Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation is launching Close the Gap to Conquer Cancer, a campaign in response to the growing burdens facing patients with cancer, oncologists, and cancer researchers. Close the Gap to Conquer Cancer calls on everyone committed to conquering cancer to make a gift to help fund vital programs, including those providing patient resources and supporting global cancer research.
Like many non-profits, Conquer Cancer has been impacted by the economic toll caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Close the Gap to Conquer Cancer aims to raise $600,000 for the Conquer Cancer Annual Fund to help maintain patient resources, programs, and long-term research for every type of cancer.
As noted in a recent Science Advances editorial: “Reduced foundation funding has a disproportionately severe impact on trainees and early career scientists and will reduce the ability of the best and brightest to take scientific risks and broaden their inquiries at a pivotal stage in their careers...We risk losing the best and brightest in the cancer field at a time when there has never been greater capacity for translating scientific insights to benefit for cancer patients.”
To Close the Gap to Conquer Cancer, donate to the Conquer Cancer Annual Fund by December 31.