The Allyson Whitney Foundation supports several organizations whose missions and values align with ours. These organizations generally focus on researching rare cancers and/or offering care and support to those fighting cancer. Learn more about our partners and the amazing work they’re doing below.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center RNA Project (2014-2021)
AWF has awarded $105,000 under Sorority of Hope with stewardship of Dr. Michael Frumovitz, MD, MPH.
Associate Professor and Fellowship Director of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Frumovitz is the steward of this donation. Under his direction, the funds will support an RNA project that should help better link small cell cervical cancer to small cell lung cancer. The results, will hopefully open up clinical trials and treatments available for small cell lung (30,000 cases/year) and for patients with small cell cervical cancer (150 cases/year). The small cell cancer is now being found in other parts of the body as well, this causal effect may help so many patients, who would not otherwise have treatment options. We are honored to be part of this innovative and groundbreaking research that shares research information globally.
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world with over 3.5 million registered donors. Donors have helped save lives by donating their bone marrow or peripheral blood stems. Only 30% of patients are able to find a compatible bone marrow donor in their family and every 4 minutes, an American is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
The Allyson Whitney Foundation, in memory of Gil Sandvoss, hosts donor drives at their events to help this important cause. All it takes is a swab of your cheeks to be placed on the registry. We can proudly say we have added 104 potential donor matches (our heroes) to the National Registry.