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$73,360 Awarded to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to Support Groundwork for Childhood Cancer Research
MANHASSET, N.Y. (December 21, 2016) – Childhood cancer patients depend on clinical trials to find better, safer cures that can prevent lifelong damage as a result of radiation and chemotherapy. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research received an infrastructure grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to participate in clinical trials and develop experimental therapies that will improve the care for their patients.
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has limited funding options for experimental therapies. For the patients that need experimental therapies, they often seek treatment elsewhere, sometime far from home. The grant from St. Baldrick’s, totaling $73,360, will enable the institution to provide care for more patients closer to their home in Long Island, so they don’t have to travel for treatment.
Infrastructure grants are awarded based on the need of the institution and its patients, anticipated results of the grant, and local participation in St. Baldrick’s fundraising events and activities.
“Our event, which has raised $335,000 over the past 8 years, is sponsored by the NCPD-3rd Pct. and the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park,” said Nick Mosesso, volunteer event organizer of the annual St. Baldrick’s New Hyde Park event. “It brings a warm feeling to all of us knowing that these funds are being put to use in our own backyard. Thank you to the Feinstein Institute and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.”
This series of grants, combined with the more than $22 million awarded in July, brings the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s funding total to $24.1 million awarded in 2016.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.