Jan 22, 2014 – Philanthropy

January 22, 2014

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ANCHOR LEAD: GROUPS LIKE STAND UP TO CANCER ARE VERY HELPFUL IN MOVING THE RESEARCH
ENTERPRISE FORWARD, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

What do major league baseball, the organization known as Stand Up to Cancer, and Johns Hopkins have in common? They’re all involved in helping raise funds for research to combat cancer, with baseball owners recently providing auction items to assist fundraising efforts. William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, says such strategies are now more important than ever.

NELSON: Foundation and philanthropic funding is more important as the federal government investment has become somewhat attenuated, sequestration and even the liberation from sequestration, investment hasn’t kept pace with inflation, it’s even declined and so groups like Stand Up To Cancer are playing a more and more important role in supporting the research that hopefully will lead to a cure. :21

Nelson says things like major league baseball auctions enable people at all levels of income to participate in helping fund cancer research. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.

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