"Cancer Doesn't Have Me"
The Sharon A. Carpenter Laboratory was dedicated at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, honoring a longtime patient of Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., associate director of USC/Norris Gastrointestinal Oncology Program and professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Glenn Carpenter recently made a $400,000 gift to USC/Norris to spur Lenz's research, as well as a $100,000 gift to the USC Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. Sharon Carpenter fought colon cancer for years with Lenz's help, but ultimately succumbed to the disease. The plaque at the laboratory entrance is inscribed with her personal motto: "I have cancer but cancer doesn't have me."
Vons Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer
California Assemblyman Kevin De Leon joined Vons supermarket representatives in presenting a $7,000 check to the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to support programs in breast cancer research under the direction of Michael Press, M.D., Ph.D., coordinator of the Women's Cancers Program at USC/Norris and professor of pathology and the Harold E. Lee Chair in Cancer Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
The gift is part of an annual campaign by Vons, a division of Safeway Inc., in which employees and customers support the fight against breast cancer by contributing at their local Vons and Pavilions grocery stores. Employees held garage sales and barbeques and collected donations at supermarket checkout stands throughout October 2006 to raise funds. The donation is especially important to USC/Norris because it represents the support of our neighboring community for USC programs.
Lon V. Smith Foundation Funds Research
The Lon V. Smith Foundation and its board of directors recently made a gift of $30,000 to support cancer research. A plaque honoring the Foundation's generosity will be installed on the tissue culture laboratory of the new Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower. Peter Jones, Ph.D., USC/Norris director, says, "The continuing commitment of the Lon V. Smith Foundation is tremendously appreciated."
A lasting legacy supports cancer research
The exceptional USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center research scientists housed in the new Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower need state-of-the-art equipment to support their programs.
With the stagnant funding for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health and the knowledge that these institutes rarely fund research equipment, USC/Norris researchers rely more than ever on private sources to fund items critical to their work.
You can support the vital research by funding equipment or investing in a naming opportunity. Your support will be part of the research needed to treat and eliminate all cancers.
This is a partial list of naming opportunities available in the Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower. Gifts of more than $10,000 may be paid over a 2-3 year period.
Every gift counts and USC/Norris researchers appreciate your generous support.
Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower Equipment
Aresty Conference Center
$2,500 Aresty Conference Center Seating
Join us in continuing our effort to support the expansion of life-saving cancer research. If you would like to discuss additional naming opportunities at the Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower please call the USC/Norris Development Office at (323) 865-0700.