The American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to finding the cure for various cancers, has recently launched a funding initiative on Crowdrise to raise funds for post-doctoral research grants.
“Our CrowdRise initiative gives you the opportunity to directly support the next generation of researchers through a restricted gift to the American Cancer Society’s post-doctoral grant program.”
The American Cancer Society also noted:
“Research is at the heart of our mission and we’ve played a role in most major cancer breakthroughs in recent history. Each year, hundreds of young researchers go unfunded, without the chance to look for the next possible cancer breakthrough. These researchers are some of the most innovative, scientific professionals in their field and could be the key to finding more and better cancer treatment options and prevention methods. Donate now to help fund their research.”
“My primary funding of research is from ACS, it’s fair to say the ACS saved my academic life. Through this funding, from what we understand now and what we see…has turned into a belief that cancer is a treatable disease.”
Bill Chambers, senior vice president of extramural research for the cancer society, reportedly shared:
“Everybody’s plugged in these days, so it just makes sense we target people this way. We need to fund the next generation of scientists.”
The American Cancer Society’s campaign will run throughout the month of February.
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