Seizing the innovations of our age

Chris Bowers, a cancer survivor who was treated at Stanford and is now a member of our patient advisory council, will never forget this poignant moment: “I was having a hard time, and my son Matthew couldn’t visit... kids weren’t allowed in the hospital during the H1N1 epidemic. So my wife, Anitra, brought him to the garden, and even though I wasn’t supposed to leave, the staff unhooked me and took me outside. When he saw me, Matthew ran into my arms, gave me a big kiss, and said, ‘I love you.’ The staff knew how healing it would be for me to see him, so they made it happen.”

Transforming Cancer Care will fund innovative high-risk, high-reward research ideas that will capture the possibilities of our age and ensure scientific progress doesn’t slip as federal funding constricts. We are on the verge of a quantum leap forward in cancer science and care, but we must make the right investments, right now, to create a healthy future for our children and grandchildren. Please join us.