LEUKEMIA TEXAS DONATES $110,000
or Immediate Release:
LEUKEMIA TEXAS DONATES $110,000 TO RESEARCH AND PATIENTS THIS QUARTER.
This past June, Leukemia Texas awarded three grants totaling $20,000 to Baylor Health Care System, Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Cook Children’s Medical Center to benefit the research and survivorship efforts related to Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) leukemia patients. Last month’s gifts bring the organization’s research contributions to over $3.5 million.
The research grant recipients are:
Baylor Health Care System- $5,000
Leukemia Texas granted these funds towards Baylor’s Young Adult Cancer Survivor’s Conference, which focuses on the unmet needs of young adult cancer survivors and provides an opportunity for them to learn about potential resources.
Children’s Medical Center & UT Southwestern Medical Center- $5,000
This grant will support a pilot project to explore the impact of medical and psychosocial assessments collected electronically so that medical staff may provide better and more immediate feedback to the diverse AYA oncology patient population.
Cook Children’s Medical Center- $10,000
The Leukemia Texas grant will support the Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology Program through a research project focusing on better ways to transition young adult cancer survivors from child providers to adult providers in their community.
Leukemia Texas also awarded an extra $90,000 to leukemia patients this June, in addition to the $50,000 disbursed earlier in the year. The grants were given to patients throughout the state from El Paso to Midland to Fort Worth and varied in age from one year to 85 years old. Many thanks to the generous donors who made these gifts possible.
For more information on how you or your company can support Leukemia Texas programs and services, please call the Leukemia Texas office at 214-265-7393 or visit www.LeukemiaTexas.org
About Leukemia Texas:
Leukemia Texas is an independent, nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of those with leukemia through the funding of research and patient aid exclusively in Texas.
Through its Research Grant program, Leukemia Texas awards grants for translational research to improve the safety and effectiveness of patient care and which may ultimately lead to a cure for this life-threatening blood cancer. This research has been conducted at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, UT Southwestern, MD Anderson and UT San Antonio Health Science Center. Its results have been recognized with publication in such leading journals as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Through its Patient Aid program, Leukemia Texas provides financial assistance to leukemia patients needing help with their treatment expenses.
Leukemia Texas is not affiliated with any other leukemia or nonprofit organization, nor receives taxpayer funding or government support. The majority of its contributions are from special events including The BeatLeukemia Ball. It is the only organization of its kind in Texas where leukemia funds are raised in Texas and stay in Texas.