Local donor gives $1.4 million for pediatric cancer research and care

A gift of $1.4 million is being made to the Georgia Cancer Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

The gift will fund the critical pediatric cancer research at the cancer center, the Child Life Program and other areas of need at CHOG.

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, cites the Press On Fund childhood cancer research gift of $2.5 million announced last September and a subsequent $300,000 gift also in support of pediatric cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center as an inspiration.

“For us, the satisfaction of knowing this money will prove beneficial to the youngest and most vulnerable of cancer patients is its own reward,” the donor said. “The sense of satisfaction and joy is overwhelming.”

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 10,000 children under age 15 will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Pediatric cancer research, however, is underfunded because less than 1 percent of people with cancer are children.

About the Georgia Cancer Center

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is a multidisciplinary academic cancer center with a mission to reduce the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation and education. Its patient-centered approach includes first-in-the-nation treatment protocols, an experimental therapeutics program and specialized clinics for state-of-the-art drug and immunotherapy clinical trials. augusta.edu/cancer

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