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Funding Hope-Finding a Cure

Monday, June 30, 2014

Catalytic Gifts  Support  Cancer Care and Research for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

The Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital moved even closer to completion with the announcement of a catalytic $5 million gift.  The anonymous gift, from a local family, is expected to inspire another $5 million in matching gifts from the philanthropic community for a total impact of $10 million. The gift supports the seventh-floor inpatient unit.

This generosity was announced in tandem with a second gift to adolescent and young adult cancer. The Fowler family, who established the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute in 2011 with a $17 million gift, is elevating their commitment to adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer with a $6.7 million gift to the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in support of AYA cancer research.

The gifts arise from a unique fundraising collaboration between UH and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Angie’s Institute, as it is also known, was founded with the hope of delivering a cure and improving survival rates for the AYA ccommunity. It features a rooftop garden and dedicated inpatient and outpatient floors with design elements specifically for teens to young adults such as separate lounges and activity rooms.

View the official announcement here.

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