When my beloved wife, Lynn, died on July 26, 2006, the name of the Foundation she started in 2003 to fight advanced metastatic breast cancer was changed to honor her. It became the Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation.
Thanks to your generous donations, we topped Lynn’s goal of raising $1 million. In fact, the Foundation invested more than $1.3 million in: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York; the Carol S. Buck Breast Cancer Center in San Francisco; the Miracle Fund at University Hospitals in Cleveland; and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). We are proud of our contributions to these great institutions, and for the thousands of patients who have benefited from this work.
However, as of Sept. 1, 2014, the Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation will no longer exist as a separate organization.
Still, the fight is not over. I will continue to personally support the amazing work being done by the world-class researchers at TGen, which in addition to breast and other cancers is one of the nation’s leading research institutions investigating the genomic origins of infectious diseases, diabetes, and neurological disorders.
I encourage you to continue your support, as well, so TGen can help accelerate progress towards new diagnoses, treatments and prevention of the many diseases and disorders that afflict humanity.
Since the start of our Foundation’s partnership with TGen in 2007, their amazing research scientists have undertaken multiple projects funded by your donations, specifically targeting advanced metastatic breast cancer, including:
These studies all helped significantly advance the science of breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and for that I say from the bottom of my heart: Thank you! Learn more about TGen and how to contribute at www.TGen.org.
Allen J. Gula, Jr.