for Breast Cancer Research
Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation  
Corliss Johnson Memorial Foundation
The family and friends of Jill Folan and Melissa Hull    
The H Foundation
The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
Head for the Cure Foundation
The family and friends of Jan Hedrick
Jeff Hugo Foundation for Osteosarcoma Research  
The Lynn Sage Foundation     
Victoria Mack     
Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C.     
The Annual Pate Family Cancer Research Fundraiser
The Renée Israel Foundation     
The family and friends of EW Ross and Patricia Pelletier
The Thomas M Foundation      
Villanova University Athletics     
Wayne Elementary School

The Lurie Cancer Center is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. To this end, we are dedicated to scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists.

These supporting groups and organizations go out into the community to raise vital philanthropic support and awareness for research and programs at the Lurie Cancer Center. They are furthering our shared commitment to cancer care, education, and the research that leads to new and better options for treatment.

Thank you all for your support and for saying YES to the Lurie Cancer Center. I hope you are having a wonderful summer.


Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology

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