Irvine, Calif., August 16, 2017, Kure It Cancer Research announced today that it has donated a $100,000 grant to The UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The money will be used to support two projects, kidney cancer therapy development and colon cancer. Both projects involve research in patient treatment and therapies for these cancers. Kure It Cancer Research is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 and incorporated in 2010 by US Storage Centers Chairman and Founder Barry Hoeven to help eliminate the deficit of cancer research funding for Kidney and other underfunded cancers.
The check was presented by Todd Perry, President of the Board of Directors of Kure It Cancer Research, to Dr. Richard Van Etten, Director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCI in July. Money for the grant was raised in partnership with the California Self Storage Association (CSSA) through sponsorships and participation at its recent conferences in Napa and Newport Beach, California.
“The UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in cancer research and an organization we are proud to support,” said Perry. “We will continue to implement creative strategies to raise money to support institutions which are committed to groundbreaking cancer research.”
The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) of the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, which is the sixth most populous U.S. county and home to more than 1 percent of the nation’s people. Now entering its 22nd year, the CFCCC will enact its new strategic plan to enhance its role as a vital resource for the people of Orange County and surrounding areas for generation and dissemination of new knowledge about the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer, training of the next generation of cancer providers and caregivers, and alleviation of the overall burden of cancer on our citizens.
About UC Irvine Health
UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UC Irvine Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., a 411-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, and behavioral health and rehabilitation services. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 16 consecutive years. UC Irvine Medical Center features Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and it’s the primary teaching hospital for UC Irvine’s School of Medicine. UC Irvine Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County.
About Kure It Cancer Research
Kure It was established as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2010, providing funding for innovative research projects focused on kidney cancer and other underfunded cancers. The funds raised through Kure It directly support groundbreaking research at leading cancer centers. Founded by Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with kidney cancer, Kure It expanded to support all underfunded cancers when the vast disconnect between the number of people afflicted with various types of cancer and the amount of funding available for research became apparent. Kure It Cancer Research holds strong to the belief in the power of research in the Fight for a Kure. We visualize the victory of a cancer free world – together we will win.