Bold Goal of Conquering Cancer
Published on March 16th, 2017
The America’s Cup Event Authority has announced the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) is the “Official Cancer Charity” partner of the 35th America’s Cup taking place May 26 to June 27 in Bermuda.
Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the CCF works to create a world free from the fear of cancer by funding breakthrough research, connecting physicians and patients to the latest information, and developing programs to improve the quality of and access to cancer care for patients around the world.
CCF has provided more than 1,700 grants and awards to doctors, researchers, and patient advocates in more than 68 countries to invest in research and treatment for every type of cancer, everywhere. “The Campaign to Conquer Cancer” is the Foundation’s current comprehensive fundraising effort to raise $150 million in support of CCF’s mission to conquer cancer worldwide by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting edge knowledge.
“Our ultimate goal of conquering cancer is bold,” said Thomas G. Roberts, MD, chair of the Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors, “but we truly believe it is attainable through meaningful collaboration with partners like the America’s Cup, whose support we greatly appreciate. We fund cancer research around the world, so we look to the power of communities, including sailing’s international fanbase and the more than 40,000 members of ASCO, to make a difference in the lives of everyone affected by cancer.”