The H Foundation - Committed to a Cure for Cancer
YES...The H Foundation was created as all great ideas are over a cocktail called the Goombay Smash. It started out as a few friends with entrepreneurial spirit that decided we could make a difference in the fight against cancer. So every Summer we host our largest fund raising event called the Goombay Bash under the disguise of a casual Caribbean-style party.
In ten years the H Foundation has raised over $3.5 Million donating nearly every dollar raised to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. These funds are used as seed money for basic science cancer research projects which then compete for additional government or private funding. As a result, our donation has literally turned into nearly $30 Million of research dollars towards finding a cure.
Partnership with Northwestern
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. It is the only NCI (National Cancer Institutes) designated comprehensive cancer center in Illinois and one of only 39 in the country.
“The H Foundation is a model for community commitment to the cause of cancer prevention and elimination.” – Dr. Steve Rosen, Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Planting the Seeds
All monies raised by the H Foundation go directly to Basic Science Cancer Research. This allows scientists to pursue novel ideas to detect cancer earlier and with greater precision. These ideas are then built into a portfolio of research knowledge to compete for grants from other foundations. This "seed money" for basic research leads to millions of dollars from additional private funding allowing the center to continue the fight to cure cancer.
In ten years, we have raised over $3.5 Million, including over $575,000 in 2010 alone, to help find a cure for cancer.
One of the most exciting successes of the Cancer Center’s basic science research is in the area of emerging science of Oncofertillity. Last fall, the Feinberg School was awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institute of Health to study fertility threats posed to women by cancer treatment. This new research will create an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientists, oncologists, pediatricians, social works and medical ethicists to help women preserve their fertility while being treated for cancer.
The H foundation is an independent 501(c)(3)Non-profit organization. 100% of our funding comes from donations by individuals, families, and businesses and…from you.