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October 11, 2016

$50,000 Gift Inspired by Father Funds Cancer Research

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center celebrated CoolingCancer.org’s $50,000 gift raised with proceeds from a golf tournament.

“Losing my Dad to cancer was a life changing moment for me, and many families have similar stories,” said Andrew Santos, CoolingCancer.org president. Santos continued, “I chose to support the UH Cancer Center after learning that it is a world-class facility with outstanding researchers right here in Hawai‘i. We can choose to do nothing, or take action to do something to help eradicate this disease.”

Over the last three years the local nonprofit has donated a total of $150,000 to support cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.

“We are very grateful for their support. The gifts help our researchers continue working on life-saving treatments for those in our communities who are affected by this devastating disease,” said Dr. Randall Holcombe, UH Cancer Center director.

The UH Cancer Center has many dedicated funds for cancer-related research projects, such as those focusing on lung, liver, breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancers. If you have a specific area of interest you would like to support, please contact Todd Cullison at todd.cullison@uhfoundation.org or (808) 356-5757.

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