What We Do

Other Initiatives

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center RNA Project (2014-2019)

AWF has pledged $75,000 over a five year period to 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.

Comfort Hope Bags for Oncology Patients at Catskill Regional and Orange Regional Medical Centers

Patients utilizing the oncology department at Catskill Regional Medical Center located in Sullivan County, NY and Orange Regional Medical Center in Orange County, NY will receive HOPE Bags filled with essential organic, soothing products to aid in their relief during treatment.

Due to the efforts of our amazing volunteer committee, many generous in-kind donations were secured from companies to participate in our Hope Bags.

The success of the foundation would not be possible without the continued support of our local community. This is our way of paying it forward, to reach more patients and to give hope and comfort to those fighting.

Delete Blood Cancer DKMS

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. For more information visit http://www.deletebloodcancer.org/

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Small & Large Cell Neuroendocrine Cervical Cancer Institutional Review Board (IRB) Project (2012-2013)

Rare but there, neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix is an uncommon yet devastating disease that our inspiration, Ally had endured. This cancer is not HIV related and has NO prior symptoms. Allyson found the SCCC sisterhood on Facebook shortly after they formed in 2010. Allyson’s family and friends supported the effort to find a cure, privately donating over $25,000 to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center SCCC project. The work of the Allyson Whitney Foundation continues to honor Ally and support others with the same disease, contributing 10% of proceeds in 2012 and 2013, with $20,000 to help fund this mission.

To learn more this disease and the innovative research by Dr. Michael Frumovitz and Dr. Jennifer Burzawa visit www.necervix.com/information.