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The NorthShore Auxiliary Breast Ovarian Research Program

This program has provided funding for several Center for Medical Genetics studies focusing on breast MRI screening, cancer susceptibility gene discovery and microarray studies. The NorthShore Auxiliary’s Hospital Gala event provided seed funding for the Center for Medical Genetics.

Beginning with the September 2000 American Craft Exposition, The Auxiliary provided financial support for pilot research projects in breast and ovarian cancer including clinical and translational genetics, outcomes research, and psychosocial issues. As a result of this support, an Endowment Fund has been established to support future breast and ovarian research projects by NorthShore medical faculty, fellows, as well as other NorthShore professionals including nurses and social support staff.

Jack and Judy Baker

Generous funding from Jack and Judy Baker to the NorthShore Prostate Cancer Program and the Center for Medical Genetics has allowed us to join the international IMPACT study: Identification of Men with a genetic predisposition to ProstAte Cancer: Targeted Screening in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and controls.

Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust

The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust provides support for medical research in the area of diseases for which no definite cure is known. The Falk Medical Research Trust’s inaugural grant to NorthShore was in support of the work of Dr. Wendy Rubinstein.

Susan Willis Heiberger Memorial Fund

MyGenerationsTM was funded in fond memory of Susan Willis Heiberger. Dee Murdough and Susan’s husband, Bob, along with many others, have generously contributed to establish a legacy that recognizes Susan’s selfless interest in family, friends and community. Upon her own death, Dee Murdough continued this legacy by making a generous bequest for genetics research at the Center for Medical Genetics.

June Gaylord Kaufman and Ira J. Kaufman Foundation

The Kaufman Foundation has provided generous support for our research efforts in BRCA1/2 Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

The Mazza Foundation

Generous support from the Mazza Foundation is funding genomic studies of leukemia in the Center for Functional Genomics. The Mazza Foundation is a Chicago-based agency that supports education, children and families, the arts and healthcare.

Rice Foundation

The Rice Foundation (previously the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation) established the Center for Functional Genomics at NorthShore. Founded by Daniel F. Rice, the late grain broker and horse breeder, the Rice Foundation provides grants to Chicago organizations in the areas of the arts, education, conservation and medical research. The Rice Foundation has supported the Center for Medical Genetics since 2002.

Ruth Cain Ruggles

The late Ruth Cain Ruggles provided generous funding to help advance the research efforts of the Center for Medical Genetics. She and her huband, Rudy, were longtime donors to NorthShore University HealthSystem and were deeply interested in and committed to cancer research.

If you are considering making a philanthropic donation to the Center for Medical Genetics, please contact:

John H. Hanson, Ph.D.
Director of Philanthropy
NorthShore Foundation
1033 University Pl., Ste. 450
Evanston, IL 60201-3172
224.364.7239 fax

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