Frenchman's Creek Women For Cancer Research - raising funds to find cures for cancers that affect women
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Originally published 02:27 p.m., January 29, 2010 Updated 03:02 p.m., January 29, 2010
More than 200 women attended Frenchman's Creek Women For Cancer Research (WFCR) annual fundraising luncheon recently to help find cures for women's cancers. This event celebrated the organization's ongoing partnership with Scripps Research Institute/Scripps Florida. Before the luncheon, the ladies competed in a golf tournament which completed a host of fundraising events. Anne Stanfield and Helene Shuter served as co-chair persons of this highly-successful event along with their hardworking committee.
"It is with the deepest gratitude that we thank WFCR for undertaking the challenge of conquering cancer through research,... and so graciously having chosen to do so by supporting the innovative cancer research underway at Scripps Florida," said Barbara Suflas Noble, Director of External Affairs at Scripps Florida.
One hundred percent of the WFCR philanthropic contributions are being put to work in the laboratory directly supporting two Frenchman's Creek Women for Cancer Research Fellows in Cancer Biology at Scripps Florida. They are working with Professor Howard Petrie, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Kendall Nettles, Ph.D., and have made significant inroads in advancing breakthrough research in the role of the immune system in cancer and the impact of steroid hormones; and the contribution of Notch 3, a key regulatory protein and known cause of cancer, to the development or progression of cancer.
"On behalf of all of us in the Department of Cancer Biology and The Scripps Research Institute, we are so grateful for WFCR generosity and thoughtfulness in sustaining the WFCR Postdoctoral Fellows at Scripps Florida," said John L. Cleveland, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cancer Biology. "WFCR has forged a partnership with the Institute in making way for not only the critically important work in cancer biology to move forward without encumbered nuances, but also supporting and engaging the next-generation of young scientists and physicians."
Other committee co-chairs for the WFCR included:
Gale Salz, Mikki Rocker, Flo Goodman, Barbara Hanig, Sue Guthmann, Judy Petricoff, Ruth Stavisky, Irma Blauner, Lila Silver, Carol Corwin, Syd Shaw, Sandi Lamm, Ruth Peckman, Barbara First, Adele Shamban, Laurie Comiteau, Gail Halpern, Kathy Azeez, Bobbi Sobel, Doris Ackerman, Joy Hecht, Mickey Berman, Debbie Butler, Shirley Goldberg and Denise Siegel.
About the Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world's largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organizations, at the forefront of basic biomedical science that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its discoveries in immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases, and synthetic vaccine development. Established in its current configuration in 1961, it employs approximately 3,000 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, scientific and other technicians, doctoral degree graduate students, and administrative and technical support personnel. Scripps Florida, the Institute's first campus outside of La Jolla, Calif., was founded in 2004 and is a state-of-the-art facility focusing on basic biomedical and energy research, drug discovery, and science education.